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Camilo Daza Álvarez
Born (1898-06-25)June 25, 1898
Pamplona, Colombia
Died March 18, 1975(1975-03-18) (aged 76)
Bogotá, Colombia
Occupation Pilot; founder of the Colombian Air Force

Camilo Daza Álvarez (June 25, 1898 - March 18, 1975) was a Colombian aviator. He was born in Pamplona, Colombia. In 1919, he became the first Colombian to pilot an airplane, and is considered to be the founder of Colombian aviation. He held the rank of Brigadier General in the Colombian Air Force (Spanish language: Fuerza Aérea Colombiana ).[1]

The Camilo Daza International Airport in Cúcuta is named after him, and displays a statue honoring his contributions. Also, the air base serving Comando Aéreo de Transporte Militar (CATAM) is named in his honor.


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