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Louis Blériot (Cambrai 1872 - Paris 1936).

Bleriot XI of 1909, photographed
in the UK in 2001

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On July 25, 1909, Louis Bleriot from France was the first person to fly over the English Channel in a heavier-than-air aircraft. This airplane was his own design, the Bleriot XI, of which copies were also manufactured in Stockholm, Sweden, called Thulin A.

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