'Demoiselle' aeroplane, 1908. Alberto Santo
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Demoiselle' aeroplane, 1908. Alberto Santos- Dumont's (1873-1932) 'Demoiselle' aircraft it took off at Saint-Cyr, France in 1909, and rose to 300 feet in 6 seconds, beating by 32 feet the record distance for a take-off. Model.