Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Dagoberto Godoy

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Godoy made his flight on the 12 December 1918 in a Bristol M.1c aircraft to become the first man to fly across the Andes.

Dagoberto Godoy (July 22, 1893 in Temuco – September 8, 1960 in Santiago de Chile) was a Chilean pilot and the first person to fly over the Andes.

Lieutenant Dagoberto Godoy took part in South America's first military flying race in July 1916. The Chilean army had sent 3 Blériot monoplanes to Buenos Aires.

Godoy took off to his most famous flight on December 12, 1918 in El Bosque, south of Santiago de Chile. He flew at an altitude of 6300 m and landed in Lagunitas, close to Mendoza, Argentina, after one hour and 35 minutes.

In 1919, Godoy became a "capitan" of the Chilean air force. He left the army in 1942.

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