Only flight of Santos-Dumont’s Demoiselle replica slated for the end of this month
A replica of the world’s first mass-produced airplane – the Wright brothers’ 1911 Flyer – will share the skies with a replica of Brazilian inventor Alberto Santos-Dumont’s Demoiselle, along with other early-era replicas, Sept. 30 at the Wright Brothers Airport, just south of Dayton, Ohio.
Flights by the Demoiselle and Wright replicas will occur at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (Oct. 1 will be a backup day in case of rain). The event is free.
Fernando Botelho’s replica of Santos-Dumont’s Demoiselle is making the Dayton stop en route to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington, D. C., where it will go on static display beginning Oct. 12.
Dayton is the Demoiselle’s only U.S. stop for flights.