Exhibition pays tribute to Santos Dumont in Manaus

Exhibition pays tribute to Santos Dumont in Manaus


Event has free entry

Manaus (AM) – The Seventh Regional Air Command (VII Comar) opens next Friday (17th) and runs until the 19th, at Shopping Ponta Negra, the exhibition “Santos Dumont – 150 years of the Father of Aviation”. The objective is to highlight the legacy of the patron of the Air Force in an immersive and interactive way, reinforcing the connection between Dumont’s story and current technological progress. Entrance is free, on the L3 floor.

Among the items in the exhibition, the public will be able to see models of military aircraft, seats and flight controls of the C-115 Búfalo aircraft; female and male mannequins with flight suits; metal displays alluding to Santos Dumont; bust of Santos Dumont; and even a static exposure of the 2oGDAAE.

On Sunday (19), in addition to the Santos Dumont exhibition, there will also be a performance by the Manaus Air Base band.

The Marketing Manager at Shopping Ponta Negra, Priscila Furtado, highlights the educational nature of the exhibition.

“It is an honor for the mall to host an exhibition in honor of the father of aviation. It will be a great opportunity, especially for children, to understand the legacy he left for Brazilian aviation”,

he said.

About Santos Dumont

Alberto Santos Dumont was born at Fazenda Cabangu, in João Gomes, today the city named after Santos Dumont, in Minas Gerais, on July 20, 1873. Known as the “father of aviation”, at the beginning of the 20th century, he held a series of studies and tests that allowed him to develop the airship and be one of the first men at the time to build an airplane. Its two great planes were the iconic 14-Bis and the Demoiselle. He designed and built the first gasoline engine steerable balloons.

In November 1984, he was named patron of the Brazilian Air Force for his valuable contributions to air transport.

*With information from consultancy

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