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Centennial Of Santos-Dumont's 14-Bis Flight  
User currently offlineSantosdumont From Brazil, joined Dec 2003, 1201 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

Searched thoroughly for this thread but didn't find, so I figured I'd note that today is the 100th anniversary of Alberto Santos-Dumont's inaugural flight on his 14-bis aircraft in Paris.

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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1982 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

Aaah! In those days there was neither copper nor aluminium wiring to worry about....but so many other things!
Santos-Dumont was an inventive and courageous fellow.

User currently offlineAwysBSB From Brazil, joined Sep 2005, 571 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

Oh, I did not have the opportunity to watch a 14-bis flying here yesterday  hissyfit 
I watched her flight on TV and I am just amazed with its beauty and elegance... 14-bis is so simple as ingenious!

User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11521 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
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Santos-Dumont was really an important person for aviation. He's the reason for our passion !

Thank you Alberto Santos Dumont.

Good to see that the nicest airport in Brazil, with the best view, keep it's name (SDU)


New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
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