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Feeling the Need for Speed

No.61-7968
4/26/1971 15,000mi
10h.30m

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T.B.Estes; D,C,Vick
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9/1/1974 1,806.96mph
3,461.53mi
1h.54m.56.4s

Speed Over a Recognized Course
(NYC-LON)

J.V.Sullivan; N.F.Widdifield
No.61-7962
7/28/1976 85,069ft
Absolute Altitude Record,
Sustained Flight

Cap.R.Helt
No.61-7958
7/28/1976 2,193.2mph
Absolute Speed Record
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No.61-7972
3/6/1990 2,144.8mph
2,299.7mi
64m.20s

Speed Record
(LA-to-DC)

Lt.Col Yeilding; Lt.Col Vida
No.61-7972
3/6/1990 2,124.5mph
2,404mi
67m.54s

Speed Record
(West Coast-to-East Coast)

Lt.Col Yeilding; Lt.Col Vida
No.61-7972
3/6/1990 2,176mph
942mi
25m.59s

Speed Record
(KC-to-DC)

Lt.Col Yeilding; Lt.Col Vida
No.61-7972
3/6/1990 2,189.9mph
311.4mi
8m.32s

Speed Record
(St.Louis-to-Cin)

Lt.Col Yeilding; Lt.Col Vida
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