Bleriot outdoes Wrights by long aeroplane trip

ETAMPS, France, July 13, 1909 (UP) - The greatest aeroplane flight on record was completed Tuesday by M. Bleriot, the French aeronaut, who made a straightaway flight of 28 miles in 56 minutes.

The Wright brothers of Dayton, O., have been in the air longer and have made flights which, for distance, exceeded the Bleriot flight; but as the Wrights have always flown in a circle and never attempted cross-country flights, Bleriot's air journey is considered a world record.


Bleriot will soon attempt a flight across the English channel from Calais to Dover, for a $25,000 prize. His flight Tuesday was a tryout for his machine.

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