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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.

Ten Years Ago Today: Steve Fossett set a gliding world record by flying to above 15,000m

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 while flying in mountain wave above the Andes in Argentina.

First Women's Records

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Read the fascinating story of the first women to break records.

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World and Continental records

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Since the beginning of aviation, pilots have always tried to surpass themselves, to fly further, faster and higher. A pilot often needed great determination and courage just to take-off, let alone to put his aircraft through its full paces and try to push back the frontiers of the possible. Even today, adventurers such as Solar Impulse pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, Troy Badley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev who completed the crossing of the Pacific Ocean on a gas balloon, often still venture into uncharted territory.

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