Santos Dumont Medal of Merit
BRA105 Medalha do Mérito Santos Dumont
- Medal instituted by Decree No.39.905 of 5 September 1956 and amended by Decree No. 66.815 of 30 June 1970.
- Medal awarded to Brazilian or foreign military personnel and civilians who rendered outstanding services to the Brazilian Air Force.
- Initially, medal awarded in two classes: silver and bronze. From 1970, medal awarded in silver class.
- Alberto Santos-Dumont - was a Brazilian inventor and aviation pioneer.