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Louis Bleriot Collection

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Louis Bleriot about to make the first successful flight across the English Channel, 1909

Louis Bleriot about to make the first successful flight across the English Channel, 1909. French aviator Bleriot (1872-1936)

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Bleriot monoplane used by the British army, 1914

Bleriot monoplane used by the British army, 1914. This aircraft was essentially the same as the one in which Louis Bleriot made the first successful flight across the English Channel in 1909

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Bleriot & wife, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Bleriot & wife, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Bleriot & wife, 1912. Shows French aviator Louis BleĀ“eriot (1872-1936) and his wife who were part of a French delegation sent to the unveiling of a Rodin bust of Samuel Champlain at the Champlain

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Bleriot XI, 1914. Creator: Bleriot Aeronautique

Bleriot XI, 1914. Creator: Bleriot Aeronautique
Tractor monoplane with one 50-horsepower Gnome seven-cylinder rotary engine. Wing warping laterial control. Castering landing gear. Natural finish overall with black markings

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Bleriots monoplane, 1909, (1932). Creator: Unknown

Bleriots monoplane, 1909, (1932). Creator: Unknown
Bleriots monoplane, 1909, (1932). French aviator, inventor and engineer Louis Bleriot (1872-1936) made the first successful flight across the English Channel in 1909

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Louis Bleriot leaving Calais to cross the English Channel in 1909

Louis Bleriot leaving Calais to cross the English Channel in 1909
Louis Ble riot (1872-1936) leaving Calais to cross the English Channel in 1909 (b/w photo)

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Adolphe Pegoud and Louis Bleriot, French aviators, Brooklands, Surrey, 1913

Adolphe Pegoud and Louis Bleriot, French aviators, Brooklands, Surrey, 1913
Adolphe Pe goud and Louis Bleriot, French aviators, Brooklands, Surrey, 1913. Adolphe Ce lestin Pe goud (1889-1915) was a test pilot for Bleriot (1872-1936)

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Evolution of the airfoil, 1908-1944. Creator: Unknown

Evolution of the airfoil, 1908-1944. Creator: Unknown
Evolution of the airfoil, 1908-1944. Diagrams showing the historical evolution of airfoil sections. The last two shapes are low-drag sections designed to have laminar flow over 60 to 70 percent of

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: The conqueror of the Channel: Louis Bleriot, 1909 (1933). Artist: Flight Photo

The conqueror of the Channel: Louis Bleriot, 1909 (1933). Artist: Flight Photo
The conqueror of the Channel: Louis Bleriot, 1909 (1933). Louis Charles Joseph Bleriot (1872-1936), French aviator, inventor and engineer

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Advertisement for Bleriot headlamps, c1905. Artist: Philippe Chapellier

Advertisement for Bleriot headlamps, c1905. Artist: Philippe Chapellier
Advertisement for Bleriot headlamps, c1905

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Louis Bleriot on his way to the Savoy Hotel, London, 25 July 1909

Louis Bleriot on his way to the Savoy Hotel, London, 25 July 1909. French aviator Bleriot (1872-1936) passes cheering crowds after making the first successful powered flight across the Engliah

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Louis Bleriot on the pier at Dover after his flight across the English Channel, 25 July 1909

Louis Bleriot on the pier at Dover after his flight across the English Channel, 25 July 1909. French aviator Bleriot (1872-1936)

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Hubert Latham prepares to take off after Louis Bleriot, near Calais, France, 25 July 1909

Hubert Latham prepares to take off after Louis Bleriot, near Calais, France, 25 July 1909. Flying an Antoinette aircraft, French aviator Hubert Latham (1883-1912)

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Louis Bleriot, pioneering French aviator, 1909

Louis Bleriot, pioneering French aviator, 1909. Bleriot (1872-1936) made his fortune through manufacturing acetylene headlamps for motor cars but he is famous for being the first person to fly across

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Louis Bleriot (right) 1872-1936, French aviator and the French air ace Adolphe Pegoud

Louis Bleriot (right) 1872-1936, French aviator and the French air ace Adolphe Pegoud
Louis Bleriot (right) 1872-1936, French aviator and first man to cross English Channel in an airplane, July 1909. With him is the French air ace Adolphe Pegoud who was killed during World War I

Background imageLouis Bleriot Collection: Louis Bleriot (1872-1936), French aviator, flying over the cliffs at Dover, 1909

Louis Bleriot (1872-1936), French aviator, flying over the cliffs at Dover, 1909
Louis Bleriot (1872-1936), French aviator, flying over the cliffs at Dover after crossing the English Channel from Les Boraques near Calais, France, in his monoplane Bleriot XI on 25 July 1909


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