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Wings of Madness: The flamboyant rise and tragic death of pioneering aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont.
My First Balloon Ascent

My First
Balloon Ascent

Santos recalls his initial exhilarating experience among the clouds.

Tale of the Damselfly

Tale of the Damselfly
Santos's most successful plane still inspires aircraft designers and buffs today.

Tour the Demoiselle

Tour the Demoiselle
In this audio slide show, explore a replica of a 1909 Demoiselle #20.

Radical Designs

Radical Designs
View influential planes of Santos's era as well as a few odd designs that never quite made it.

Antique Aviation

Antique Aviation
Hear three pilots describe what it's like to fly pioneer aircraft.

Wings of Madness

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The flamboyant rise and tragic death of pioneering aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont.

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