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Stelio Frati (Milan, 1919 – Milan, 14 may 2010)
Stelio Frati was a mechanical engineer and an Italian designer. His passion was aviation from childhood and as a teenager he started to approach the world of flying as a talented model maker, becoming the Italian champion of airplane models in 1940. Eng. Frati studied at Milan Polytechnic from 1938 to 1943 and he graduated as a mechanical engineer, because, at that time, there wasn’t a university faculty of aeronautical engineering. Shortly after the war, he participated in the activities of the gliding center of Milan University and in 1946 he was the author of the book "The Glider", published by Hoepli During his long career he designed many planes, which have been produced in series or else awarded prestigious prizes.


-    Movo F.M.1 Passero (1947)

-   Ambrosini F4 Rondone (1955)

-   Caproni  F5 Trento (1952)

-    Pasotti F6 Airone (1956)

-   SAI Ambrosini F7 Rondone (1957)

-  Aviamilano F8L falco (1955)

-  Pasotti F9 Sparviero (1957)

-    Aviamilano F14 Nibbio (1958)

-    Procaer F15 Picchio (1959)

-    Procaer F400 Cobra (1960)

-    Aviamilano F.250 (1964)

-    SIAI Marchetti SF-260 (1964)

-    Procaer F15F Delfino (1977)

-    General Avia F20 Pegaso (1970)

-    General Avia SF 600 Canguro (1979)

-    General Avia F20 TP Condor (1983)

-    Promavia F1300 Jet Squalus (1987)

-    General Avia F22 Pinguino (1992)

-    Golden Avio F30 (2008)


He is one of the few people who was able to obtain the pilot's license carrying out the examination with an aircraft of his own construction. Stelio Frati died May 14, 2010, aged 91.