In honor of Louis Blériot

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Special Cable to The Washington Post

Special Cable to The Washington Post London, July 25, 1909 — Bleriot's own account of his exploit, which will appear in the Daily Mail tomorrow, is graphic. He says: "It is more important to be the first to cross the channel by aeroplane than to have won the prize of 1,000 pounds. I am more than happy that I have crossed the channel. At first I promised my wife that I would not make the attempt. Then I determined that if one failed I would be the first to come, and I am here... "At 4:30 daylight had come... A light breeze from the southwest was beginning to blow. The air was clear. Everything was prepared. I was dressed in a kh.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

Aviation pioneer, Louis Blériot

We speak of an apparatus French aviation pioneer, Louis Blériot was its builder and completed its factory in Neuilly near Paris, is a monoplane that his drive was equipped with a motor of 28 hp REP had their peaks at about 60 km / h speed and a height of close to 80 meters, which was released at the International Aerospace Exhibition in Paris in 1908, although in fact it received its baptism in the air for months February 1909. The English Daily Mail newspaper, in 1908 offered a prize of 500 pounds for the first aviator to reach across the English Channel (Calais) and in 1909 took up this offer and doubled their number, 1,000 pounds, whic.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

The first to fly a biplane powered motor: Wilbur and Orville Wright

In 1903 the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright were the first to fly a biplane powered motor, the stunt, originally a short flight takes in the U.S. December 17, Kitty Hawk (North Carolina) and mark the beginning of aviation. For the first time a mind heavier than air and an explosion engine achieves an ascent flight and controlled descent. The achievement was made possible after years of testing and over a thousand thanks to their inventive efforts and skills of mechanics. Was the result of matching a motor to achieve low power and low weight and experience to capitalize on the lift and aerodinamia tested during the last decade. [caption.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

Luois Blériot, history of an obsession

Blériot began his lifelong obsession with aviation when he visited a local exhibition and saw Clement Ader's early, bat-wing shaped plane. Inspired by the strange looking craft, he began to build, test, and crash numerous planes of his own over the next nine years. Rather than follow one type of design for his planes, Blériot worked by trial and error - working first with gliders, then box-kite biplanes, and finally with monoplanes. By 1909, with his finances drained, Blériot finally produced a plane which didn't immediately crash, the Blériot XI. In a marketing ploy to increase its circulation, the "Daily Mail" newspaper of London of.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

The old dream of flying like the birds began to be realized in the late eighteenth century

The old dream of flying like the birds began to be realized in the late eighteenth century, thanks to the balloon of the Montgolfier brothers. Just over a century later, the man managed to fly a plane. From the time you go remote, myths and legends speak of men who flew like birds. The first flight experiment real, decisive for the development of air navigation, was the brothers Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier in June 1783. His ship was a huge balloon with passengers who reached the height of 2,000 m. The principle of the invention was simple: fire under a balloon light material. c balloon is inflated and rose, because the hot air inside w.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

Cross the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing

A Swiss adventurer will today make a record-breaking attempt to become the first person to fly solo across the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing.  [caption id="attachment_32" align="alignleft" width="363" caption="First man cross channel in jet"][/caption] Yves Rossy, known as Fusionman, will jump from a plane more than 8,200ft (2,500m) above ground, then fire up jets on his homemade wing and soar across one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. The 49 year old is hoping to make the flight from Calais to Dover  just after 1pm BST after suffering a setback earlier this week when poor weather conditions postponed his.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE