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Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones

 

Piccard and Jones celebrate

In March 1999, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones achieve the first round-the-world flight in a balloon, aboard the Breitling Orbiter III, from March 1 to March 21 1999.

Sub-ClassType of RecordPerformanceDateClaimantStatusId
AM-15 Altitude 11 737 m 1999-03-20 Piccard (SUI) ratified - superseded since approved 5963
AM-15 Distance 40 814 km 1999-03-21 Piccard (SUI) ratified - current record 5957
AM-15 Duration 477 h. 47 min. 1999-03-21 Piccard (SUI) ratified - current record 5958
AM-15 Shortest time around the world 370 h. 24 min. 1999-03-20 Piccard (SUI) ratified - superseded since approved 5959
A-Absolute Distance 40 814 km 1999-03-21 Piccard (SUI) ratified - current record 5960
A-Absolute Duration 477 h. 47 min. 1999-03-21 Piccard (SUI) ratified - current record 5961
A-Absolute Shortest time around the world 370 h. 24 min. 1999-03-20 Piccard (SUI) ratified - superseded since approved 5962
C-1 Speed around the world. Eastbound 53.76 km/h 1959-09-20 Gluckmann (USA) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code 1999

Maryse Bastié

 

Maryse Bastie

Maryse Bastié, France, is the first holder of an FAI women's record.

Sub-ClassType of RecordPerformanceDateClaimantStatusId
C Duration 26 h 47 mn 30 sec 1929-07-28 Bastie (FRA) ratified - superseded since approved 10446
FAI Record File Num #10446
Status: ratified - superseded since approved
Region: World
Class: C (Powered Aeroplanes)
Category: Feminine
Group: Not applicable
Type of record: Duration
Performance: 26 h 47 mn 30 sec
Date: 1929-07-28
Course/Location: Le Bourget (France)
Claimant Maryse Bastie (FRA)
Aeroplane: Caudron C-109
Engine: 1 Salmson AD9
Images:
Maryse Bastié Caudron C-109

Pateras Pescara

 

Pateras Pescara Record

First rotorcraft record logged by the FAI: on April 18 1924, in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris, the Marquis de Perscara, on board a twin-rotor craft of his own invention equipped with a Hispano-Suiza engien, covered a distance of 736 meters in a straight line.

Sub-ClassType of RecordPerformanceDateClaimantStatusId
E former G Straight distance 736 m 1924-04-18 Pescara (FRA) ratified - superseded since approved 13094
FAI Record File Num #13094
Status: ratified - superseded since approved
Region: World
Class: E (Rotorcraft)
Category: General
Group: 1 : piston engine
Type of record: Straight distance
Performance: 736 m
Date: 1924-04-18
Course/Location: Issy les Moulineaux (France)
Claimant Pateras Pescara (FRA)
Rotorcraft: Pescara Pescara 2F
Engine: 1 Hispano-Suiza 8 Ac
Images:
Pescara
Documents:

Ramón Morillas Salmeron

 

salmeron record

Ramón Morillas Salmeron flew 1105 km from Jerez, Cadiz (Spain) to Lanzarote, Canaries (Spain) with an Advance Omega 7 paraglider.

Sub-ClassType of RecordPerformanceDateClaimantStatusId
RPF1Tm Distance in a straight line without landing 1 105.0 km 2007-04-23 Morillas Salmeron (ESP) ratified - current record 14613
FAI Record File Num #14613
Status: ratified - current record
Region: World
Class: R (Microlights)
Category: Not applicable
Group: Not applicable
Type of record: Distance in a straight line without landing
Performance: 1 105.0 km
Date: 2007-04-23
Course/Location: Jerez, Cadix (Spain) - Lanzarote, Canaries (Spain)
Claimant Ramón Morillas Salmeron (ESP)
Microlight: Advance Omega 7
Engine(s): PAP ROS 1450
Images:
Back to earth !
Documents:
Volkslogger Garmin MLR

Yuri Gagarine

 

Pilot-cosmonaut Y. A. Gagarin in his flight suit

On April 12, 1961, Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth in Vostok 1 (Vostok 3KA-3) on a flight lasting 108 minutes and became the first human being to leave the confines of the Earth's atmosphere.

Sub-ClassType of RecordPerformanceDateClaimantStatusId
K-2 Duration 1 h 48 min 1961-04-12 Gagarine (URS) ratified - superseded since approved 9326
K-2 Altitude in elliptical orbit 327 km 1961-04-12 Gagarine (URS) ratified - current record 9327
K-2 Greatest mass lifted to altitude 4 725 kg 1961-04-12 Gagarine (URS) ratified - superseded since approved 932