Curtiss Robin J-1 Deluxe

Bottom view of gray Curtiss Robin aircraft hanging in museum
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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 are the propellers and engine of the Ole Miss.

Created:

08/15/2017

Photographer:

Eric Long

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A19560041000-NASM2018-10282

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
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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.

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Smithsonian Institution

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