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Louis Blériot, the impossible crossing

2021 • 54' • French & English

Poster of Louis Blériot, the impossible crossing

Director(s): Vincent Amouroux & Laurent Mizrahi • Producer(s): Grand Angle Productions • Coproducer(s): ARTE, TV5 Monde, RTBF, RSI, Mediawan Thematics • Country of production: France • Format(s): HD

A great documentary on the significance of the first cross-channel flight that marked the beginning of aviation.

This is the story of a French aviator and his incredible challenge: the first ever overseas flight across the English Channel in 1909. 110 years later, a team of Blériot XI enthusiasts makes the crazy gamble to fly their fully authentic reproduction of the aircraft across the channel, propelled, for the first time, by its original engine.

 

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