Today in History – September 4, 1955 – F-100C Wins Bendix Trophy

4 September 1955 – An F-100C won the Bendix Trophy, covering 2,235 mi (2,020 nmi, 3,745 km) at an average speed of 610.726 mph (530.706 kn, 982.868 km/h). Col. Carlos “Tote” Talbot (SSS Member – RIP), was the pilot. He flew from Victorville, CA to Philadelphia.

The Bendix Trophy is a U.S. aeronautical racing trophy. The transcontinental, point-to-point race, sponsored by industrialist Vincent Bendix founder of Bendix Corporation, began in 1931 as part of the National Air Races. (1)

Source: (1) Wikipedia

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