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Recreating Blériot's Channel crossing

A hundred years ago, Louis Blériot made the first aerial crossing of the English channel. On Saturday, French Pilot Edmond Salis recreated the flight (see video here), followed a day later by Mikael Carlson of Sweden, who had tried to take off on the day of the centennial, but was grounded by Frenc...

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 heads for the English Coast, July 25, 1909. (NASM SI 2008-3762)


A hundred years ago, Louis Blériot made the first aerial crossing of the English channel. On Saturday, French Pilot Edmond Salis recreated the flight ( see video here), followed a day later by Mikael Carlson of Sweden, who had tried to take off on the day of the centennial, but was grounded by French authorities due to weather.  Read the 1909 (London) Times article on Blériot's crossing, or see more photos from Salis's flight over the weekend.

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