September 22, 2018

Henri Farman

May 26 1874-July 17 1958

Moneyed Parisian fine artist, cycling champion and auto racer, Henri Farman, was in the unique position to purchase a biplane from aeronautical engineer and manufacturer, Gabriel Voisin.

On the 13th of January, 1908, Farman became the first person ever to cover a circular distance of one kilometer at the French

, claiming a substantial 50,000 franc prize. (Roughly 1.2 million dollars today).

After a string of record-breaking flights, Farman, along with brothers R...

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