22 Sep 2016

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.

Already after a short time the first records were set: One of them celebrates its 80 years anniversary today, when test pilot Maurice Claisse flew 158m and set an FAI World Record in Altitude for Rotorcraft on 22 September 1936.

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More pictures here.