Bleriot


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French aviator who in 1909 made the first flight across the English Channel (1872-1936)

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Frenchman Edmond Salis also made the trip in a replica Bleriot aircraft to mark the exact 100th anniversary of the pioneering French pilot Louis Bleriot's brave flight, which took off from the Sangatte cliffs near Calais to Dover Castle in Kent on July 25, 1909.
Tobias did not fly the Bleriot in yesterday's race because of an injury, but played the role of Harriet Quimby, the first American woman who was a licensed pilot and the first woman to fly across the English Channel in a Bleriot.
They will be among than 500 of the small aircraft flying from Calais to Dover to commemorate the centenary of the journey made by Louis Bleriot.
Besides the races involving horses, the foundation will also have a race pitting a 1914 Stutz Bearcat auto against a 1909 Bleriot flying machine, one of the oldest aircraft in the U.
1913 -- Louis Bleriot performed the first plane loop-the-loop.
An admirer of Louis Bleriot, the first man to fly across the English Channel, yesterday repeated the endeavour on its 90th anniversary - seven minutes faster than his idol.
1913: Adolphe Pegond baled out from a Bleriot plane 700 feet above Buc in France.
An attempt by the grandson of pilot Louis Bleriot to re-enact his grandfather's inaugural flight across the English Channel 89 years ago, ended in soggy failure yesterday.
For the technically-minded, Mr Hucks' machine was a 50hp Bleriot monoplane, specially adapted with reinforced struts on the wings to withstand the stick that Hucks would be giving it.
1909: Louis Bleriot became the first man to cross the Channel in an aeroplane.
Again,Fred Fyfe was there to welcome and photograph them all,eventually taking to the air for the first time himself when another showman,T Elder Hearne,bought a Bleriot monoplane in France and, with barely an hour's instruction flew to Liverpool without incident.
8 First flight made around Liverpool in 1911 when Henry Melly of Aigburth flew a twos eater Bleriot craft from Woolton and landed on Waterloo beach.
They include Louis Bleriot, Christopher Columbus and Marco Polo.
Contractor address : Region Sud-Est, ZAC de la Breteque, 94 rue Louis Bleriot
A note on the back said the picture showed policemen helping a Bleriot plane, which had come down while taking part in a race from London to Manchester.