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Blé·riot

 (blā′rē-ō, blā-ryō′), Louis 1872-1936.
French aviator who was the first to cross the English Channel by airplane (1909).
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Blériot

(French blerjo)
n
(Biography) Louis (lwi). 1872–1936, French aviator and aeronautical engineer: made the first flight across the English Channel (1909)
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Blé•riot

(ˈblɛər iˌoʊ)

n.
Louis, 1872–1936, French aviator, pioneer aeronautical engineer, and inventor.
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"That would be Johnny Oates going out in his Bleriot," some one remarked.
1909: Louis Bleriot became the first man to fly across the Channel, flying his three-cylinder monoplane from near Calais to Northfall Meadow near Dover Castle.
The attempt will take place today, the 110th anniversary of Louis Bleriot's 1909 channel crossing, which was the first time anyone had crossed the channel in a heavier-than-air aircraft.
1872: Louis Bleriot, aviation pioneer, was born in Cambrai, France.
1989: Just 3.6 miles short of Dover, pilot Gloria Pullan had to ditch Louis Bleriot's historic plane in the Channel while attempting to recreate his crossing in 1909.
During its flybys of the planet, Cassini recently captured an image of the biggest one of these propellers, linked to an especially large "moonlet" called Bleriot, named after the first aviator to fly over the English Channel more than 100 years ago.
Its neighbour in the museum, the Bleriot XI, is almost identical to the aircraft Louis Bleriot flew across the English Channel in 1909.
This particular propeller is nicknamed "Bleriot," after the French aviator who made the first airplane flight across the English Channel in 1909.
CHOICE Mr Selfridge (9pm) With few customers coming through the doors, Harry (Jeremy Piven, left) arranges for French aviator Louis Bleriot to exhibit his plane at the store.
1909: Louis Bleriot became the first man to fly an aeroplane across the Channel, in his three-cylinder monoplane from near Calais to Northfall Meadow near Dover Castle.
"The fact that we do not see consistent outward migration in Bleriot's orbit suggests that a different mechanism must be operating in that case," observes Tiscareno.