Chad Willie's Flies His Bleriot

Chad Willie has been flying his 1909 Bleriot around the field recently. Shown here is a nice video of a couple flights the week of May 14, 2012, taken from an on-board camera. You can see the wing warping in the turns, hear the “burping” of the Gnome rotary engine and see the camera lens get fogged with castor oil from the total loss engine oil system.


Also below are pictures of the Bleriot, courtesy of Ron Price.

50HP Gnome engine

Bleriot Tail Section

Chris Price propping the Bleriot

Chad Willie in the Bleriot Cockpit

Engine run-up trying out newly built cowling

Chad Willie, builder, engine restorer and all around pilot after successful flights in his replica Bleriot at Brodhead airport, April 13, 2012

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