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4 August 1985: Larry Tudor, the “Part Bird”, who Flew a Record of a 4’343 Meters Gain in Altitude with a Hang Glider

Today marks the 30th anniversary of an FAI Word Record made by an American pilot described as both “Part Bird” and “Skygod” and who is perhaps one of the finest Hang Glider pilot for tandem or solo flights: Larry Tudor. A fidgety Californian, he has been pushing the edges of how far hang gliders c...

Solar Impulse to Continue its Round-The-World Mission in April 2016 Due to Damage to the Aircraft

The Solar Impulse team has today announced that irreversible damage to the batteries of the experimental aircraft will not allow pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard to complete the circumnavigation of the globe this year. The next flight is not planned before April 2016.

First Women's Records

Helen Boucher - France2
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 non-stop round-the-world balloonists Bertrand Piccard or Steve Fossett often still venture into uncharted territory.

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