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Check Six: September 1, 1953 – 65 years ago

September 1, 2018

From the This Day in Aviation website

Screen-Shot-2016-08-31-at-19.14.581 September 1953: Captain Harold E. Collins, United States Air Force, flying North American Aviation F-86D-35-NA Sabre, 51-6145, set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Record for Speed Over a 15/25 Kilometer Straight Course of 1,139.219 kilometers per hour (707.878 miles per hour) at Vandalia, Ohio.

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