Henry Farman

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Birthday
26, 1874
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jul 18, 1958 (84)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
26, 1874
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jul 18, 1958 (84)

About

French pilot and engineer who popularized the use of ailerons to control the ascent or descent of aircraft.

Before Fame

Before pursuing a career in aviation, he worked as a race car driver.

Trivia

His earliest airplane was the first aircraft to successfully fly a one-kilometer circular course. His later planes, however, were capable of hopping between European capitals.

Family Life

His father was a wealthy, British-born correspondent.

Associated With

He and Jean Mermoz were fellow French-born aviation pioneers.