New Addition: 1946 CL Speed Model

At the age of 18, Thomas Burns set a National Control Line Class C speed record in the senior class flying a model of his own design. Set on September 1, 1946 he flew 88.67 mph. That same year he also competed at the Plymouth Internationals, the National Capital Model Airplane Meet, the Mirror Model Meet and the NAA Junior Air Races.

A dark green Control Line Speed model poses with a very tall trophy and a short, round trophy.
Thomas Burns’ 1946 CL Speed model poses with two winning trophies, 2018.11.

Sandra Burns, in honor of her husband, recently donated the model, two trophies and related documentation to the museum.  Thank you!

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One comment

  1. That was the real days of model aviation, design it and build it and fly it… We should still be doing a lot of that. Imho.

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