Friday, July 25, 2008

Flying Machine

This is a photograph of French Aviator Louis Bleriot in one of his flying machines. Louis was an inventor, engineer, and an early pioneer in the development of airplanes. It was on this day, July 25, in the year 1909 that Bleriot became the first person to fly an airplane over the English Channel.


  1. Almost 100 yrs ago...goodness..Happy night!

  2. Like most things french, the maching looks very unusual even for the day. I keep thinking of the little citroen auto that was seen all over france in the 50's. Berloit did, however accomplish many records and built capable aeroplanes regardless of how they looked.


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