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Subject: Truly unsung hero! Her record achievements are impressive. ...


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Date Posted: Sunday, November 05, 02:06:40pm
In reply to: Russ 's message, "Today's picture (Sun.Nov.5) ground-breaking aviator Jacqueline Auriol (died 2000). ..." on Sunday, November 05, 02:03:12pm

Jacqueline Auriol set the following speed records:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Auriol
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/02/17/world/jacqueline-auriol-top-french-test-pilot-82.html

=12 May 1951 - Auriol set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale- (FAI-) ratified average speed of 818.18 km/h (508.39 mph)[3] flying a British-made Vampire over a 100-km (62.1-mile) closed circuit in France from Istres, outside Marseilles, to Avignon and back to claim the women's world air speed record from its previous holder, Jacqueline Cochran of the United States.

=21 December 1952 - Flying a Sud-Est Mistral (a French-built development of the Vampire with a Hispano-Suiza Nene engine), Auriol broke her own 1951 world speed record over a 100-km (62.1-mile) closed circuit by flying at 855.92 km/h (531.84 mph). The new record was set over the same 100-km (62.1-mile) closed course as in 1951, from Istres to Avignon and back.

=31 May 1955 - Flying a Mystère IVN, Auriol broke the previous women's speed record over a 15/25-km (9.3/15.5-mile) straight course previously held by Jacqueline Cochrane with an FAI-ratified speed of 1,151 km/h (715.2 mph).

=22 Jun 1962 - Flying a Dassault Mirage IIIC, Auriol achieved an FAI-ratified average speed of 1,850.2 km/h (1,149.7 mph) over the 100-km (62.1-mile) closed circuit at Istres, to reclaim the women's world air speed record in that category from Jacqueline Cochran.

=14 Jun 1963 - Flying a Dassault Mirage IIIR, Auriol achieved an FAI-ratified average speed of 2,038.70 km/h (1,266.79 mph) over a 100-km (62.1-mile) closed circuit at Istres. It was her final attempt to break the women's air speed record over that distance, and she broke a record Jacqueline Cochran had set over the distance in May 1963.

On 1 June 1964, Cochran broke Auriol′s June 1963 record, achieving an FAI-ratified average speed
of 2,097.27 km/h (1,303.18 mph) over a 100-km (62.1-mile) closed circuit in a Lockheed F-104G Starfighter.

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