New York - London Air Speed Record 1951

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London Airport.

SV. Aircraft, Pan American converted Mustang, taxiing to a standstill at night. SV. & CU. American Airline Officer Captain Charles Blair, air speed record breaker, opening cockpit. He has flown from New York to London in 7 hours and 48 minutes. CU. Name of aircraft 'Excalibur...



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