Articles tagged with: cross-Channel flight
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
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1909 was a time where the aircraft was still in diapers. Have spent a few years shy but momentous flight originating in the global aviation, led by the American brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk beach, and enthusiasts of the conquest of the sky with airplanes propelled by motors struggle to go back ever further away.
Existing aircraft then have nothing to do with their successors.
Machines are usually produced by its own pilots, just light frames, coated fabric, fitted with engines of very low power, lo.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE
On July 25 the fulfillment of a century since the French Louis Blériot crossed first achieved success with the English Channel aboard the Blériot XI, which has been restored for the exhibition opened in Paris in honor of the feat.
Research, technical and technological innovations associated with the French pilot is the main theme of the shows until October 18th organized by the Museum of Arts et Métiers, which since October 1909 has enabled the Blériot XI make the gesture.
Original objects related to the crossing and the industrial adventure of Louis Blériot (1872-1936), along with pictures and movies of the era, make up the exhibi.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE
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
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
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.
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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
On July 25 th, 2009 The aircraft in the video you are going to see will attempt to duplicate the flight Louis Bleriot made 100 years ago on the same date.
The first crossing of the English Channel by an aircraft.
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