Aviation History and Development: Antonio Santos Dumont

Alberto Santos Dumont is an aviation pioneers widely recognized for his influence and contributions to the current state of aviation. Antonio was born in1873 in Cabangu village and committed suicide in 1932 in the city of Guaruja in Sao Paulo due to depression (Stan, 2011, para. 3). He remains an important pioneer and contributor to early aviation. Antonio developed a propensity for flying after his studies. He discovered balloons and hired a pilot who used to fly him. He learned to fly, started designing balloons, and flied his own balloon in1898 in “Bresil” (Stan, 2011, para. 5).