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Louis Bleriot, 1909 First English Channel Flight, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK

Louis Bleriot on Sunday, 25th July, 1909, in Northfall Meadow behind Dover Castle after the first ever powered-flight across the English Channel from France. This is where Bleriot taxied to after touch-down (else Aero Club Bleriot Memorial is in the wrong place). Aeroplane is a Bleriot XI monoplane that the pioneer aviator designed himself. Earthwork at top-left is Horseshoe Bastion close to Avranches Crossbow Tower.

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Dover UK

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  • Uploaded on November 16, 2012
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    by John Latter
    • Taken on 2012/11/15 05:40:24