Thursday, June 6, 2013

Curtiss Robin NR526N - The Key Bro's - Famous Robin Refueled Endurance Flight

The following 2-part article was recently published on Historic Wings webpage.

Known as the Flying Key Brothers, Al and Fred Key were supported by refueling crew, James Keeton and Bill Ward, Jr.  This endurance / refueling team kept their "Ole Miss" Curtiss Robin J-1 (NR526N) aloft over Meridian Mississippi for a 654 hours and 34 minutes.  I hope you'll check out the story HERE to learn more about this historic flight.

This airplane has resided in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum since 1955.

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