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Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Forty years ago on 28 July 1976 Major General Eldon W. Joersz flew into the FAI record books by setting a world air speed record that still stands today.

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40 Years Ago Today: Eldon Joersz became the fastest man in the world ....

40 Years Ago Today: Eldon Joersz became the fastest man in the world ....

On this day in history Eldon W Joersz officially became the fastest man in the world, when he flew his US Air Force Blackbird plane at an astonishing 3,529.56km/h (2,194 mph).

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12 June 1936: The FAI World Record of Louise Thaden

12 June 1936: The FAI World Record of Louise Thaden

Today we would like to commemorate a female American pioneer and a major figure in aviation who was not only a highly successful Golden Age air racer and holder of various aviation records, but also o....

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3 March 2005 : Steve Fossett, the First Man to Fly Solo Around the Wor....

3 March 2005 : Steve Fossett, the First Man to Fly Solo Around the Wor....

With whom else than Steve Fossett could we open our series of world record celebrations? From 1995 to 2007, the FAI ratified 93 of his performances, which makes him the holder of the largest number of....

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Latest FAI World Record Claims

28 September 2016 Rotorcraft : Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 6 min 36 sec Paul A Salmon (USA)
28 September 2016 Rotorcraft : Greatest mass carried to height of 2 000 m : 100.00 kg Paul A Salmon (USA)
28 September 2016 Rotorcraft : Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 9 min 43 sec Paul A Salmon (USA)
28 September 2016 Rotorcraft : Altitude with 200 kg payload : 4,115 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
28 September 2016 Rotorcraft : Altitude with 100 kg payload : 4,295 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
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Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Forty years ago on 28 July 1976 Major General Eldon W. Joersz flew into the FAI record books by setting a world air speed record that still stands today.

Read more...
40 Years Ago Today: Eldon Joersz became the fastest man in the world ....

40 Years Ago Today: Eldon Joersz became the fastest man in the world ....

On this day in history Eldon W Joersz officially became the fastest man in the world, when he flew his US Air Force Blackbird plane at an astonishing 3,529.56km/h (2,194 mph).

Read more...
12 June 1936: The FAI World Record of Louise Thaden

12 June 1936: The FAI World Record of Louise Thaden

Today we would like to commemorate a female American pioneer and a major figure in aviation who was not only a highly successful Golden Age air racer and holder of various aviation records, but also o....

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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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FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015

From 1 to 12 December, the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 celebrated air sports from around the world. 875 athletes from 55 countries competed in the biggest air sport event ever organised ! Pictu....

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