Alfred de Pischof

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Alfred de Pischof was an aero inventor, pilot, and aero school founder, known for the design of the Pischof-Autoplan.[1]

De Pischof worked for Blériot (as "kaufmänn"). In 1909 he relocated from Paris to Vienna and began working for Kommanditgesellschaft Werner & Pfleiderer.[1] At Wiener Neustädter Flugfeld he shared space in some capacity with Autoplanwerke and other top engineers including Adolf Warchalowski.[2]

He died in France during an experimental flight in 1922.[1]

More is on en.wp.[3] One source says:[4]

Alfred de Pischoff (1882 - 1922) Austria & France, a tireless and modest researcher of exceptional ingenuity
Alfred Ritter von Pischoff was born in 1882 in Vienna, Austria, of French parents of Russian origin. After his studies in Paris, he realized in 1906 flights hovering on the mounds of Palaiseau. In 1907, he created his first plane "de Pischoff n ° 1" nicknamed "the vol au vent". He then associated, in 1908 and 1909, with Paul Koechlin to realize the monoplane that they will make fly to Villacoublay.
De Pischoff then returned to Austria before returning to France with his third aircraft called "autoplan", a kind of hybrid plane and car.
In 1910, Alfred de Pischoff opened two flying schools in Issy-les-Moulineaux and Juvisy. He and participated in the 2nd week of the Reims Air Meet where he flew a Werner monoplane.

There is an inventor Emil de Pischoff who is possibly a brother or co-founder or something. If we keep looking we'll find a work that clearly distinguishes them or says they are the same person. Another source: [2].

Maybe they have different numbers of f's in their last names. Was Alfred related to this company? Ateliers de Pischoff-Koechlin

Patents whose inventor or applicant is Alfred de Pischof or Alfred Ritter von Pischof

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Reinhard Keimel, ""Alfred von Pischof, Techniker", Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815–1950 Vol. 8 (1983), p. 98.
  2. Keimel, 1981, Österreichs Luftfahrzeuge, p. 115.
  3. w:Alfred de Pischof
  4. [1], translated from French to English plus paraphrases


  • Early Aviators – "ALFRED RITTER von PISCHOFF, 1882-1922: AKA Alfred de Pischof" (note spelling with one or two f's). With emails from descendant Sophie de Pischoff. "My father also confirmed that Alfred fell out of his plane and died forgetting to attach himself to his invention." "She also wanted to make sure the spelling de Pischoff was correct but as far as I know when my grand-grand mother went to have the birth certificate written out for her new born baby, the town hall employee added an extra "F" at the end... for Fun maybe... or out of Foolishness."

Names Alfred de Pischof; A. de Pischof; Alfred Ritter von Pischof
Birth date 1882-05-17
Death date 1922-08-12
Countries AT, FR, RU
Locations Vienna; Paris; Villacoublay
Occupations aircraft designer, school founder
Tech areas Airplane
Affiliations Reims Air Meet, Juvisy school, Issy-les-Moulineaux school
Wikidata id Q85722