Twenty years ago this week Louis Bleriot, Frenchman, flew the first airplane across the English Channel, from Calais to Dover.-* Just now Louis Bleriot is in Paris receiving plaudits for the anniversary. From Paris he will go to London for more plaudits and a pleasant sight—a model of his plane prominently displayed in the historical aviation exhibit of London's International Aero Exhibition, which the Prince of Wales opened last week.

The London show is remarkable for its great number of light planes. The transport and military planes there seem entered only as samples of...

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