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- DescriptionBorn into a well-to-do family in the North of France, Louis Bleriot, a young engineer became, at the age of 25, a car lamp manufacturer using his own patents for acetylene lamps. After 10 years of research in aviation and more than 30 crash landings , Louis Bleriot became world famous with his historic cross-channel flight from Calais to Dover on 25th July 1909. He then became the first aviation industrialist, producing more that 1000 examples of his cross-channel moplane, the Bleriot XI. During WWI, he produced the famous SPAD fighters, with which all French aces won most of their victories. After the war the Bleriot factory continued to produce a wide variety of aircraft; airliners, floatplanes, flying boats, trainers, fighters, and bombers, until its nationalisation and Bleriot's death in 1936.
- Author BiographyBorn 8 years after his grandfather's death, the author, his grandson, ever since he understood what his grandfather had accomplished, started gathering as much information as he could about his mythical ancestor. Today he owns a large collection of Bleriot memorabilia, and became an expert on Bleriot history.
- Author(s)Louis Bleriot
- PublisherAustin Macauley Publishers
- Date of Publication31/08/2015
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAustin Macauley Publishers
- Weight907 g
- Width210 mm
- Height297 mm
- Spine51 mm
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