General Aviation World Records

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History of General Aviation World Records

List of records established by the 'Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird"'

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additional documents available past record Sub-class : C-1 (Landplanes)
Group 3 : turbo-jet
Speed over a straight 15/25 km course : 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 8865
Links to other records set by Eldon W. JOERSZ
Links to other records set for Speed over a straight 15/25 km course in [C-1 | Group 3 : turbo-jet]


past record Sub-class : C-1 (Landplanes)
Group 3 : turbo-jet
Speed over a closed circuit of 1 000 km without payload : 3 367.22 km/h

Date of flight: 27/07/1976
Pilot: Adolphus BLEDSOE (USA)
Course/place: Beale Air Force Base, CA (USA)

Aircraft:
Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird"
Registered '17958'

Database ID 3928


past record Sub-class : C-1 (Landplanes)
Group 3 : turbo-jet
Speed over a closed circuit of 1 000 km with 1 000 kg payload : 3 367.22 km/h

Date of flight: 27/07/1976
Pilot: Adolphus BLEDSOE (USA)
Course/place: Beale Air Force Base, CA (USA)

Aircraft:
Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird"
Registered '17958'

Database ID 3929


additional documents available current record Sub-class : C-Absolute (Absolute Record of classes C, H and M)
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
Links to other records set by Eldon W. JOERSZ
Links to other records set for Speed in [C-Absolute | Not applicable]


past record Sub-class : C-Absolute (Absolute Record of classes C, H and M)
Altitude : 25 929 m

Date of flight: 28/07/1976
Pilot: Robert C. HELT (USA)
Course/place: Beale Air Force Base, CA (USA)

Aircraft:
Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird"
Registered 'USAF'

Database ID 3496
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Links to other records set for Altitude in [C-Absolute | Not applicable]


past record Sub-class : C-Absolute (Absolute Record of classes C, H and M)
Speed : 3 367.22 km/h

Date of flight: 27/07/1976
Pilot: Adolphus BLEDSOE (USA)
Course/place: Beale Air Force Base, CA (USA)

Aircraft:
Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird"
Registered '17958'

Database ID 3930
Links to other records set by Adolphus BLEDSOE
Links to other records set for Speed in [C-Absolute | Not applicable]