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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.
- 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.
- Hallion, 2003, pp. 319–322.