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History of Rotorcraft World Records
Sub-class : E-1 (Helicopters)
Category : General
Group 2 : turbine
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Highest take-off : 8 848 m
Date of flight: 14/05/2005 Pilot: Didier DELSALLE (France) Course/place: Mount Everest (Nepal)
Rotorcraft: Eurocopter AS 350 B3