Henri Farman 1874 - 1958

Aircraft designer,
Aircraft manufacturer,
British; French
born in:
Paris, Ville de Paris, Ile-de-France, France

1907 - Farman purchased a Voisin biplane to set numerous flying records for distance and duration;

1908 - first to fly a complete circuit of 1 kilometre (13 January) winning the 50,000 franc Grand Prix d'Aviation offered by Henri Deutsch de la Meurthe; first to fly 2 kilometres (21 March); (29 March) first to take a passenger into the air; (30 October) first cross-country flight flying from Châlons to Rheims (27 kilometres in 20 minutes)

MF.11 "Shorthorn"

The passenger transport GoliathIn 1909, he opened a flying school at Châlons-sur-Marne