History of aviation – September 5, 1930. On this Friday, September 5, 1930, a new distance record, on a closed circuit and in a light aircraft, was established. This world record is to the credit of an aviator of French nationality serving as a pilot on the airlines between Paris, London and Marseille of the Air-Union company, namely Jean Laulhé.
While the Czechoslovak Vickerck reigned supreme, being the record holder in this area for more than two years, having signed his record flight in June 1928, he was finally dethroned! Jean Laulhé will thus succeed in achieving a distance greater than his own which was 2,500 kilometers.
The French aviator will thus operate on the Le Bourget – Nanteuil – Le Haudouin circuit for no less than 26 hours, piloting on this occasion a monoplane equipped with Dunlop tires and motorized with a block from the Salmson firm displaying forty horsepower. A time during which he will cover a distance of no less than 2,714.400 kilometers and therefore the world record. His performance did not fail to be relayed in the press.