On July 16th, 1785, a favourable breeze gave Rozier his opportunity of starting from the French coast, and with a passenger aboard he cast off in his balloon, which he had named the 鈥楢ero-Mongolfiere.鈥?There was a rapid rise at first, and then for a time the balloon remained stationary over the land, after which a cloud suddenly appeared round the balloon, denoting that an explosion had taken place. Both Rozier and his companion were killed in the fall, so that he, first to leave the earth by balloon, was also first victim to the art of aerostation. 鈥淢y luggage has gone with it.鈥? "On looking round I saw my quiet pony thinking for a wonder what had become of me, one of his forefeet having trod out the crown of a good new thirty shilling hat I had bought in London. pk10雪球8码计算公式 鈥淢y luggage has gone with it.鈥? Penaud conceived this machine as driven by two propellers; alternatively these could be driven by petrol or steam-fed motor, and the centre of gravity of the machine while in flight was in the front fifth of the wings. Penaud estimated from 20 to 30 horse-power sufficient to drive this machine, weighing with pilot and passenger 2,600 lbs., through the air at a speed of 60 miles an hour, with the wings set at an angle of90 incidence of two degrees. So complete was the design that it even included instruments, consisting of an aneroid, pressure indicator, an anemometer, a compass, and a level. There, with few alterations, is the aeroplane as we know it鈥攁nd Penaud was twenty-seven when his patent was published. 鈥淛ust keep her until I can find a way to send her back to Brant?me.鈥? Breathlessly, brokenly, she told him. In the courtyard he paused, put his hand to his head. 鈥淵ou will serve coffee and liqueurs in the petit salon, and if you go to the Caf茅 de l鈥橴nivers, you will kindly make my excuses to our friends.鈥? "You have my full, free and hearty consent, and if you are successful I shall take you into the firm of P. Wright & Sons as a partner." Charles. Charles Stu鈥?[Aside.] Ass that I am! It may be said that Louis Bleriot was responsible for the second great landmark in the history of successful flight. The day when the brothers Wright succeeded in accomplishing power-driven flight ranks as the first of these landmarks. Ader may or may not have left the ground, but the wreckage of his 鈥楢vion鈥?at the end of his experiment places his doubtful success in a different category from that of the brothers Wright and leaves them the first definite conquerors, just as Bleriot ranks as first definite conqueror of the English Channel by air. 鈥淚 think our friend Bigourdin would be pleased if you followed them.鈥? 鈥淢y luggage has gone with it.鈥? The handle clicked, the door was opened and sharply shut again, and the Whitford postmaster disappeared into his private room.