The 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.
|Sub-Class||Type of Record||Performance||Date||Claimant||Status||Id|
|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|