Henri Farman

Henri Farman

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Henri Farman was a French pilot, aviator and aircraft designer and manufacturer with his brother Maurice Farman. His family was British and he took French nationality in 1937. Born in Paris, France, and given the name Henry, he was the son of a well-to-do British newspaper correspondent working there and his French wife. Farman trained as a painter at the cole des Beaux Arts, but quickly become obsessed with the new mechanical inventions that were rapidly appearing at the end of the 19th century. Since his family had the money, he was able to pursue this interest as an amateur sportsman. In the 1890s he became a championship cyclist, and at the turn of the century he discovered motor racing, competing for Renault in the Gordon Bennett Cup. When Gabriel Voisin began to produce powered aircraft for sale in 1907, Farman was one of his first customersshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135770144
  • 9786135770148