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.
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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