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Ananov breaks 52-year-old rotorcraft world records

Ananov-records-2013The FAI has recently ratified two rotocraft world records claimed by Sergey Ananov from Russia.

On 22 February 2013, Ananov made a "Distance without landing" flight in a Robinson R22 Beta Helicopter of 1232 km (previous record: 1176.79) from Moscow to Ufa (Russia) and a "Distance over a closed circuit" flight of 1062 km (previous record: 1016.20 km) in Moscow, thus breaking the long held records set by American pilot L. W. Hartwig over five decades ago, more precisely in 1961 !

Ananov is already the record holder of the "Speed over a recognised course" with 34.6 km/h in 2008, and has sent to the FAI two preliminary world record claims for "Highest take-off" and "Altitude with 100 kg payload" for flights achieved in March 2013.

The FAI wishes to congratulate Sergey Ananov for his world records.

Sergey Ananov's world record history

Sub-ClassType of RecordPerformanceDateClaimantStatusId
E-1a Highest take-off 4028 m 2013-03-22 Sergey Ananov (RUS) preliminary record claim received 16766
E-1b Distance without landing 1232 km 2013-02-22 Sergey Ananov (RUS) ratified - current record 16744
E-1b Distance over a closed circuit without landing 1062 km 2013-02-02 Sergey Ananov (RUS) ratified - current record 16737
E-1b Speed over a recognised course 34.6 km/h 2008-08-04 Sergey Ananov (RUS) ratified - current record 15110
E-1b Altitude with 100 kg payload 4029 m 2013-03-22 Sergey Ananov (RUS) preliminary record claim received 16767