JESSICA DUBROFF SETS OFF FOR NEW RECORD - 1996 Seven-year-old Jessica Dubroff of Half Moon Bay, California waves to family and friends as she takes off with her father and flight instructor on her quest to set a new record as the youngest pilot ever to fly across America.
Date: April 10, 1996 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:22:00, No Audio
JET PILOT WINS KENTUCKY DERBY At Churchill Downs in Louisville, racing fans gather to wear fancy hats, sip mint juleps, and watch the Kentucky Derby. Although Phalanx is the favorite, Jet Pilot with jockey Eric Guerin sets the pace and wins the race.
Date: May 5, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:02:30:00, With Audio
JET PILOTS RACE COAST TO COAST - 1955 Four Air Force Thunderstreak jet fighters race from Los Angeles to New York in a blazing speed test, with three of the four spanning the continent in less than 4 hours. Col. Robert Scott sets the fastest record at 3 hours 46 minutes, and thirty seconds - an average of 649 miles an hour.
Date: March 9, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:57:00, No Audio
JET TRANSPORT SETS U.S. MARK America's first all-jet transport lands in Washington, D.C. completing a trans-continental flight in 3 hours and 58 minutes, toppling speed marks, and foreshadowing dramatic cuts in airline schedules in the near future.
JIM MOLLISON SETS NEW FLIGHT RECORD - 1932 Scottish aviation pioneer Jim Mollison becomes the first pilot to perform an East-to-West solo trans-atlantic flight from Dublin, Ireland to Pennfield, New Brunswick with his plane "The Heart's Content."
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