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Henry Farman_109

Henry Farman set a world endurance record for a flight with two passengers 5 March 1910 at Mourmelon. Total clocked time in the air was 1 hour 2 min 25 sec. Passengers were a Daily Mail reporter, Mr. Hevardson and Mrs. Frank.

Henry Farman used for this record a new type of pusher biplane that was only flown the day before. Designs were continually improved and this 1910 type is the first Henry Farman pusher bipane with a single rudder and a single elevator. The front elevator was retained and the pilot was still completely in the open air, sitting precariously on a construction just before the lower wing. Farman and his passengers are appropriately clad for the cold weather in March 1910 !


Length 10 m, Span upper wing 10,50 m, Span lower wing 7 m. Powered by a Gnôme rotary of 50 hp.


Remark the sturdy four-wheel undercarriage with skids, where on the skids small wheels were fitted.


Picture is made on 5 March 1910 at Mourmelon by the Rol picture agency.

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Taken on October 4, 2014