Speed Records


Date

Pilot

Nationality

Vehicle

Location

Power

Kilo Speed (mph)

Comments

12 November 1906

Alberto Santos-Dumont

Brazilian

Santos-Dumont 14-bis

Bagatelle, France

IC

25.65


26 October 1907

Henry Farman

British

Voisin-Farman I

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

IC

32.74


20 May 1909

Paul Tissandier

French

Wright Model A

Pau, France

IC

34.05


23 August 1909

Glenn H Curtiss

American

Curtiss Golden Flyer

Reims, France

IC

43.38


24 August 1909

Louis Blériot

French

Blériot Type XII

Reims, France

IC

46.17


28 August 1909

Louis Blériot

French

Blériot Type XII  

Reims, France

IC

47.84


23 April 1910

Hubert Latham

French

Antoinette VII

Nice, France

IC

48.20


10 July 1910

Léon Morane

French

Blériot Type XI

Reims, France

IC

66.18

First record over 100km/h

29 October 1910

Alfred Leblanc

French

Blériot Type XI

New York, USA

IC

68.19


12 April 1911

Alfred Leblanc

French

Blériot Type XI

Pau, France

IC

69.46


11 May 1911

 Edouard de Nieuport  

French

Nieuport Type IIN

Châlons, France

IC

74.41


12 June 1911

Alfred Leblanc

French

Blériot Type XI

Étampes, France

IC

77.67


16 June 1911

Edouard de Nieuport

French

Nieuport Type IIN

Châlons, France

IC

80.81


21 June 1911

Edouard de Nieuport

French

Nieuport Type IIN

Châlons, France

IC

82.72


13 January 1912

Jules Védrines

French

Deperdussin Monocoque (1912)

Pau, France

IC

90.19


22 February 1912

Jules Védrines

French

Deperdussin Monocoque (1912)

Pau, France

IC

100.22


29 February 1912

Jules Védrines

French

Deperdussin Monocoque (1912)

Pau, France

IC

100.94


1 March 1912

Jules Védrines

French

Deperdussin Monocoque (1912)

Pau, France

IC

103.65


2 March 1912

Jules Védrines

French

Deperdussin Monocoque (1912)

Pau, France

IC

104.33


13 July 1912

Jules Védrines

French

Deperdussin Monocoque (1912)

Reims, France

IC

106.11


9 September 1912

Jules Védrines

French

Deperdussin Monocoque (1912)

Chicago, USA

IC

108.18


17 June 1913

Jules Védrines

French

Deperdussin Monocoque (1913)

Reims, France

IC

111.73


27 September 1913

Jules Védrines

French

Deperdussin Monocoque (1913)

Reims, France

IC

119.23


29 September 1913

Jules Védrines

French

Deperdussin Monocoque (1913)

