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Daring Flight, A

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

A Soaring Obsession
In this interview Louis Bleriot talks about how he came to try to recreate his grandfather's flight, what it was like to fly the Bleriot XI, and how he felt when he attempted his English Channel crossing. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Queen of the Channel Crossing
Learn about the remarkable Harriet Quimby, a woman of firsts who set out to prove that women could advance in flight as well as men. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Tour a Bleriot XI
Explore the features of the Bleriot XI in this audio-enhanced interactive. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Too Much Imagination
Take a close-up look at each of Louis Bleriot's 11 aircraft. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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