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Check Six: September 3, 1953 – 65 years ago

September 3, 2018

From the This Day in Aviation website

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3 September 1954: At the Dayton Air Show, being held for the first time at the James M. Cox Municipal Airport, Major John L. (“Jack”) Armstrong, U.S. Air Force, flew his North American Aviation F-86H-1-NA Sabre, 52-1998, to a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Speed Record over a 500 kilometer course, averaging 649.461 miles per hour (1,045.206 kilometers per hour).

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