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Outright Air Speed Record

Notes:

  1. The records listed below are those recognised by the FAI and its predecessors
  2. All Speeds in miles per hour
  3. IC refers to Internal Combustion Piston Engines
up to 100 100-200 200-300 300-400 400-500 600-700 700-800 800-900
1100-1200 1200-1300 1400-1500 1500-1600 1600-1700 2000-2100 over 2100  

 

Date Location Pilot Country Vehicle Power Speed Comments

0 - 100mph

2 Nov 1906 Bagatelle, France Alberto Santos-Dumont Brazil Santos-Dumont 14-bis IC 25.65  
26 Oct 1907 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France Henry Farman Great Britain Voisin-Farman I IC 32.74  
20 May 1909 Pau, France Paul Tissandier France Wright Model A IC 34.05  
23 Aug 1909 Reims, France Glenn H Curtiss USA Curtiss Golden Flyer IC 43.38  
24 Aug 1909 Reims, France Louis Blériot France Blériot Type XII IC 49.17  
28 Aug 1909 Reims, France Louis Blériot France Blériot Type XII IC 47.84  
23 Apr 1910 Nice, France Hubert Latham France Antoinette VII IC 48.20  
10 Jul 1910 Reims, Framce Léon Morane France Blériot Type XI IC 66.18 First record over 100km/h
29 Oct 1910 New York, USA Alfred Leblanc France Blériot Type XI IC 68.19  
12 Apr 1911 Pau, France Alfred Leblanc France Blériot Type XI IC 69.46  
11 May 1911 Châlons, France Edouard de Nieuport France Nieuport Type IIN IC 74.41  
12 Jun 1911 Étampes, France Alfred Leblanc France Blériot Type XI IC 77.67  
16 Jun 1911 Châlons, France Edouard de Nieuport France Nieuport Type IIN IC 80.81  
21 Jun 1911 Châlons, France Edouard de Nieuport France Nieuport Type IIN IC 82.72  
13 Jan 1912 Pau, France Jules Védrines France Deperdussin Monocoque (1912) IC 90.19  

100 - 200mph

22 Feb 1912 Pau, France Jules Védrines France Deperdussin Monocoque (1912) IC 100.22  
29 Feb 1912 Pau, France Jules Védrines France Deperdussin Monocoque (1912) IC 100.94  
1 Mar 1912 Pau, France Jules Védrines France Deperdussin Monocoque (1912) IC 103.65  
2 Mar 1912 Pau, France Jules Védrines France Deperdussin Monocoque (1912) IC 104.33  
13 Jul 1912 Reims, France Jules Védrines France Deperdussin Monocoque (1912) IC 106.11  
9 Sep 1912 Chicago, USA Jules Védrines France Deperdussin Monocoque (1912) IC 108.18  
17 Jun 1913 Reims, France Jules Védrines France Deperdussin Monocoque (1913) IC 111.73  
27 Sep 1913 Reims, France Jules Védrines France Deperdussin Monocoque (1913) IC 119.23  
29 Sep 1913 Reims, France Jules Védrines France Deperdussin Monocoque (1913) IC 126.66  
7 Feb 1920 Villacoublay, France Sadi-Joseph Lecointe France Nieuport 29V IC 171.04  
28 Feb 1920 Villacoublay, France Jean H Casale France Spad-Herbemont 20bis IC 176.13  
9 Oct 1920 Buc, France Comte Bernard de Romanet France Spad-Herbemont 20bis IC 181.86  
10 Oct 1920 Villacoublay, France Sadi-Joseph Lecointe France Nieuport 29V IC 184.35  
20 Oct 1920 Villacoublay, France Sadi-Joseph Lecointe France Nieuport 29V IC 187.98  
4 Nov 1920 Buc, France Comte Bernard de Romanet France Spad-Herbemont 20bis IC 192.01  
12 Dec 1920 Villacoublay, France Sadi-Joseph Lecointe France Nieuport 29V IC 194.51  

200 - 300mph

26 Sep 1921 Villesauvage, France Sadi-Joseph Lecointe France Nieuport-Delage Sesquiplane IC 205.22  
21 Sep 1922 Villesauvage, France Sadi-Joseph Lecointe France Nieuport-Delage Sesquiplane IC 211.90  
18 Oct 1922 Detroit, USA William G Mitchell USA Curtiss R-6 IC 222.97  
15 Feb 1923 Istres, France Sadi-Joseph Lecointe France Nieuport-Delage Sesquiplane IC 233.01  
29 Mar 1923 Dayton, USA Russell L Maughan USA Curtiss R-6 IC 236.58  
2 Nov 1923 Mineola, USA Harold J Brow USA Curtiss R2C-1 IC 259.14  
4 Nov 1923 Mineola, USA Alford J Williams USA Curtiss R2C-1 IC 266.58  
11 Dec 1924 Istres, France Florentin, Bonnet France SIMB (Bernard-Hubert) V2 IC 278.48  
4 Nov 1927 Venice, Italy Mario de Bernardi Italy Macchi M52 IC 297.81  

