The Sommer 1910 Biplane was an early French aircraft designed by [[Roger Sommer]]. It was a [[pusher configuration]] biplane resembling the successful [[Farman III]], and was built in large numbers for the time. One was owned by [[Charles Rolls]].
== Background ==
Roger Sommer had previously built an aircraft of his own design in 1908, achieving a few short straight-line flights in early 1909. This was housed at , where Sommer had a [[hangar]] between those occupied by [[Gabriel Voisin]] and [[Henri Farman]]. In May 1909 Sommer bought a [[Farman III]] aircraft, and on 7 August 1909 he gained fame in this by breaking the endurance record held by [[Wilbur Wright]], making a flight lasting 2 hr 27 min 15 sec.ref Later that year he made a successful appearance at the Doncaster flight meeting, winning the prize for the greatest distance flown during the meeting. Meanwhile he had started building an aircraft of his own design at Mouzon in the Ardennes, where his family had a [[felt]]-making business.