20 Nov 2016

13 November 1926: The FAI World Record of Major Mario de Bernardi

One of the last records we would like to commemorate this year comes from an Italian pilot, famous in civil and military aviation:

On 13 November 1926, 90 years ago, Major Mario de Bernardi set the FAI World Record in “Seaplane - Speed over 100km”. He flew his Macchi Racer S.39 with a speed of 399,42 km/h during the (Jacques) Schneider Trophy at Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia (USA).

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Major Mario de Bernardi in the Macchi Racer S.39.