300 - 400mph

30 Mar 1928 Venice, Italy Mario de Bernardi Italy Macchi M52bis IC 318.62  

400 - 500mph

29 Sep 1931 Lee-on-Solent, Great Britain George H Stainforth Great Britain Supermarine S6B IC 407.49  
10 Apr 1933 Desenzano, Italy Francesco Agello Italy Macchi MC72 IC 423.82  
23 Oct 1934 Desenzano, Italy Francesco Agello Italy Macchi MC72 IC 440.68 Record still stands as fastest piston-engined waterplane
30 Mar 1939 Orianenburg, Germany Hans Dieterle Germany Heinkel He100 V8 IC 463.91  
26 Apr 1939 Augsburg, Germany Fritz Wendel Germany Messerscmitt Me209 V1 IC 469.22 Last piston-engined record

600 - 700mph

7 Nov 1945 Herne Bay, Great Britain H J Wilson Great Britain Gloster Meteor F Mk4 Turbojet 606.38 First jet-engined record
7 Sep 1946 Littlehampton, Great Britain Edward M Donaldson Great Britian Gloster Meteor F Mk4 Turbojet 615.77  
19 Jun 1947 Muroc, USA Albert Boyd USA Lockheed XP-80R Shooting Star Turbojet 623.85  
20 Aug 1947 Muroc, USA Turner F Caldwell USA Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak Turbojet 640.74  
25 Aug 1947 Muroc, USA Marion E Carl USA Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak Turbojet 650.90  
15 Sep 1948 Muroc, USA Richard L Johnson USA North American F-86A-1 Sabre Turbojet 670.98  
19 Nov 1952 Salton Sea, USA J Slade Nash USA North American F-86D Sabre Turbojet 698.50  

700 - 800mph

16 Jul 1953 Salton Sea, USA William F Barnes USA North American F-86D Sabre Turbojet 715.69  
7 Sep 1953 Littlehampton, Great Britain Neville Duke Great Britain Hawker Hunter F Mk3 Turbojet 727.62  
25 Sep 1953 Castel Idris, Libya Michael J Lithgow Great Britain Supermarine Swift F Mk4 Turbojet 735.70  
3 Oct 1953 Salton Sea, USA James B Verdin USA Douglas XF4D-1 Skyray Turbojet 752.95  
29 Oct 1953 Salton Sea, USA F K Everest USA North American YF-100A Super Sabre Turbojet 755.15 Last record set at low-level

800 - 900mph

20 Aug 1955 Palmdale, USA Horace A hanes USA North American F-100C Super Sabre Turbojet 822.13 First supersonic record. First record set at altitude.

1100 - 1200mph

10 Mar 1956 Ford/Chichester, Great Britain Peter Twiss Great Britain Fairey Delta Two Turbojet 1132.13 Largest record increase (310mph)

1200 - 1300mph

12 Dec 1957 Edwards AFB, USA Adrian E Drew USA McDonnell F-101A Voodoo Turbojet 1207.63  

1400 - 1500mph

16 May 1958 Edwards AFB, USA Walter W Irwin USA Lockheed YF-104A Starfighter Turbojet 1404.01  
31 Oct 1959 Jukowski-Petrowskol, USSR Georgii Mossolov USSR Mikoyan E-66 Turbojet 1483.83  

1500 - 1600mph

15 Dec 1959 Edwards AFB, USA Joseph W Rogers USA Convair F-106A Delta Dart Turbojet 1525.94  

1600 - 1700mph

22 Nov 1961 Edwards AFB, USA Robert B Robinson USA McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II Turbojet 1606.50  
7 Jul 1962 Podmoskownoe, USSR Georgii Mossolov USSR Mikoyan E-166 Turbojet 1665.89  

2000 - 2100mph

1 May 1965 Edwards AFB, USA Robert L Stephens & Daniel Andre USA Lockheed YF-12A Turbo- ramjet 2070.10  

over 2100mph

28 Jul 1976 Edwards AFB, USA Eldon W Joersz & George T Morgan Jr USA Lockheed SR-71A Turbo- ramjet 2193.16  

 

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