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The Passing of an Era: The Gains and Losses of the Schneider Trophy Contests

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 October 1931

Abstract

ON September 12, 1931, Flight‐Lieutenant J. N. Boothman, of the British Schneider Trophy team, won the trophy outright for Great Britain by covering the distance of 350 kilometres (217.45 land miles) round a triangular course at an average speed of 340.08 m.p.h., in a Supermarine S.6.B. seaplane No. S.1595, putting the 100‐kilometrc record up, during the first two laps, to 342.9 m.p.h. The following day Flight‐Lieutenant G. H. Stainforth, in a similar seaplane, No. S.1596, made a new world's air speed record of 378.05 m.p.h., which he increased on September 29, in S.1595, to 408.8 m.p.h.

Citation

(1931), "The Passing of an Era: The Gains and Losses of the Schneider Trophy Contests", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 3 No. 10, pp. 239-240. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029456

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