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Blériot, Louis

Blériot, Louis (1872–1936) French aircraft designer and aviator. In 1909 Blériot became the first man to fly an aircraft across the English Channel. The flight from Calais to Dover took 37 minutes. As a designer, he was responsible for various innovations, including a system by which the pilot could operate ailerons by remote control.

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Blériot, Louis

Louis Blériot (lwē blārēō´), 1872–1936, French aviator and inventor. He devoted the fortune acquired by his invention of an automobile searchlight to the invention and construction of monoplanes. After making several short-distance records, he was the first to cross (July 25, 1909) the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine.

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Blériot, Louis

Blériot, Louis (1872–1936), French aviation pioneer. Trained as an engineer, he built one of the first successful monoplanes in 1907, and on 25 July 1909 he became the first to fly the English Channel (Calais to Dover), in a monoplane of his own design.

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