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Conquistadors of the Sky: A History of Aviation in Latin America
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Conquistadors of the Sky: A History of Aviation in Latin America (Paperback)

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Heralded by Brazilians as the 'Father of Flight', Alberto Santos-Dumont made the first of several spectacular flights in his lighter-than-air dirigible in France in 1901, two years before the Wright brothers' first fixed-wing flight in North Carolina. Though they are often overlooked, Santos-Dumont and others in Latin America played a key role in the development of aviation. This generously illustrated book tells their story. Written to complement the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum's new permanent exhibit, America by Air, ""Conquistadors of the Sky"" celebrates the aviation achievements of twenty-one Latin American nations over the last 100 years - making this chronicle of heroic ventures and epic flights the best reference available on the subject.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsTransportAircraft: general interestTransportTransport technology & tradesAerospace & aviation technology Publisher: University Press of Florida Publication Date: 01/04/2009 ISBN-13: 9780813035093  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dan Hagedorn, senior curator with The Museum of Flight at Boeing Field in Seattle and former adjunct curator for Latin American Aviation for the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution, is the author of fourteen previous books including Air Arsenal North America.

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