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Sundance Helicopters plans to break World Record

Sundance Helicopters plans to break World Record

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, plans to break the Guinness World Record® for most helicopter weddings in the air on July 7, 2017. The Lucky in Love Wedding Experience will be held simultaneously inside 12 state-of-the-art helicopters while flying 800 feet over the Las Vegas Strip…. Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 29-May-17

The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 have set an absolute record

The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 have set an absolute record

The anniversary 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia gathered a record exhibition – 237 companies from 21 countries will participate in the expo, 22 helicopters, 2 gyroplanes and 15 UAVs to be displayed, the business program includes 60 events. Venue of the event is 12.4 thousand square meters. All of these sets an absolute record… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 29-May-17

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Heli-Expo 2017 ready to set new records

Heli-Expo 2017 ready to set new records

It’s official! HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 will be the largest ever produced. The trade show, held this year in Dallas, Texas, March 6–9, with exhibits open March 7–9, celebrates the commercial and civil helicopter industry with participants from around the world. “The marketing people in Dallas like to proclaim ‘Big Things Happen Here’,” says Ed DiCampli,… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 08-Feb-17

AW609 claims 1000km record of 2 hours 18 minutes

AW609 claims 1000km record of 2 hours 18 minutes

The Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor set a speed record on a 1000 km ‘point-to-point’ journey. The aircraft, with its unique combination of the turboprop airplane’s speed and helicopter’s take-off and landing capabilities, flew from its Yeovil facility in southwest England to its Cascina Costa facility near Milan, Italy, a distance of 1161 km (721 miles /… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Sep-15

Russian pilot currently attempting R22 solo circumnavigation

Russian pilot currently attempting R22 solo circumnavigation

On Saturday 13th June, Russian helicopter pilot Sergey Ananov started his Round the Globe Solo flight, aiming to be the first person to complete a circumnavigation in a helicopter of under 1,000kg MTOW. Taking off from Moscow, the planned round goes eastbound through Siberia to Alaska, then south down the west coast of Canada and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jun-15

Helicopter world speed record holder Trevor Egginton dies

Helicopter world speed record holder Trevor Egginton dies

The man who broke the world speed record for flying a helicopter has died aged 81. See Full Story

Source: Western Gazette, 08-Dec-14

Eurocopter EC175 sets two time-to-climb records

Eurocopter EC175 sets two time-to-climb records

Eurocopter’s EC175 – which opens new standards for the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market segment – has achieved two time-to-climb records, further validating its performance as the rotorcraft’s flight manual is submitted to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as part of the certification process. These milestones have occurred as Eurocopter targets EASA certification in early… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 18-Nov-13

Why is the X3’s speed an unofficial record?

Why is the X3’s speed an unofficial record?

Here in the HeliHub.com office, we’ve been wondering how Eurocopter have decided that the X3 speed is an “unofficial speed record”. What are they measuring it against? Who have they beaten? What makes it a record? The Eurocopter X3 is a hybrid aircraft which has vertical lift and hover capability, but features two massive tractor… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jun-13

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Turbomeca claims share of Eurocopter X3 speed record

Turbomeca claims share of Eurocopter X3 speed record

Following the Eurocopter publication, the Rolls-Royce Turbomeca joint-venture is pleased to announce that the RTM322 engine has contributed to aviation history in achieving a speed record of 255 knots during level flight, on the Eurocopter twin-engine X3 hybrid helicopter. The RTM322, a state-of-the-art design & architecture engine family combines power and growth potential. The RTM322 01/9a variant powering the… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 13-Jun-13

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R66 lands at North Pole

R66 lands at North Pole

Russian Robinson distributor Aviamarket has landed a Robinson R66 on the North Pole for the first time. In an expedition between 2nd and 14th April, the company’s chief pilot Dmitry Rakitsky flew with Michael Farih to make the record breaking flight for a number of reasons. While the key target was the geographical achievement, the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-May-13

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Portuguese AW101 sets new SAR distance record

Portuguese AW101 sets new SAR distance record

[Electronic Translation from Norwegian]  A Portuguese AW101 helicopter has set a new record. It saved a man at a distance of 360 nautical mil, which is 670 km. In February this year capsized the Portuguese sailor Javier Sanso when he participated in the Vendee Globe solo race. This happened about the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Apr-13

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UTair celebrates 30 Years of Records set by female Mi-26 crew

UTair celebrates 30 Years of Records set by female Mi-26 crew

December 4 marks the 30 year anniversary of the first all female helicopter crew at Tyumen Civil Aviation, the original airline from which UTair Aviation was born. UTair takes special pride in celebrating this special date in its history and the history of the domestic helicopter industry. The all woman crew, headed by well-known pilot… Read more »

Source: UTair, 06-Dec-12

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Mi-38 sets altitude record in 10-20 tonne class

Mi-38 sets altitude record in 10-20 tonne class

Russian Helicopters, part of Russian state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, is proud to announce that a Mi-38 set a new world altitude record on the final day of the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship. The Mi-38, one of the latest Russian models designed for cargo and passenger… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Aug-12

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Clark School Team unofficially satisfies two Sikorsky Prize requirements

Clark School Team unofficially satisfies two Sikorsky Prize requirements

Flight Reached Height of Two Feet Towards 10-Foot Requirement Students on the Gamera human-powered helicopter team at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering have unofficially satisfied two of the three American Helicopter Society Sikorsky Prize competition requirements with a flight that unofficially lasted 65 seconds, stayed within a 10 square meter… Read more »

Source: A. James Clark School of Engineering, 29-Aug-12

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NAA confirms Gamera II’s new US human-powered flight duration record

NAA confirms Gamera II’s new US human-powered flight duration record

The National Aeronautic Association has certified the June 21, 2012, flight of Gamera II at 49.9 seconds, a new national record for human-powered helicopter flight duration, and submitted flight information to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale for approval as a world record. Gamera II was designed, built and piloted by students at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of… Read more »

Source: James Clark School, 14-Aug-12

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RAF helicopter instructor gains World Record

RAF helicopter instructor gains World Record

A helicopter Instructor with No 660 Squadron on the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury has gained an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. On 27 March 2011, at the Yeovil Half Marathon, Lieutenant Jim Fraser RN broke a Guinness World Recordâ„¢ by running a half marathon whilst wearing a respirator. He… Read more »

Source: Royal Air Force, 04-Nov-11

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New US Coast-to-Coast speed record attempt

New US Coast-to-Coast speed record attempt

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… Read more »

Source: World Record Helicopter Team, 12-Sep-11

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Temsco AS350B3 rescue at 19,500 feet ties McKinley record

Temsco AS350B3 rescue at 19,500 feet ties McKinley record

Andy Hermansky flew his Eurocopter AS-350 B3 helicopter to one of the highest-ever rescues in North America on Mount McKinley

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 16-May-11

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Northrop Grumman Fire Scout hits new single-day endurance record

Northrop Grumman Fire Scout hits new single-day endurance record

The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-built MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle marked a new single-day flight record of 18 hours. U.S. Navy operators achieved the record using a single aircraft in a series of endurance flights Feb. 25 from the USS Halyburton (FFG 40). Fire Scout is providing intelligence, surveillance and… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 15-Apr-11

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Florida girl age 14 breaks flying record

Florida girl age 14 breaks flying record

Gabrielle Gress is a regular teenage girl. She likes to sing. She plays basketball and she’s a varsity cheerleader at her high school in Florida. She’s also the youngest person ever to pilot two planes and a helicopter on the same day

Source: Caledon Enterprise, 18-Sep-10

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