El vuelo del Cuatro Vientos. La ultima hazaña
Based on a true story " El Vuelo del Cuatro Vientos. La última hazaña" tells the story of one of the great myths and mysteries of Spanish aeronautical history.
After acquiring a recognized prestige as a navigator in the preparation of the Plus Ultra flight, D. Mariano Barberán, director of the “Escuela de Observadores” from Cuatro Vientos (Madrid) and hero of the Moroccan War, conceived the idea of making a non-stop flight from Spain to the Antilles, the Vuelo del Cuatro Vientos.
For the occasion, he had a great team, a recognized pilot, Joaquin Collar Serra considered as one of the best military pilot at that time given his great interest and his innate ability to fly and a fabulous airplane, made especially for the occasion.
Everything began on June 10, 1933, when the plane "Cuatro Vientos", piloted by Lieutenant Joaquín Collar Serra, and Captain Mariano Barberán y Trós de Ilarduya as co-pilot and brain of the project, took off from the Tablada aerodrome, in the province of Seville, at 4:45 a.m., in what would be the first direct non-stop flight to reach the island of Cuba. He landed in Camagüey, after almost forty hours of continuous flight.
They remained in this Cuban city where they celebrated the first successful jump from Seville to Camagüey. They took off again on June 20 to complete the next stop of their journey to the Balbuena airport in Mexico City, resuming their triumphal tour of North America. More than sixty thousand people gathered in Balbuena hoping to celebrate the feat, but unfortunately the intrepid pilots disappeared in the Caribbean Sea giving rise to a milestone in the history of world aviation: The flight of the Cuatro Vientos.
Today, the causes of the fatal outcome are still unknown, but it is believed that the weather played a trick on them.
Author: Tomas Gismera Velasco
Publisher: Visión Libros
Format: Soft Covers
Size: 23.5 cm. X 15.8 cm.
No. of pages: 248