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Tag Archives: Bleriot XI

HARRIET QUIMBY—AVIATRIX, AND SO MUCH MORE

HARRIET QUIMBY was the first woman in the U.S. to have a pilot’s license, indeed, only the 37th person in the world to have one. But she was also a … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

BLÉRIOT XI

LET’S CELEBRATE Louis Blériot, his Type XI and its historic flight across the English Channel. The “Type Onze” generated great excitement with this July 25, 1909 flight, in no small … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

FLYING 1918

WHEN LAST we encountered our intrepid—albeit only virtual—aviator, he/I had studied flying, 1909 style (http://wp.me/p2ETap-GO). I can now report that the Blériot has been good fun. Building the Blériot for … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · Leave a comment