BEHIND THE SCENES WITH JACQUES BODART, SONACA AIRCRAFT TEST PILOT
Jacques Bodart is closely linked to the Sonaca 200 certification program. He was the one who carried out the second phase of the flight tests, namely the plane’s spin tests.
Jacques Bodart is a familiar figure among aviation enthusiasts and aerobatics fans (in particular): “I fell into the aviation and aerial acrobatics cauldron thanks to my father who was very well known within the Belgian Air Force for his aerobatic presentations in Spitfire, Meteor and Hunter planes all throughout Europe in the fifties. My father was a fighter pilot and that was partly what triggered my passion for aviation. I originally wanted to become a military pilot but I didn’t get the opportunity to achieve my dream. I joined the air cadets with the help of the Belgian Air Force, I was very much guided, supported and encouraged both by my family and my father’s friends”.