Captain Emilio Carranza successfully performed a non-stop flight from Mexico City to Ciudad Juarez on September 2, 1927, aboard the plane “Quetzalcóatl II”. They named the flight “Coahuila”. It lasted 10 hours and 48 minutes.
Captain Carranza also performed a non-stop flight from Mexico to Washington on the plane Ryan “Mexico-Excélsior” with duration of 18 hours and 20 minutes. Due to the poor atmospheric conditions when he was returning to Mexico, he crashed and died in New Jersey, U.S. on July 12, 1928.
Colonel, Aviator, Pablo L. Sidar, in 1929, performed a good-will flight to sister nations of Latin America on the biplane “Douglas” named “Ejército Mexicano”. In early May 1930, in company with Lieutenant, Aviator, Carlos Rovirosa, carried out a non-stop flight from Mexico to Buenos Aires. Both crashed and died due to poor weather conditions in a place called Playa Cieneguita in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica, on May 11, 1930.
(Cor. Pablo L. Sidar)
Colonel, Aviator, Antonio Cárdenas Rodríguez, Commander of the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force, on May 24, 1940, initiated a good-will flight through diverse Latin-American countries. Colonel Cárdenas travelled almost 35 thousand kilometers in 118 flight hours on a Lockheed 12 plane, named “Presidente Carranza”. He returned to the Mexican Capital on September 13, 1940. This puts an end to a stage of important flights, when aeronautic technology of the time limited both air assets and navigation regarding flying by instruments.
(Cor. P.A. Antonio Cárdenas Rodríguez)
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