Friday, July 3, 2009

Blériot IX -- July 3, 2009

One of Louis Blériot's monoplanes, a predecessor of the XI, which flew across the English Channel on 25-July-1909, on display at the first Paris Aero Salon. The dark part of the fuselage is a radiator.

The image comes from a wonderful resource, all issues of Flight magazine from 1909 to 2005:

There weren't many people at work today.

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