Alberto Santos-Dumont: The Brazilian Aviation Pioneer

The Wright brothers are generally considered to be the inventors of flight, but in Brazil, it is their son of the soil Alberto Santos-Dumont who is widely celebrated as the “father of aviation”. But why is that so?

Santos-Dumont 14-bis

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The flight of the Santos-Dumont 14-bis on the cover of Le Petit Journal, 25 November 1906.


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