Today in Aviation History: F-86 sets a world speed record!

Aug 17, 2011 1 Comment by

Today in 1951, Colonel Fred J Ascani set a 635.686mph world speed record in an F-86F Sabre. He received the Mackay Trophy for flight, an award established in 1911 for the most meritorious flight of the year by an Air Force person, persons or organization.

One of our favorite F-86s is this $149.99 electric ducted fan from E-flite. It has a firberglass fuselage, comes with three sets of decals and is a speed demon with the recommended power system.


Debra Cleghorn, E-flite, Featured News

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One Response to “Today in Aviation History: F-86 sets a world speed record!”

  1. Gerry Yarrish says:

    The P-51 Mustang of the Korean Air war!

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