1906 | Brazil | Experimental,Lab Footage

The Experimental Aircraft

  • 2 mins
  • Director | Henrique Lins Barros
  • Writer | Henrique Lins Barros

Designed after his 14th ballon, Brazilian pioneer aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont flew his aircraft 14-bis (Quatorze-bis) over field in Paris in October 1906. The 14-bis , also known as Oiseau de proie ("bird of prey" in French), was a remarkable era canard biplane designed and built by Santos-Dumont. The aircraft made the first powered flight in Paris celebrated by crowds. Dumont who is considered by the Brazilian as the first inventor of the aircraft before the Wright brothers.

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