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Airplanes and history. On September 13, 1906. First flight in Europe: it was a Santos-Dumont 14-bis aircraft
Rome, Italy - After that one across the ocean by the Wright brothers in 1903
The first flight of the history is that one made by the Wright brothers in December 1903. But on September 13, 1906 a model in Europe, when for the first time flew the Santos-Dumont 14 bis, named "Oiseau de Proie". It has the record to be the first airplane to have a real landing gear and the capacity to take off alone. France was among the pioneer Countries of the aviation, with the Montgolfier...
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