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Preserved at Italian Air Force museum of Vigna di Valle. The Partenavia P.53 Aeroscooter was a 1950s Italian light aircraft fitted with a two-bladed rotor. It was designed by Luigi Pascale with Mario de Bernardi and built by Partenavia. The Aeroscooter was low-wing monoplane powered by a 22 hp (16 kW) Ambrosini P-25 piston engine in the nose. It had a fixed nose-wheel landing gear. Above the enclosed single-seat cockpit a pylon was to have been fitted with an autorotating, unpowered two-bladed rotor which was to reduce the stalling speed and the rate-of-descent if the engine failed. In 1959 at the end of a demonstration flight Mario de Bernardi had a heart attack and managed, however, miraculously, to land, without causing damage to the surrounding houses. In memory of the great driver, the little one P-53 is housed next to the Italian aviation giants in a large hangar of the National Museum of the A.M.I. in Vigna di Valle. The plane was piloted, at the beginning of his career, by Fiorenza de Bernardi, the daughter of the creator of the aircraft, and who in 1967 will become the first Italian female airline pilot.

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Preserved at Italian Air Force museum of Vigna di Valle. The Partenavia P.53 Aeroscooter was a 1950s Italian light aircraft fitted with a two-bladed rotor. It was designed by Luigi Pascale with Mario de Bernardi and built by Partenavia. The Aeroscooter was low-wing monoplane powered by a 22 hp (16 kW) Ambrosini P-25 piston engine in the nose. It had a fixed nose-wheel landing gear. Above the enclosed single-seat cockpit a pylon was to have been fitted with an autorotating, unpowered two-bladed rotor which was to reduce the stalling speed and the rate-of-descent if the engine failed. In 1959 at the end of a demonstration flight Mario de Bernardi had a heart attack and managed, however, miraculously, to land, without causing damage to the surrounding houses. In memory of the great driver, the little one P-53 is housed next to the Italian aviation giants in a large hangar of the National Museum of the A.M.I. in Vigna di Valle. The plane was piloted, at the beginning of his career, by Fiorenza de Bernardi, the daughter of the creator of the aircraft, and who in 1967 will become the first Italian female airline pilot.

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