Congratulations to the
Most Memorable Aviation Records
of 2013 Recipients
DISTANCE: 8,114.9 miles
Record for airplanes (piston engine, weighing 3,858 < 6,614 lbs)
DURATION: 18 hours, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
Record for model aircraft (radio-controlled airplane with electric motor)
Andre Mellin, David Brown, and Joseph Mekina
SPEED AROUND THE WORLD, WESTBOUND: 568.48 mph
Record for airplanes (jet engine, weighing 77,162 < 99,208 lbs)
Thomas Horne and his crew:
Harold Ball, John McGrath, Ross Oetjen, and Eric Parker
ALTITUDE: 42,568 feet
Record for airplanes (piston engine, weighing 6,614 < 13,228 lbs)
TIME TO CLIMB TO 3,000 METERS: 5 minutes 32 seconds
Record for airplanes (electric motor, weighing 1,102 < 2,205 lbs)
SKYDIVING HEAD-DOWN FORMATION: 63 parachutists
Record for parachuting (vertical formation, female)
63 women skydivers
DISTANCE ALONG A COURSE, FREE FLIGHT: 936.1 miles
Record for solar powered airplanes
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