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Ulis Racing Legends

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Farham Goliath F60, Paris - London,

Pilote: Montbousson, Février 1919

On February 8th and 9th, 1919, the pilot Lucien Bossoutrot, his mechanic Lhomde and twelve British military personnel attempted the first flight of a commercial passenger aircraft from Toussus-le-Noble near Paris to Kenley near London. The "Airbus" Farman Goliath takes off on February 8, 1919 at 11:50 a.m. He arrives safely in Kenley, near Croydon, England, two hours and 30 minutes later. The prototype of the FF-60 made its first flight without passengers at the end of October 1918. However, the German surrender on November 7, 1918 made the order of a heavy bomber from Farman by the French Air Force obsolete. At Billancourt near Farman, where the Goliath aircraft are assembled, production immediately switches to commercial use - the birth of commercial aviation. Farman's Goliath "Airbus" is presented in December 1918 in the French magazine "L'Aerophile" by Ernest Archdeacon as follows: "The passenger car, with the exception of the exit to the elevated pilot's seat, is like an elegant, completely enclosed lounge shaped. It is furnished with comfortable, light wicker chairs. Its long cigar shape, which appears large and wide, is flooded with light through the use of large, sturdy window panes. Passengers don't miss a thing of the breathtaking view of the landscape unfolding before their eyes.

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