28 May 2013

Ananov breaks 52-year-old rotorcraft world records

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.