The greatest Italian designer, was the driving force behind the
re-establishment of Aermacchi as world class player in advanced
training (MB326, MB339) and a person of international standing.
Bazzocchi was also a pioneer in methods, particularly for studying and
wind tunnel testing (on the rotary balance) the spin behavior of
aircraft and designed one of the earliest executive aircraft ever seen
in service (MB320, certified in 1949). He was a man of vision, finding
his way through severe problems and funding shortage under his motto
"never give up", was able to motivate everybody in his environment,
also by establishing mutual trust, and had close links with the British
community as well (particularly Rolls Royce), although constantly
competing against BAC, and was named FRAeS in 1971. I believe all those
who were lucky enogh to collaborate with him will retain his memory as
a great man firsyt of all, and a great aviation person.