Reims, France

IC

126.66


7 February 1920

Sadi-Joseph Lecointe

French

Nieuport 29V

Villacoublay, France

IC

171.04


28 February 1920

Jean H Casale

French

Spad-Herbemont 20bis

Villacoublay, France

IC

176.13


09 October 1920

Bernard de Romanet

French

Spad-Herbemont 20bis

Buc, France

IC

181.86


10 October 1920

Sadi-Joseph Lecointe

French

Nieuport 29V

Villacoublay, France

IC

184.35


20 October 1920

Sadi-Joseph Lecointe

French

Nieuport 29V

Villacoublay, France

IC

187.98


4 November 1920

Comte Bernard de Romanet

French

Spad-Herbemont 20bis

Buc, France

IC

192.01


12 December 1920

Sadi-Joseph Lecointe

French

Nieuport 29

Villacoublay, France

IC

194.51


26 September 1921

Sadi-Joseph Lecointe

French

Nieuport-Delage Sesquiplane

Villesauvage, France

IC

205.22


21 September 1922

Sadi-Joseph Lecointe

French

Nieuport-Delage Sesquiplane

Villesauvage, France

IC

211.90


18 October 1922

William G Mitchell

American

Curtiss R-6

Detroit, USA

IC

222.97


15 February 1923

Sadi-Joseph Lecointe

French

Nieuport-Delage Sesquiplane

Istres, France

IC

233.01


29 March 1923

Russell L Maughan

American

Curtiss R-6

Dayton, USA

IC

236.58


2 November 1923

Harold J Brow

American

Curtiss R2C-1

Mineola, USA

IC

259.14


4 November 1923

Alford J Williams

American

Curtiss R2C-1

Mineola, USA

IC

266.58


11 December 1924

Florentin, Bonnet

French

SIMB (Bernard-Hubert) V2

Istres, France

IC

278.48


4 November 1927

Mario de Bernardi

Italian

Macchi M52

Venice, Italy

IC

297.81


30 March 1928

Mario de Bernardi

Italian

Macchi M52bis

Venice, Italy

IC

318.62


29 September 1931

George H Stainforth

British

Supermarine S6B

Lee-on-Solent, Great Britain

IC

407.49


10 April 1933

Francesco Agello

Italian

Macchi MC72

Desenzano, Italy

IC

423.82


23 October 1934

Francesco Agello

Italian

Macchi MC72

Desenzano, Italy

IC

440.68

Record still stands as fastest piston-engined waterplane

30 March 1939

Hans Dieterle  

German

Heinkel He100 V8

Orianenburg, Germany

IC

463.91


26 April 1939

Fritz Wendel

German

Messerscmitt Me209 V1

Augsburg, Germany

IC

469.22

Last piston-engined record

7 November 1945

 H J Wilson

British

Gloster Meteor F Mk4

Herne Bay, Great Britain

Turbojet

606.38

First jet-engined record

7 September 1946

Edward M Donaldson

British

Gloster Meteor F Mk4

Littlehampton, Great Britain

Turbojet

615.77


19 June 1947

Albert Boyd

American

Lockheed XP-80R Shooting Star

Muroc, USA

Turbojet

623.85


20 August 1947

Turner F Caldwell

American

Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak

Muroc, USA

Turbojet

640.74


25 August 1947

Marion E Carl

American

Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak

Muroc, USA

Turbojet

650.90


15 September 1948

Richard L Johnson

American

North American

F-86A-1 Sabre

Muroc, USA

Turbojet

670.98


19 November 1952

J Slade Nash

American

North American

F-86D Sabre

Salton Sea, USA

Turbojet

698.50


16 July 1953

William F Barnes

American

North American

F-86D Sabre

Salton Sea, USA

Turbojet

715.69


7 September 1953

Neville Duke

British

Hawker Hunter F Mk3

Littlehampton, Great Britain

Turbojet

727.62


25 September 1953

Michael J Lithgow

British

Supermarine Swift

F Mk4

Castel Idris, Libya

Turbojet

735.70


3 October 1953

James B Verdin

American

Douglas

XF4D-1 Skyray

Salton Sea, USA

Turbojet

752.95


29 October 1953

F K Everest

American

North American YF-100A Super Sabre

Salton Sea, USA

Turbojet

755.15

Last record set at low-level

20 August 1955

Horace A Hanes

American

North American

F-100C Super Sabre

Palmdale, USA

Turbojet

822.13

First record set at altitude.

10 March 1956

Peter Twiss

British

Fairey Delta Two

Ford/Chichester, Great Britain

Turbojet

1132.13


12 December 1957

Adrian E Drew

American

McDonnell F-101A Voodoo

Edwards AFB, USA

Turbojet

1207.63


16 May 1958

Walter W Irwin

American

Lockheed YF-104A Starfighter

Edwards AFB, USA

Turbojet

1404.01


31 October 1959

Georgii Mossolov

Russian

Mikoyan E-66

Jukowski-Petrowskol, USSR

Turbojet

1483.83


15 December 1959

Joseph W Roger

American

Convair F-106A

Delta Dart

Edwards AFB, USA

Turbojet

1525.94


22 November 1961

Robert B Robinson

American

McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II

Edwards AFB, USA

Turbojet

1606.50


7 July 1962

Georgii Mossolov

Russian

Mikoyan E-166

Podmoskownoe, USSR

Turbojet

1665.89


1 May 1965

Robert L Stephens & Daniel Andre

American

Lockheed YF-12A

Edwards AFB, USA

Turbo-ramjet

2070.10


28 July 1976

Eldon W Joersz & George T Morgan Jr

American

Lockheed SR-71A

Edwards AFB, USA

Turbo-ramjet

2193.16


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