Louis Bleriot


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Noun1.Louis Bleriot - French aviator who in 1909 made the first flight across the English Channel (1872-1936)Louis Bleriot - French aviator who in 1909 made the first flight across the English Channel (1872-1936)
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Franky Zapata set off from Sangatte, where Louis Bleriot set off for the first plane crossing 110 years earlier.
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.
1872: Louis Bleriot, aviation pioneer, was born in Cambrai, France.
It's really a great innovation, he added.hoice of flight path was not coincidental: In 1909, Louis Bleriot, a French pilot was the first to fly a plane across the English Channel.
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.
That's the engine that barely powered Louis Bleriot on the first aerial crossing of the English Channel.
Pioneering French pilot Louis Bleriot flew without instruments or a compass on July 25 1909.
Summary: A French pilot has recreated the first-ever flight across the English Channel in a monoplane like the one that Louis Bleriot flew in 1909, complete with a wooden propeller, bicycle wheels and an engine as powerful as a lawnmower.
Pioneering Frenchman Louis Bleriot flew without instruments or a compass from the Sangatte cliffs near Calais to Dover Castle in Kent on July 25, 1909.
Rossy, whose day job is an airline pilot, traced the route of French aviation pioneer Louis Bleriot who became the first person to fly across the Channel in a plane 99 years ago.
Only six years after the Wright Brothers turned Kitty Hawk, NC, into a makeshift airfield, Frenchman Louis Bleriot joined the birds over the English Channel for the first-ever heavier-than-air flight across that body of water.
A substantial advance was made by French engineer Louis Bleriot. The son of a textile manufacturer, Bleriot earned his engineering degree in Paris in 1893.