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MS-204: Charles Lewis Collection
In 1906, Santos-Dumont, a wealthy Brazilian engineer and balloonist living in France, made the first official powered flight in Europe. His 1908 Demoiselle aircraft depicted here is considered to be the first ultralight airplane.
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MS204_03; Santos-Dumont, Alberto, 1873-1932; Demoiselle aircraft; Ultralight airplane