Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A full size monument of the Fairey III-D seaplane to commemorate the first flight across the South Atlantic, Belém, Lisbon

The full-sized seaplane monument is constructed from enduring polished metal. It commemorates the pioneering efforts of the Portuguese Navy in a June 1922 first crossing of the South Atlantic. Three Portuguese Navy seaplanes set out, but only one, the Santa Cruz, completed the crossing from Lisbon via the Azores to land safely in Rio de Janeiro.

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