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Bleriot

Squadron of French Blériot two-seater planes including BL217, 221, and 222. Blériots continued to be used as training planes into at least 1916.
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Campagne de 1914. — Escadrille d'aéroplanes — N D Phot

Squadron of French Blériot two-seater planes including BL217, 221, and 222. Blériots continued to be used as training planes into at least 1916.

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Campagne de 1914. — Escadrille d'aéroplanes — N D Phot

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In 1909, French aviator and engineer Louis Blériot was the first person to cross the English Channel in a heavier-than-air aircraft. He founded a successful aircraft company, producing planes that bore his name, and later led a consortium that acquired the bankrupt Deperdussin company, the Société de Production des Aéroplanes Deperdussin, going on to lead the successor Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés, manufacturer of S.P.A.D. aircraft such as the SPAD XIII.

The Blériot monoplanes were produced in both single- and double-seat versions. Although the Blériot planes were inadequate as fighter aircraft, they continued to be used as training planes at least into 1916.

Bleriot is an aircraft: single-seat scout plane.