Today in aviation history – 2nd August

On 2nd August 1936 in Paris died Louis Blériot – French aircraft producer, inventor and aviation pioneer. Blériot was born in July 1872. In 1895 he gained engineer degree. On 25th July 1909 Blériot, as a first man in the Word, flew over the English Channel in a monoplane of his construction (Blériot XI). During his life Blériot developed many types of aircrafts including Blériot V, Blériot VI, BlériotVII and Blériot VIII.