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Birthday Cake 1 July 2013 → one hundred years ago, it was Bleriot' 41st birthday! His obsession with aviation had brought his business to the brink of ruin...

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Bleriot was one of aviaton's great pioneers and inventors. Entrepreneurial, risk-taking and visionary...

What made him tick? Let's keep an eye on his timeline as it unfolds:~

  • Louis Bleriot was born on 1 July 1872 near Cambrai, France.
  • In 1909 he broke one of the major aviation barriers.
  • In 1913 Bleriot was 41 years old. He was a successful engineer, having invented a headlamp for automobiles! Also, he had designed an early mono-plane called the Bleriot XI...
  • Read more about his accomplishments our 'Behind the Scenes' Feature!

  • Bleriot Logo P.S. Bleriot's fascinating, true story is brought to life in Bleriot ← Volume 6 of Aces Weekly!

    Selected References

  • Daily Mail, newspaper article
  • Aces Weekly - Volume 6, Graphic Novel written and illustrated by Chris Geary, first edition published by Aces Weekly
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