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Risner, Robinson
Risner, Robinson
1957 May, 21 Maj. Robinson Risner established a record when he flew a North American F-100F Super Sabre "Spirit of St. Louis II" across the atlantic to Paris over the same route used by Charles Lindbergh 30 years prior.

Maj. Risner made the 3680 mile flight in 6 hours 37 minutes, while Lindbergh's required 33 hours 30 minutes. His flight originated at McGuire AFB, NJ and was officially timed from Floyd Bennett Field,NY, to Le Bourget Field, Paris, France.
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