Clodomiro Figueroa
Clodomiro Figueroa
Courtesy of Jens Schulz, 1-31-05

"Flight Over the Andes"
The Daily Journal and Tribune,
Knoxville, Tennessee: November 30, 1913,
Transcribed by Bob Davis - 7-21-04
"Santiago, Chile, Nov. 29.
"Preparations for a flight over a range of the Andes twenty thousand feet high are being made by Senor Liquerca, the Chilean aviator."

"Will Attempt Flight Over the Andes Mts.,"
The Daily Journal and Tribune,
Knoxville, Tennessee: December 15, 1913,
Transcribed by Bob Davis - 7-22-04
"Santiago, Chile, Dec. 14.
Senor Figueroa, who has been making preparations for a flight over the Andes, left here today for the foot of the mountains and hopes to carry out his object this week. The flight will be attempted at a point where the mountains attain an altitude of 20,000 feet."

     If you search for "Clodomiro Figueroa", using the Google search engine, (7-23-04), you will find about 23 links, most of them in Spanish. Luckily, most of them can be translated by machine directly from the Google page.

     This page, one of several on the "Unofficial Page of the Chiliean Air Force" website, is one of the few which is available in English. Although there is only a brief mention of Figueroa, it does offer a very interesting revue of the development of the Military Flight School of Chile. In addition it offers several very important pictures of the aeroplane. Eduardo Ahumada M. has assembled a very comprehensive and informative website which represents a significant resource to the student of early aviation. You can access the site by clicking on the title above.
     If time permits, I heartily recommend that you visit the homepage of the site and take advantage of the many other features which are available.

     This page on the website of DGAC CHILE, Direccion General de Aeronautical Civil, offers photos and brief biographies of some eleven Chilean pioneers, including Clodomiro Figueroa. It is an important introduction to the stories of


I have no information as to the dates of his birth or his death.

Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this pioneer aviator
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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