(corresponding article to this one on --> French Wikipedia)
|Born||4 August 1877|
|Died||14 April 1965 (aged 87)|
|Occupation||Aeronautical engineer and pilot|
Roger Sommer (4 August 1877 in Pierrepont, France – 14 April 1965 at Sainte-Maxime) was a French aviator. Born to Alfred Sommer, a Belgian industrialist, Roger Sommer became involved with aviation from an early age. He broke the record for flight duration in 1909. After this, Sommer began working on aircraft construction. He constructed 182 aircraft, making him a pioneer in the field. Sommer was a friend of Roland Garros. Sommer's company, named Sommer, is now a part of Sommer-Allibert. Roger Sommer was the father of former Formula One driver Raymond, and François and Pierre Sommer.
- 1910 UK patent 13005 (Elastic mountings / shock absorbers)