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Class E (Rotorcraft) record claims ratified

Claim number 7928 :
Sub-class E-3a (Autogyros : take-off weight less than 500 kg)
Group 1 : piston engine
General Category
Type of record : Speed over a recognised course
Course/location : Kitty Hawk, NC (USA) - San Diego, CA (USA)
Performance : 16.45 km/h
Pilot : Andrew C. KEECH (USA)
Autogyro : Little Wing LW-5 (1 x Rotax 914, 115 bhp)
Date : 13.10.2003
Previous record : new


Claim number 7945 :
Sub-class E-3a (Autogyros : take-off weight less than 500 kg)
Group 1 : piston engine
General Category
Type of record : Speed over a recognised course
Course/location : San Diego, CA (USA) - Kitty Hawk, NC (USA)
Performance : 31.89 km/h
Pilot : Andrew C. KEECH (USA)
Autogyro : Little Wing LW-5 (1 x Rotax 914, 115 bhp)
Date : 22.10.2003
Previous record : new

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Austrian National Championships 2004

Please note that the dates of the Austrian Open National Helicopter Championships 2004 have been changed to: 2 August – 7 August 2004. The contest will be held at the site of the last World Championship, the military air base of AIGEN IM ENNSTAL.

National Championship dates published

A number of Countries have announced the dates for their National Championships including Austria in Aigen from 21st to 26th June and the German National Championships scheduled for 2nd to 5th September in Zweibrücken, Germany. Competing in any of the National events is a great opportunity to practice for the next World Championships scheduled for August 2005 in Great Britain. Please contact Wolf Taser if you’re interested in competing in the Austrian championships and Konrad Geissler regarding the German championships.

FAI has ratified the following Class E (Rotorcraft) records :

Claim number : 7639
Sub-class E-3a (Autogyros : take-off weight less than 500 kg)
Group 1 : piston engine
General Category
Type of record : Distance without landing
Course/location : Culdrose (UK) - Wick (UK)
Performance : 941.25 km
Pilot : Barry JONES (UK)
Autogyro : Magni M16 (1 x Rotax 921 ULS, 100 bhp)
Date : 24.02.2003
Previous record : 874.32 km (28.09.1975 - Kenneth H. WALLIS, UK)


Claim number 7947 :
Sub-class E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg)
Group 1 : piston engine
General Category
Type of record : Speed over a recognised course
Course/location : Sydney, NSW (Australia) - Perth, WA (Australia)
Performance : 111.48 km/h
Pilot : Claude MEUNIER (Australia)
Helicopter : Robinson R44 Astro (1 x Lycoming O-540-F1B5, 210 hp)
Date : 24.10.2003
Previous record : 89.04 km/h (23.04.1994 - Eric Howard WHEATLEY, Australia)

2003 CIG Meeting

The 2003 meeting of the FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) took place in Lausanne on 27-28 March. The agenda and minutes for the meeting as well as the rotorcraft proposals for participation in the World Air Games 2005 are available for downloading on the meetings page.

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