An Early Aviation Record

This is Henri Farman, a French aviator, in Blackpool, in 1909. Aeroplanes were still experimental and their very brave (or, perhaps, foolishly reckless) pilots were constantly pushing the boundaries to see what could be achieved. On this flight, Henri set a new record by staying in the air for forty-seven miles.

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