Born near Milan in 1938, Vittorio Magni started gaining technical knowledge in 1956 at Agusta Spa working in the transmission, engine and airframe departments.
In 1962 he was recruited as a specialist in the Helicopter Division of Montedison, acquiring experience in crop spraying and aerial disinfestations.
In 1964, together with another pilot, he established Elitaliana, a company for aerial work specializing in crop spraying.
In 1967, thanks to his wide rotorcraft experience, Magni collaborated with Silvercraft Spa (a brand new company created to build a new light helicopter). At Silvercraft, he was appointed Flight Line Leader and obtained a helicopter pilot’s licence.
In 1977 he created VPM including a department manufacturing composite parts, in order to satisfy the increasing demand from several aeronautical companies (Agusta Spa; Aerea Spa, etc.).
In 1967 he had imported the plans of a Bensen gyroplane from the U.S.A.
This would have been the first gyro flying in Italy.