Jules Védrines

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Jules Védrines was a French aviator who set several word airplane speed records and was the first aviator to fly faster than 100 miles per hour.

Records:[1]

  • 13 January 1912: 90 mph = 145 km/h at Pau
  • 12 March 1912: 104 mph = 168 km/h
  • 9 September 1912: 108 mph = 174 km/h in Illinois, after winning the 4th Gordon Bennett airplane race

Védrines was also a significant player in aviation during the war.

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References

  1. Hallion, 2003, pp. 319–322.