Science: Record to Britain

The star of Britain's Farnborough air show last week was R.A.F. Squadron Leader Neville Duke. Every day during the show he thrilled the crowds with the airborne hot-rodding that Britain encourages at Farnborough. He buzzed the spectators at flashing speed with his red. needle-nosed Hawker Hunter, slapped them with supersonic bangs, whirled in splendidly executed acrobatics. Then one sunny afternoon he flew down to the sea off Littlehampton. Sussex, to have a try at the official low-level speed record.

A great crowd on the beach watched him make his flights: two passes over the course in each direction to average out the...

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