Long-distance aviation pioneer who popularized flight in England.
He graduated from the Royal Flying Corps and went on to found the Havilland Airplane Manufacturing Company.
He went on a whirlwind air tour of Europe in 1921, stopping in seventeen different cities over the course of three weeks.
He grew up in London, England.
He, like his American peer Wiley Post , wowed 20th-century audiences as a pilot in a flying circus.