Login / Register

Racing Against the Odds in a WWII Plane

Thanks! Share it with your friends!


You disliked this video. Thanks for the feedback!

Sorry, only registred users can create playlists.

 Find Related Videos  added


To say the Hintons love World War II-era fighter planes would be an understatement. The family runs a museum dedicated to these victorious war machines—handbuilt with slide rule, pencil and paper—and raised their kids around the planes. Back in the day, Steve, Sr., held the world record for the fastest speed ever accomplished in a propeller-driven, piston-engine aircraft. He broke his back and legs in crashes along the way, but that hasn’t stopped him and his wife from encouraging their son towards his own racing dreams. Today, Steve, Jr., is vying to get the family name back on top—pushing to reach 535-mph in an aircraft whose days are numbered.


#Plane #SpeedRecord #WorldRecord

This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world.

Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com

Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram:
Make our acquaintance on Facebook:
Give us a shout on Twitter:
Come hang with us on Vimeo:
Visit our world directly:

Post your comment


Be the first to comment