Celebrating The 100th Anniversary Of The Flight Of Louis Blériot Across The English Channel

The New York Times and MSNBC report on the re-creation of the flight of Louis Blériot across the English Channel from France to Dover, England.

To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the flight, pilots re-enacted the crossing across the 22 mile channel. One pilot made the trip in a replica of the Blériot plane.

Photo Credit: Monash Univerity

Blériot plane was a far cry from the sturdy metal aircraft of today. According the the New York Times story, the plane was made from wood, wire and canvas, and had wheel axles no thicker than a broomstick.

Source: The New York Times, MSNBC, Monash University
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Jean-Christophe said...

Some photos of the celebration at Calais

Trader Online said...

Wow! Thanks for the photos!