General Aviation World Records

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Current Absolute General Aviation World Records

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Altitude : 37 650 m

Date of flight: 31/08/1977
Pilot: Alexandr FEDOTOV (USSR)
Course/place: Podmoskovnoe (Russia)

Aircraft:
Mikoyan/Gurevitch E-266M

Database ID 2825
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additional documents available Distance : 41 467.53 km

Date of flight: 11/02/2006
Pilot: Steve FOSSETT (USA)
Course/place: Titusville, FL (USA) - Shannon (Ireland)

Aircraft:
Scaled Composites M311 (1 Williams FJ44, 2300 lbs)
Registered 'N277SF'

Database ID 13081
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additional documents available Speed : 3 529.56 km/h

Date of flight: 28/07/1976
Pilot: Eldon W. JOERSZ (USA)
Course/place: Beale Air Force Base, CA (USA)

Aircraft:
Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird"

Database ID 8879
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