Louis Blériot in Bleriot XI before 1909 Flight Across English Channel
View of Louis Blériot sitting in his Bleriot XI on the ground. Alfred Leblanc stands behind the cockpit. Photo taken at the start of Bleriot's cross-Channel flight of 25 July 1909.
Image Number: NASM-2B02568
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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