November 3, 1909 in the sky: One stone kills two birds for Henri Farman

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History of aviation – November 3, 1909. On this Tuesday, November 3, 1909, a double record will be established by Henri Farman. The pilot of French nationality of British origin was, in fact, the author of a magnificent flight on this day during which he distinguished himself by setting records for duration and distance installed at the controls of an airplane and this, at the global level.
Having taken off around 12 p.m. on November 3, 1909, he will perform his performance in the sky over Châlons-sur-Marne, under the control of the timekeeper Mr. Gaudichard, the sports commissioner Mr. Fournier and the post commissioner Mr. Vandenborn, which will allow him to have his records approved.
Evolving on a triangular type circuit measuring no less than 3,128 meters, Henri Farman will succeed in covering 232 kilometers and 212 meters in 4 hours, 17 minutes and 53 seconds of flight, therefore covering this route 74 times, using on this occasion 85 liters of fuel to carry out this record-breaking hike by air for two reasons.

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