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Ten Years Ago Today: Steve Fossett set a gliding world record by flyin....

Ten Years Ago Today: Steve Fossett set a gliding world record by flyin....

Ten years ago today famous aviator Steve Fossett set a gliding world record that still stands today. Flying with former NASA test pilot Einar Enevoldson the pair hit an absolute altitude of 15,460m ....

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11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

11 August 1986: A modified factory demonstration Westland Lynx AH.1 Helicopter piloted by Chief Test Pilot John Trevor Egginton set an FAI Absolute Record for Speed for helicopters over a straight 15 ....

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22 September 1936: The FAI World Record of Maurice Claisse

22 September 1936: The FAI World Record of Maurice Claisse

The Bréguet Dorand aircraft was an experimental helicopter which was built in the Gyroplane Laboratoire in France.

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Olympic ski jumper swaps skis for helicopter skids

Olympic ski jumper swaps skis for helicopter skids

Helicopter pilot Thomas Morgenstern has finished in bronze medal position in the FAI World Air Games Parallel Slalom and Fender competition here in Dubai. The final to decide the gold and silver medal....

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British air sports legend helicopters in

British air sports legend helicopters in

Even among the large crowds at the FAI World Air Games, it's hard to miss Quentin Smith. The flamboyant British helicopter pilot wears a Union Jack jacket, and has been flying, he says, since the age ....

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Latest FAI World Record Claims

30 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Greatest mass carried to height of 2 000 m : 86 kg Paul A Salmon (USA)
30 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 22 min 35 sec Paul A Salmon (USA)
30 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Altitude with 200 kg payload : 2'755,00 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
30 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Greatest mass carried to height of 2 000 m : 145,00 kg Paul A Salmon (USA)
12 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Altitude with 95 kg payload : 4'764 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
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22 September 1936: The FAI World Record of Maurice Claisse

22 September 1936: The FAI World Record of Maurice Claisse

The Bréguet Dorand aircraft was an experimental helicopter which was built in the Gyroplane Laboratoire in France.

Read more...
Ten Years Ago Today: Steve Fossett set a gliding world record by flyin....

Ten Years Ago Today: Steve Fossett set a gliding world record by flyin....

Ten years ago today famous aviator Steve Fossett set a gliding world record that still stands today. Flying with former NASA test pilot Einar Enevoldson the pair hit an absolute altitude of 15,460m ....

Read more...
11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

11 August 1986: A modified factory demonstration Westland Lynx AH.1 Helicopter piloted by Chief Test Pilot John Trevor Egginton set an FAI Absolute Record for Speed for helicopters over a straight 15 ....

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Peter Sturz

Peter Sturz

After some years of needing nursing care, long-term DHC member Peter Sturz passed away in Emden (pictured left with his co-pilot Seifert at the World Helicopter Championship in 1971). His passing was ....

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2015 FAI Annual Report released

2015 FAI Annual Report released

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More compact than the previous editions, it includes the competitions, records, awards, our sponsor Breit....

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