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A Soaring Obsession
A Soaring Obsession Louis Blériot reflects on his grandfather's legacy, his nagging dream to cross the Channel, and more.

Queen of the Channel Crossing
Queen of the Channel Crossing Harriet Quimby was the first woman to fly the Channel solo—and that's almost the least interesting part of her story.

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Tour a Blériot XI
Tour a Blériot XI In this audio interactive, a vintage-aircraft expert shows off the oldest operational airplane in the U.S.

Too Much Imagination
Too Much Imagination Have a look at the wildly different flying machines Blériot dreamed up before arriving at the great Blériot XI.


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