This Day in Aviation History

September 13th, 1935
First flight of the Hughes H-1 Racer.

The Hughes H-1 is a racing aircraft built by Hughes Aircraft in 1935. It set a world airspeed record and a transcontinental speed record across the United States. The H-1 Racer was the last aircraft built by a private individual to set the world speed record; most aircraft to hold the honor since have been military designs.

Wikipedia, Hughes H-1 Racer:

Vimeo, Wright “Hughes” H-1 Racer 2002 (Replica):

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