F.8L Falco

Firing up the engine on the F.8 prototype with C90 engine.

To the airport by horse-drawn wagon

Checking out the bird before the first flight.

June 15, 1955. The Falco prototype takes off for the first flight.

The first landing.

Ettore Wengi, test pilot, Mario Vietri, President of Aviamilano,
Stelio Frati, Cesare Maleci, RAI inspector, and Amleto Zanetti, shop foreman.

The nose gear steering mechanism of the prototype was
quite different from subsequent production Falcos.