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Director of the Military Aviation School, Coronel David López Henríquez; Assistant, Capitán Alejandro Fernández Ortíz; The French Instructors, Capitán Robert Petit and mechanics Ludovic Pouguet and Luis Rollin; the student pilots and mechanics, Juan Yépez, Antonio Villegas; Francisco Leonardi, Ovidio Díaz; Julio Fortoul, Jesús M. Paul, Amador Nieto, Luis Roblón, Alfredo García, Elías Sayago y Juan Lucero.
Photo & text courtesy of

  Teniente (Aviador) Carlos Meyer Baldo
CAP. (AV) Manuel Simón Ríos
General Juan Vicente Gómez y Charles Lindbergh

  Editor's Note: On this page I have tried to present an almost verbatim reproduction of a portion of the original page from the FAV-CLUB website. I have tried to translate the Spanish text into readable English for the benefit of my English-speaking-only visitors, although my command of the language is obviously quite limited. Permission to prepare this page was granted by Richard Tovar, on behalf of the members of the Club, to whom I am very grateful.
If you are able to read Spanish, I hearitly recommend that you refer to the original articles on their website. Not only will you be able to enjoy the articles as they were meant to be understood, you will find many other features, including many beautiful photographs. You can access it by clicking on:

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