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Area resident William E. Dubois sits in the cockpit of his plane, “Tessie.”
Area resident sets speed record

Pilot William E. Dubois has captured a national speed record. Dubois, an area resident, set a national speed record on a single-engine Ercoupe 415-CD in early April. He also holds the unofficial world speed record for his feat that was achieved with a flight between the Albuquerque International Sunport and Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Amarillo, Texas on April 8.

“It was exciting,” Dubois said during a recent interview at the Las Vegas Airport.