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Sergey Anoanov to attempt world record attempt at Helitech International 2017

Sergey Anoanov to attempt world record attempt at Helitech International 2017

Unperturbed from surviving a forced landing in the Artic during his first attempt, this summer Sergey Anoanov will once again try and become the first pilot to circumnavigate the globe in a helicopter weighing less than one tonne. In October he will share his, hopefully successful, story at the Helitech International event in London. Five-time… Read more »

Source: Helitech International, 04-May-17

Team Gamera Sets New Record for Human Powered Helicopter Flight Duration

Team Gamera Sets New Record for Human Powered Helicopter Flight Duration

University of Maryland students from Team Gamera have unofficially set a world record of 97 seconds for the duration of a human powered helicopter flight. The announcement came at an event on Saturday, October 26 celebrating the team’s accomplishments, which was attended by senior officials from the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, United Technologies Corporation, the American Helicopter Society (AHS)… Read more »

Source: Team Gamera, 01-Nov-13

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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

Mi-38’s World Records Officially Registered by FAI

Mi-38’s World Records Officially Registered by FAI

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… Read more »

Source: Russian Нelicopters, 22-Mar-13

California R22 crash kills record-holder pilot Johan Nurmi

California R22 crash kills record-holder pilot Johan Nurmi

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… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jul-12

FAI recognise human-powered helicopter’s 11.4-second flight

FAI recognise human-powered helicopter’s 11.4-second flight

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… Read more »

Source: Clark School, 21-Nov-11

Gamera Human-Powered helicopter team achieves new 12.4 sec unofficial flight duration

Gamera Human-Powered helicopter team achieves new 12.4 sec unofficial flight duration

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… Read more »

Source: Clark School of Engineering, 28-Jul-11

Clark School’s human-powered helicopter flight wins national recognition

Clark School’s human-powered helicopter flight wins national recognition

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… Read more »

Source: University of Maryland, 09-Jun-11

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University of Maryland achieves World Record with human-powered helicopter

University of Maryland achieves World Record with human-powered helicopter

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… Read more »

Source: University of Maryland, 13-May-11

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Barefoot waterski speed record broken – behind an AW119

Barefoot waterski speed record broken – behind an AW119

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… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-11

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Sikorsky’s X2 speeds to 259mph, but is it a helicopter?

Sikorsky’s X2 speeds to 259mph, but is it a helicopter?

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: Connecticut Post, 29-Jul-10

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Re-engined Mi-8MTV claims new time-to-climb record

Re-engined Mi-8MTV claims new time-to-climb record

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… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-May-10

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Sikorsky X2 reaches record 168 knots

Sikorsky X2 reaches record 168 knots

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: Flightglobal, 20-May-10

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FAI confirms eight records for R44 pilot

FAI confirms eight records for R44 pilot

Helicopter pilot Mark Young of Montrose, Colo., set eight world helicopter records last year that were recently ratified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, including speed records and a landing on Pikes Peak.

Source: http://www.aopa.org/aircraft/articles/2010/100517helirecord.html, 19-May-10

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Helicopter world speed record attempt aims to raise $1 Million

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… Read more »

Source: World Record Helicopter Team, 20-Mar-10

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Sikorsky X2 Aims for World Speed Record

Sikorsky X2 Aims for World Speed Record

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: Aviation Week, 25-Feb-10

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Eurocopter – Applying innovation for increased flight safety and more eco-friendly helicopters

Eurocopter – Applying innovation for increased flight safety and more eco-friendly helicopters

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… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Feb-10

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AgustaWestland Congratulates 2009 De la Vaulx Medal Recipients

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 Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, during a ceremony in Korea on Thursday, October 8th.

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Oct-09

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Sikorsky Takes Baby Step Toward Record Speed

Source: Wired, 26-Jul-09

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Sikorsky X2 Propelled to Another Milestone en Route to Helicopter Speed Record

Sikorsky X2 Propelled to Another Milestone en Route to Helicopter Speed Record

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… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Jul-09

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Youngest to solo airplane and helicopters on same day-world record set

Source: World Records Academy, 29-May-09

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Pilot awaits ratification of speed record in R44 from San Deigo to Savannah and back

Source: Valley News, 02-May-09

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R44 pilot departs San Diego in pursuit of world record

Source: Union-Tribune, 21-Apr-09

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83-year old applies to Guinness World Records as world’s oldest solo helicopter pilot

Source: Chester Chronicle, 17-Apr-09

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VHA Gala Celebrates “Around the World” Flight

Source: Vertical, 09-Apr-09

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Virginia Helicopter Association to host commemorative banquet for World Record breakers

Source: RotorNews, 24-Feb-09

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