Rotorcraft World Records

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History of Rotorcraft World Records

List of records established by the 'YOH-6A'

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current record Sub-class : Absolute (Absolute record)
Category : Not applicable
Not applicable
Distance without landing : 3 561.55 km

Date of flight: 06/04/1966
Pilot: Robert G. FERRY (USA)
Course/place: Culver City, CA - Ormond Beach, FL (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 11655
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current record Sub-class : Absolute (Absolute record)
Category : Not applicable
Not applicable
Distance over a closed circuit without landing : 2 800.20 km

Date of flight: 26/03/1966
Pilot: Frederick Jack SCHWEIBOLD (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 11656

current record Sub-class : E-1 (Helicopters)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Distance without landing : 3 561.55 km

Date of flight: 06/04/1966
Pilot: Robert G. FERRY (USA)
Course/place: Culver City, CA - Ormond Beach, FL (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 784
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current record Sub-class : E-1 (Helicopters)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Distance over a closed circuit without landing : 2 800.20 km

Date of flight: 26/03/1966
Pilot: Frederick Jack SCHWEIBOLD (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 786

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past record Sub-class : E-1 (Helicopters)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Altitude in horizontal flight : 8 061 m

Date of flight: 27/03/1966
Pilot: Jack L. ZIMMERMAN (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 9920
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past record Sub-class : E-1 (Helicopters)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 4 min1.5 sec

Date of flight: 27/03/1966
Pilot: Jack L. ZIMMERMAN (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 9922
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current record Sub-class : E-1b (Helicopters: take off weight 500 to 1000 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Speed over a straight 3 km course at restricted altitude : 274.73 km/h

Date of flight: 24/03/1966
Pilot: Richard T. HEARD (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 755

current record Sub-class : E-1b (Helicopters: take off weight 500 to 1000 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Speed over a straight 15/25 km course : 276.51 km/h

Date of flight: 24/03/1966
Pilot: Richard T. HEARD (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 756
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current record Sub-class : E-1b (Helicopters: take off weight 500 to 1000 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km without payload : 259.47 km/h

Date of flight: 13/03/1966
Pilot: A. L. DARLING (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 757

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current record Sub-class : E-1b (Helicopters: take off weight 500 to 1000 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km without payload : 254.59 km/h

Date of flight: 13/03/1966
Pilot: A. L. DARLING (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 758

current record Sub-class : E-1b (Helicopters: take off weight 500 to 1000 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Speed over a closed circuit of 1 000 km without payload : 249.76 km/h

Date of flight: 13/03/1966
Pilot: A. L. DARLING (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 759

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current record Sub-class : E-1b (Helicopters: take off weight 500 to 1000 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Distance over a closed circuit without landing : 1 700.12 km

Date of flight: 20/03/1966
Pilot: Jack L. ZIMMERMAN (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A
Registered 'S/N 624213'

Database ID 762

current record Sub-class : E-1b (Helicopters: take off weight 500 to 1000 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Altitude in horizontal flight : 8 061 m

Date of flight: 27/03/1966
Pilot: Jack L. ZIMMERMAN (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 9921
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past record Sub-class : E-1b (Helicopters: take off weight 500 to 1000 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Time to climb to a height of 6 000 m : 7 min 12 sec

Date of flight: 27/03/1966
Pilot: Jack L. ZIMMERMAN (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 9923
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past record Sub-class : E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Speed over a straight 3 km course at restricted altitude : 277.47 km/h

Date of flight: 23/03/1966
Pilot: Joseph L. GUDE (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 783

current record Sub-class : E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Distance without landing : 3 561.55 km

Date of flight: 06/04/1966
Pilot: Robert G. FERRY (USA)
Course/place: Culver City, CA - Ormond Beach, FL (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 785
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current record Sub-class : E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Distance over a closed circuit without landing : 2 800.20 km

Date of flight: 26/03/1966
Pilot: Frederick Jack SCHWEIBOLD (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 787

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current record Sub-class : E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Speed over a closed circuit of 2 000 km without payload : 227.74 km/h

Date of flight: 20/03/1966
Pilot: Richard D. SZCZEPANSKI (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 770

past record Sub-class : E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 5 min 37 sec

Date of flight: 27/03/1966
Pilot: Jack L. ZIMMERMAN (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 771
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past record Sub-class : E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Altitude without payload : 5 503 m

Date of flight: 27/03/1966
Pilot: Jack L. ZIMMERMAN (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 772
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past record Sub-class : E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Speed over a straight 15/25 km course : 271.98 km/h

Date of flight: 23/03/1966
Pilot: Joseph L. GUDE (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 773
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current record Sub-class : E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Speed over a closed circuit of 1 000 km without payload : 246.38 km/h

Date of flight: 12/03/1966
Pilot: David M. KYLE (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 780

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current record Sub-class : E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km without payload : 249.85 km/h

Date of flight: 12/03/1966
Pilot: David M. KYLE (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 781

past record Sub-class : E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km without payload : 251.51 km/h

Date of flight: 12/03/1966
Pilot: David M. KYLE (USA)
Course/place: Edwards AFB, CA (USA)

Rotorcraft:
MDD-Hughes YOH-6A

Database ID 782