15 May 1965

Jacqueline Auriol steps off the Dassault Aviation Mystère-Falcon 20.

15 May 1965: At Istres, France, Mme Jacqueline Marie-Thérèse Suzanne Douet Auriol set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Record for Speed Over a Closed Circuit of 2 000 Kilometers Without Payload.¹

The prototype Dassault Aviation Mystère-Falcon 20, F-WLKB.(Dassault Aviation)

She was flying the prototype Dassault Aviation Mystère-Falcon 20, F-WLKB, powered by two General Electric CF-700 turbofan engines.

Dassault Aviation Mystère-Falcon 20 F-WLKB. (Dassault Aviation)

¹ FAI Record File Number 9073

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Bryan R. Swopes grew up in Southern California in the 1950s–60s, near the center of America's aerospace industry. He has had a life-long interest in aviation and space flight. Bryan is a retired commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor.