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FrenchBorn Charles Toussaint VEDRINES

French aviator

Born on December 29, 1881 in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis , France

Died on April 21, 1919 in Saint-Rambert-d'Albon, Drôme , France

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Védrines was notable for being the first pilot to fly at more than 100 mph and for winning the Gordon Bennett Trophy race in 1912.

He was raised in the tough back alleys of Paris, shaping his rough and foul-mouthed nature which nevertheless made him a favorite of the French public. He was apprenticed to the Gnome engine manufacturing company, after which he spent six months in England as Robert Loraine's mechanic in 1910, and then returned to France, where he gained his pilot's license (no. 312) on 7 December 1910 at the Blériot school at Pau.


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