Francisco Montero

I need a photo of him. If you can help, please contact me.

from the Early Birds of Aviation
June, 1937 - Number 20
     This is an extract from the complete article. It offers a brief reference to Marcel Tournier. If you want to read the whole story month by month, click on the title above.
     Jules Vedrines (Dep-140 Gnome) won the fourth Gordon Bennett international plane race at Chicago, establishing many new American records. A Chicago syndicate had financed the construction by the Burgess Co. & Curtis of a special monoplane cup defender but no pilot seemd anxious to fly it. Following the race at the great Chicago Meet, with Lillie, DeLloyd Thompson, W. C. Robinson, Prevost, Mars, Gill, Tournier, Montero, Dougherty, Kearney, Beech, Sjolander, Mestach, Wiggin , Fish and Engle, Leo Stevens demonstrated his "life pack" with Rodman Law jumping from Harry Brown's Wright.
from CHIRP - JUNE, 1937- NUMBER 20
courtesy of Steve Remington - CollectAir

     If you search for "Francisco Montero +aviation", using the Google search engine, (11-27-03), you will find 12 links. but only one of them is relevant.

Bleriot XI
1912, May 30-31, Jun. 1-2.
     This page on the La Página Extraoficial de la Fuerza Aérea de Chile website of Eduardo Ahumada Mazuranich offers many resources, including an extensive review of the use of the Bleriot XI in the early Chilean Airforce. You can choose to view the site in either Spanish or English. You will find a fascinating description of the use of the Bleriot XI during the period 1913 to 1921 at the school in Chile. You will find mention of many of the pioneer pilots of Chile and other South American countries.. The text is illustrated by many photographs of the period, including a large beautiful one of a fully restored plane.
     To go directly to the page on which you will find a very brief mention of Francisco Montero, you can click on the title above.
      If time permits, you will be rewarded to sample some of the many other offerings of the Gallery. You can start on the homepage by clicking on the name of the Gallery above.

I have not been able to find the dates of his birth or his death.
Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this pioneer aviator
please contact me.
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