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He was the first airman in the three Americas to journey from Europe to South America - "Genoa (Italy) - Santo Amaro (São Paulo - Brazil)" on April 28th, 1927, crossing the Atlantic Ocean flying the hydro-aeroplane "JAHÚ".

1900 - 1947


JOÃO RIBEIRO DE BARROS, civil aviation pilot, born on April 4th, 1900, in the municipality of Jahú, central region of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Commander of hydro-aeroplane "JAHÚ", a Savoia Marchetti S-55, with which he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, from Genoa (Italy) to São Paulo (Brazil).