Louis Blériot

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Louis Blériot (1872–1936) was a prominent inventor and aviator whose airplanes were widely displayed and used.

Diagram of Blériot's record-setting 17-mile flight from Toury to Artenay and back on 31 October 1908. (A monument commemorating this flight still stands in Toury.)[1]
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Patent FR-1907-374494 Original Diagram
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Patent FR-1907-377174 Original Diagram
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Patent FR-1908-377174.8770 Original Diagram
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Patent GB-1908-2588 Original Diagram
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Patent GB-1908-9069 Original Diagram
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In 1909, he flew the the Blériot XI across the English Channel and thereby won a £1000 prize from the Daily Mail.

(We are looking into the specifics of collaboration between Blériot and the Raymond Saulnier of Aéroplanes Morane-Saulnier.)

The Institut de France awarded Blériot and Gabriel Voisin the Prix Osiris, worth 100,000 francs.

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Names Louis Blériot
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Countries US, GB, FR
Locations 56 boule Maillot, Neuilly sur Seine, France
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Tech areas airship, airplane, wings, aileron, stability, gyroscope, rudder, steering, navigation, landing
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  1. Zahm, 1911, Aerial Navigation, pp. 268–270.