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Airplanes and history. On September 23, 1910: the fly over the Alps by Geo Chavez
Rome, Italy - The aviator reached the world record for altitude only a month before
Geo Chavez aviator of the Peruvian origins born in France, was the first man to perform a fly across the Alps, on September 23, 1910, from Switzerland to Italy, while competed to a competition of the "International air circuit of Milan- fly over of the Alps", under the patronage by the Italian king. 10,000 lira was raffled for the first three fliers who were able to make the challenge. Only a month...
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