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Premier IA sets speed record from Chester, U.K. to Geneva

Hawker Beechcraft’s Premier IA set a speed record from Chester, U.K. to Geneva Switzerland, making the 527-mile trip in one hour, 13 minutes and 30 seconds.

Astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson was at the controls with the aircraft’s owner Robert Kay alongside. Hawker Beechcraft pilot Aaron Comber was also on board.

Hawker Beechcraft submitted the statistics to the National Aeronautic Association, the national authority for overseeing and certifying aviation records.

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