South Wales Aviation Museum

McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 (XV582 ‘M’). On 24th February 1988 when serving with RAF No. 43 Sqn, this iconic aircraft broke the air speed record between Land's End to John O'Groats. Crewed by Wing Commander John Brady (pilot) and Flight Lieutenant Michael Pugh (navigator) the aircraft set a time of 46 minutes and 44 seconds for the course at an average speed of 772mph. The record still stands today. During the record breaking flight the Phantom passed the 5000 flight hour landmark.

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