12-Sep-2011 Source: World Record Helicopter Team
From: The World Record Helicopter Team & USA Academy Of Aviation Inc. French Valley Airport ( F70) Murrieta, Ca. Tel 951-551 6592- 951-600 2883.
when: In September 2011.
From Where: From Brown Airport, San Diego- to Savannah Hilton Head,
GA, and back. Departure Time will be 6 o’clock AM.
What is the current record and who has it: 56 hours and 24 minutes, fueling and rest stops included! The World Record Helicopter Team has the old World Record, set last year!
How does it work: The clock starts at departure and stops as we land.
Who are the pilots: Jerry Peck- Travis Reid- Mig Krishnan & Chief Pilot Johan Nurmi.
What helicopter will be used: Robinson R44 Raven II.
Course of flight: California-Arizona-New Mexico- Texas- Louisiana-Mississippi- Alabama & Georgia and back. Approx 3676 nautical miles. The flight we do is approximately one fifth of the distance around the world.
Previous Records: 6 US Coast to Coast and Return Records, & 4 Coast to Coast and Return World Records. We have Raced since 2003. Undefeated!
Controlling Agency: National Aeronautic Association & Federation Aeronautique Internationale. Contact Person is Mr. Art. W. Greenfield.
What is the purpose for the race: To fly the R44 faster than previous year. To improve our Team-work. To increase and educate peoples understanding of helicopters and how they can save lives, and raise money for Charity