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Georges Ligreau's homebuilt aircraft
« on: March 21, 2013, 04:18:59 am »
Georges Ligreau, who had been an instructor at the Bel-Abbes Aero-club (CABA) in Algeria during and after the first World War, built in Metropolitan France an "avionnette" or light aircraft (first attachment below) for the Buc air contest in 1924. He had even built the engine himself! The technical experts, however, denied him the right to fly...

After serving as a military pilot, Ligreau, who was fond of everything mechanical, had successfully transformed an Avia 152A glider into a two-seater.

Back in Sidi-Bel-Abbes in 1948, Georges Ligreau started tests of another monoplane, a single-seater of his design designated the GL 4, powered by a Volkswagen engine.

Translated/adapted from Pierre Larrige's excellent work.

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Re: Georges Ligreau's homebuilt aircraft
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 05:34:40 am »
From Ailes 7/1948,the GL-4.