Henri Farman

Aviator Henri Farman

Profession: Aviator

United Kingdom

Biography: Farman set several important records in the pioneering years of aviation, including the first officially observed circuit flight of 1km, 2km and the first cross-country flight from Châlons to Reims, all in the year 1908.

He would later become a successful aircraft engineer and designer, making several important milestone development in aviation construction.

Born: May 26, 1874
Birthplace: Paris, France
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: July 17, 1958 (aged 84)

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  • 1907-10-07 France's Henri Farman flies 30m in a biplane
  • 1908-01-13 Henri Farman becomes the first person to fly an observed circuit of more than 1km, winning the Grand Prix d'Aviation

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