On July 25st Loius Bleriot became the first person to fly across the English Channel. Bleriot thus claimed the prize of 1,000 pound sterling offfered by the Daily Mail. He flew a Type XI Monoplane. The flight took 37 minutes. Bleriot took off from Les Barraques at 4:35 A.M. Winds pushed him off course, but by flying at a height of 150 feet he follwed ships toward Dover where he landed.