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Rene Caudron (1884-1959)
SAFA biplane built by Caudron and Freres
René Caudron born July 1 1884 in Favieres France died September 28 1959 in Vron, was a French aviation pioneer and aircraft designer, he was the brother of Gaston Caudron. With his brother he built aeroplanes under the Caudron name.
Together with his brother Gaston designed and manufactured a glider on their parents' farm in 1908. The brothers continued to develop and refine their designs.
At the international air show in Rheim, René won the distance flight with a 93 miles long flight in a Caudron aircraft in 1 hours 35 minutes and 31 seconds.
René was the proprietor of a French pilot license number 180.