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Louis Blériot
www.bleriot.com
This Web site offers a large collection of photographs and biographical information from the life of Louis Blériot, including his own account of the days leading up to his famous flight across the English Channel.


Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
www.oldrhinebeck.org
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Rhinebeck, New York houses one of the largest collections of early aircraft in the world, many of which are still flying. On its Web site, view photographs of its fleet, read historical information, and learn what kind of work goes into vintage aircraft restoration.


The Ornithopter Zone
www.ornithopter.org
Blériot's first attempts at flight used birdlike machines called ornithopters. On this site, read about the history of these contraptions, learn to build your own model, and discover aviators since Blériot who have managed to get them off the ground.


The Wright Brothers
www.nasm.si.edu/wrightbrothers
The National Air and Space Museum's Web site presents an extensive look at the history of the Wright brothers' quest for flight. Read historical time lines, browse interactive experiments, and more.


U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission
www.centennialofflight.gov
Beginning with the Wright brothers' 1903 flight, this site celebrates 100 years of aviation history with an extensive collection of articles, photographs, and multimedia features.



Books

Aviation: The Early Years
by Peter Almond. Köln: Könemann Publishing, 1997.

The Blériot XI, the Story of a Classic Aircraft
by Tom D. Crouch. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 1982.

From Blériot to Spitfire: Flying the Historic Aeroplanes of the Shuttleworth Collection
edited by David Ogilvy. Shrewsbury, U.K.: Airlife Publishing, 1991.

Blériot: Herald of Flight
by Brian A. Elliot. Gloucestershire, U.K.: Tempus, 2000.


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