‘’FLYING GRANDFATHER’’ SET RECORD ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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Aviator Maximilian "Max" Conrad set nine official light plane records in the
1950s and 1960s. On February 27, 1961, Conrad left Miami in a PA-23
Aztec named New Frontiers and touched down back in Miami on March 8,
1961, setting a new around-the-world record. His average speed was 123.
19 mph.

Some of Conrad’s stops included Long Beach, California, Honolulu, Wake
Island,Guam, Manila, Singapore, Bombay, and Brazil, crossing the equator
twice. Conrad was accompanied by an observer for the record flight.

In 1964, Max Conrad received the prestigious Harmon Trophy for the most
outstanding international achievement in the art of flying. He was one of the
greatest small plane pilots ever.

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The Piper PA-23 Apache/Aztec flown by Conrad

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Max Conrad was presented the Harmon Trophy by Vice President
Hubert Humphrey in 1964.

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