Source: Russian Нelicopters, 22-Mar-13
Records set in 2012 by the second prototype of the Mi-38 helicopter have been officially registered as world records by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (International Aeronautical Federation, FAI). It was verified and officially confirmed that five world records were set in 2012 by the Mi-38 prototype. On August 26, 2012, during the 14th World Helicopter [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jul-12
It is with sadness we record the untimely death of world record holding pilot Johan Nurmi in an R22 accident in California on Monday 9th July. While the circumstances of the accident are unknown, press photos show Robinson R22 N7527Y lying on its side in a desert area some four miles east of French Valley [...]
Source: Clark School, 21-Nov-11
The FAI has certified that the Clark School’s Gamera human-powered helicopter team set world records earlier this year for flight duration and flight duration with a female pilot. The FAI certified the 4.2-second flight of May 12, 2011, and the 11.4-second flight of July 13, 2011, which supersedes the first. Gamera was designed and built by a [...]
Source: Clark School of Engineering, 28-Jul-11
On July 13, the students on the Gamera human-powered helicopter team from the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering completed their scheduled summer flight session with a new unofficial flight duration of 12.4 seconds. If verified by the National Aeronautic Association, this new time will shatter the team’s previous 4.2-second U.S. national record set [...]
Source: University of Maryland, 09-Jun-11
The National Aeronautic Association has certified that onMay 12, 2011, the human-powered helicopter Gamera, designed and built by graduate and undergraduate students of theUniversity of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and piloted by biology student Judy Wexler, achieved lift-off and hovered for 4.2 seconds, thereby establishing the U.S. national records for the duration of [...]
Source: University of Maryland, 13-May-11
HI-RES VIDEO:http://lecture.umd.edu/detsmediasite/Viewer/?peid=7ec9bc500b61490aaf49b05320e0cda61d COLLEGE PARK, Md.–A team of more than 50 students at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering has succeeded in flying their human-powered helicopter, Gamera. Pilot Judy Wexler, a 24-year-old biology graduate student at UM, pedaled furiously, taking the craft several inches into the air for about 4 seconds, setting [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-11
Mexican businessman Fernando Reina Iglesias broke the world speed record for barefoot water skiing on 2nd March, it has emerged. Towed behind an AgustaWestland AW119 in Acapulco, Reina reached 153mph, breaking the previous record of 135mph set by American skier Scott Pellaton 22 years ago. Public notary Manlio Favio Pano witnessed the event, helping the [...]
Source: Connecticut Post, 29-Jul-10
It’s not official, but a Sikorsky experimental aircraft is the fastest aircraft of its type in the world, achieving a top speed of 225 knots, or 259 mph.
Source: HeliHub.com, 25-May-10
Ukraine company Aviakon has recently been conducting some flight tests of a the Mi-8MTV fitted with the new TV3-117VMA-SBM1V engine model, in association with engine manufacturer Motor Sich. The TVZ-117VMA-SBM1V is based on turboprop engine TVZ-117VMA-SBM1 used by the Antonov AN-140 regional aircraft, and adapted for helicopter use – the “V” suffix relates to the [...]
Source: Flightglobal, 20-May-10
Sikorsky;’s X2 demonstrator has reached a record 168 knots. Meantime, it’s S76 chase helicopter has had to stand down as it can only reach 155 knots and a fixed-wing Cessna Conquest called in as that has a top end of 250 knots. Pushing the envelope!
Source: http://www.aopa.org/aircraft/articles/2010/100517helirecord.html, 19-May-10
Helicopter pilot Mark Young of Montrose, Colo., set eight world helicopter records last year that were recently ratified by the FÃ©dÃ©ration AÃ©ronautique Internationale, including speed records and a landing on Pikes Peak.
Source: World Record Helicopter Team, 20-Mar-10
The World Record Helicopter Team and the USA Academy Of Aviation have announced a “Fund Racer” helicopter world speed record attempt to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Date: April 7, 2010 (weather permitting) Pilots: Chief Pilot Johan Nurmi, Brent McNevin and Travis Reid Helicopter: Robinson R44 Clipper From: Los Angeles International Airport (rooftop helicopter [...]
Source: Aviation Week, 25-Feb-10
The Sikorsky X2’s attempt to break the world speed record for rotorcraft later this year could determine the future path of helicopter development at the Connecticut-based company.
Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Feb-10
The Heli-Expo 2010 trade show is spotlighting a range of innovations that will help keep American Eurocopter at the forefront of the U.S. rotary-wing marketplace with helicopters that are even safer and more environmentally friendly. Technologies displayed at Heli-Expo 2010 by parent company Eurocopter (stand #3128) include revolutionary main rotor blade designs that reduce noise [...]
Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Oct-09
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, congratulates pilots Scott Kasprowicz and Steve Sheik, on being named the 2009 recipients of the De la Vaulx Medal, presented by the FÃ©dÃ©ration AÃ©ronautique Internationale, during a ceremony in Korea on Thursday, October 8th.
Source: Wired, 26-Jul-09
Source: Sikorsky, 03-Jul-09
The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation X2 TECHNOLOGY(TM) demonstrator achieved another milestone with the completion of two test flights that included full engagement of the distinctive propeller for the first time. In one hour of testing conducted in two flights, the aircraft flew at speeds reaching 52 knots in one test and 42 knots with the propeller [...]
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