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1961 Press Photo Max Conrad Pilot - RRX53841

$12.33
AdID: 1351449

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRX53841

Height: 10

Width: 7

Source: Rogers

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Photo measures 10 x 7. END OF RECORD FLIGHT-- Max Conrad, the flying grandfather, raises hands in victory salute after landing here early today to complete an around the world flight in 8 days, 18 hours and 49 plane. Conrad left Miami of 29 days for circling the globe in a light days off the record set by the lat Peter K. Gluckmann in 1959.
Conrad known as the "Flying Grandfather",[2] was a record-setting aviator. In the 1950s and 1960s, he set nine official light plane world records, three of which still stand at the end of 2008.[3] For his efforts, he was awarded the Louis Blériot medal in 1952[4] and the prestigious Harmon Trophy in 1964.[2] Winona Municipal Airport, also known as Max Conrad Field, in Winona County, Minnesota is named in his honor.
Source: Wikipedia