Backwards Thinking

This Week’s Hints to help you along:

  • The designer taught himself everything by trial and error in the mid-1900s.
  • Innovative in every way and featuring tandem wings.
  • This was the designer’s first truly flyable airplane!
  • Destroyed on its longest flight (the pilot survived but was injured by glass from his broken goggles).

So do you know what this aircraft is?




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3 thoughts on “Backwards Thinking

  1. R. Bailey says:

    One of Louis Bleriot’s early efforts – Bleriot VI.

    1. HW says:

      Correct! Blériot’s designs were always stunningly beautiful, just as with this example.

  2. Ed says:

    Looks like Louis Bleriot’s model VI to me…first flight in July 1917.


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