This Day in Aviation History. 
March 10, 1956

The first aircraft to exceed 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h) is an English Fairey Delta 2. Piloted by Lt. Cdr. Peter Twiss, it reaches a speed of 1,132 mph (1,822 km/h).

Capturing the World’s Absolute Speed Record, Twiss flies between Ford and Chichester in Sussex.

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