|Giovanni de Brigante. 1920s Air Racer Source: Corbis|
He was one of the daring European air race pilots of his day. He probably understood his flying machine, how to extract the most performance from it, what was critical to the successful operation of the plane and where its technological standing was relative to the existing state of the aeronautical art in his time. He probably knew what he was talking about when it came to bleeding-edge technology of the day.
This is Giovanni de Briganti (with an 'i'):
|Giovanni de Briganti: Aero 'Jpournalist' (graphic by SMSgt Mac)|
de Briganti's first revelatory failure:
If Mr de Briganti had anything close to a clue concerning AESA radar technology, he seems to have lost it. Mr. Amlie was wrong because he didn’t know about new and then mostly classified technology. Mr. de Briganti apparently isn’t aware of twenty-year (plus!) old unclassified technology because....he's ignorant?