Michel Aguilar was born on December 25th 1949 in Casablanca; after taking his high school diploma in math and engineering, and briefly attending the University of Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, he joined the French Air Force. In 1978, he entered the DGA (French Armament Procurement Agency) as a military engineer (entrance exam of 74), specialized in aeronautics, with his Technical Corps pilot license.
Michel successively worked on ground radars, helicopters and airborne platforms, before moving on to an international section in the French Ministry of Industry, and becoming the correspondent for the Quai d’Orsay (French Foreign Office) for East-West technology transfer. His “Parisian career” came to an end after he had worked for the technological innovations department. He returned to the DGA, and held several positions at the Centre d’Essais de Landes (Test Center) in Biscarosse until 2002, when he decided to take retirement.
A new chapter in his life was waiting to be written; since 2002, he has spent his time teaching math and physics (private tuition), writing (social sciences), being responsible for the scientific page in the (daily) economic supplement of the local newspaper La Dépêche du Midi for 3 years, and now dedicates himself to what has become the work of his life: l’Xplorair !
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