The French engineer Louis Bleriot developed
even-faster, more capable, and deadlier combat airplanes.
In 1909 Bleriot who had crossed the English
Channel on July 25, 1909 invented the monoplane
In 1911, the American inventor and aviator Glenn Curtis introduced the
first practical seaplane. This airplane was basically a bi-plane with
a large float beneath the center of the lower wing, and two smaller
floats beneath the tips of the lower wing.