Today in aviation history – 26th October

On 26th October 1907 Henri Farman – French aviation pioneer, pilot and aerial constructor set a new record in flight distance. After this accomplishment Farman managed to set new record in speed, height and durability of the flight.
On 26th October 1955 in Villeneuve died François-Léon Lévêque. He was experienced French officer of a land army. He served till 1889. In 1992 was trained to be an observer and then a pilot. Since January 1923 was head of aviation in Polish Army. In August 1925 François-Léon Lévêque was removed from the office and went back to France.