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Project One Grand
Donor: Bruce Jamieson
Sound | 1956
Film courtesy Texas Archive of the Moving Image
See the entire film by clicking on the Texas Flag logo to the left of the sound function.
On August 21, 1956, Navy Commander R.W. "Duke" Windsor set a new national record by flying 1,1015.428 mph in an F8U-1 Cusader fighter plane. Presented by Chance Vought Aircraft Inc. in cooperation with the US Navy and produced by the Jamieson Film Company, Project One Grand details the history of the record breaking flight. Featured in the film are the design of the plane, equipment and methods used for timing the flight, and the course and procedures followed by the pilot.
Read more about aviation in the Handbook of Texas Online.