Curtiss Robin J-1 Deluxe Fuselage Details

Insignia for "Key Bros World's Record Endurance Plane" and "Ole Miss" with Mississippi flag and details of record flight in black lettering
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In 1935, this Curtiss Robin established a world record for sustained flight, using air-to-air refueling. After two unsuccessful attempts the year before, Fred and Algene Key flew Ole Miss up from Meridian, Mississippi on June 4 and did not touch the ground again until July 1, for a total time in the air of 653 hours and 34 minutes. Highlighted in this image is the Fuselage of the Ole Miss.




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