Braniff, Alberto

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Braniff, Alberto Gender: M
Alberto Douglass Braniff Ricard
born on 8 December 1884 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Mexico City, Mexico, 19n24, 99w09
Timezone LMT m99w09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°38' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 14°55 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 11°59'

Alberto Braniff


Mexican pioneering airplane pilot, considered the first aviator in Latin America.

The exact year remains unclear, but most historical articles report that Braniff flew his airplane over Mexico City between 1908 and 1910. Apart from being the first pilot to fly an airplane over Mexico City, he made history by becoming both the first pilot to fly an airplane in Mexico and in Latin America.

Later on, other luminaries such as Argentina's Jorge Newbery and Peru's Jorge Chávez followed Braniff as famous Latin American aviators.

Alberto Braniff, by most accounts, led a quiet life after his achievement, but he lived long enough to see Benito Juarez International Airport begin to operate, and Mexican aviation's technical developments of the jet era.

Braniff died in Mexico City on 17 September 1966, aged 82.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Federal District archives. English Wikipedia has 1886 in error.


  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ private
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (First aviator in Latin America)