1908 First cross-country flight in Europe

French aviator Henri Farman made the first cross-country flight in Europe on October 30, 1908.

He flew from Bouy to Reims, France, a distance of 17 miles (27 kilometers) in 20 minutes.

Farman flew in a Voisin biplane, which was powered by a 50-horsepower Antoinette engine.

The flight was a major milestone in the development of aviation, demonstrating that airplanes were capable of long-distance flight.

It also opened up the possibility of using airplanes for practical purposes, such as mail delivery and passenger transport.

]The flight was a personal triumph for Farman, who had been working on developing airplanes for several years.

It also helped to popularize aviation in Europe and around the world.

The flight had a significant impact on the development of aviation, helping to demonstrate the potential of airplanes for practical use and inspiring other aviators to develop new and improved aircraft.

It also helped to popularize aviation among the general public, leading to increased investment in aviation research and development and creating a demand for commercial air travel.