Carlos Dardano comes from a family in which the passion for aviation comes from his
maternal grandfather, followed by his
father, who was the one that taught him how to fly when he
was really young.He
private license when he
was just 16 years old.When he
graduated from high school, with his
license and his
basic course in aerobatic, he
was sent to the United States to finish his
professional career in commercial aviation.When he came back to El Salvador, in 1978, he started to work as a flight instructor in the Aeropastori School of Aviation, and then he worked as an aero taxi pilot for Gutierrez Flying Service.In 1981 he is hired by TACA International Airlines to be a flight engineer of the Elektra L-188 aeroplane from the cargo line.
Later on he
became Capitan of the Boeing 737
on the 10 of October 1986.He
kept on and he
became Capitan of the Boeing 767
, being the youngest Capitan in the company.
professional life, he
has suffered some misfortunes as when during an attack by the Salvadorian guerrilla in San Vicente, he
was shot on his
face and he
instantly lost his
left eye.Being wounded, he
flight back to Ilopango Airport to save his
passengers' life and his
own as well.
Another date Carlos Dardano will never forget is the 24th of May 1998.He
was in charged of the Boeing
737-300 from TACA International Airlines
, on his
way to New Orleans, under a really strong rain.Carlos
reported that two of his
turbines of his
aeroplane had stopped and without thinking it twice he
realized an emergency landing on the shore of a channel outside the city limits.Capitan Dardano, once again, saved the lives of his
passengers and crewmembers.His
inclination for aerobatics has made him organize and participate in different aero shows in Central America.
In July 2000, he
was invited to participate in an aero show held in Bloomington, Illinois, where American pilots evaluated him so he
could get his
FAA license, that let him fly in aero show inside the American territory.