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These are the records set for going the highest in the atmosphere from the age of ballooning onward. Some records are certified by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. Balloons are often used or given on special occasions, like cards or flowers. ... Fédération Aéronautique Internationale The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) is a standard setting and record-keeping body for aeronautics and astronautics. ...

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Aircraft

Year Date Altitude Person Aircraft Power Notes
imperial metric
1903 December 17, 1903 3¼ ft m Wilbur Wright Wright Flyer propeller Record uncertified. The Wrights made several more flights, with increasing altitude, in 1904 and 1905, none of which was witnessed by an official body.
1906 October 23, 1906 10 ft 3 m Alberto Santos-Dumont 14-bis propeller First officially witnessed and certified flight.
1906 November 12, 1906 13 ft 4 m Alberto Santos-Dumont 14-bis propeller
1908 December 18, 1908 360 ft 110 m Wilbur Wright Biplane propeller at Auovors
1909 July 1909 492 ft 150 m Louis Paulhan Farman propeller Douai Air Show
1909 3,018 ft 920 m Louis Paulhan Farman propeller Lyon
1910 January 9, 1910 4,164 ft 1,269 m Louis Paulhan Farman propeller Los Angeles air meet [1]
1910 June 17, 1910 4,603 ft 1,403 m Walter Brookins Wright biplane propeller Washington Post; June 18, 1910; Indianapolis, Indiana, June 17, 1910. Walter Brookins, in a Wright biplane, broke the world's aeroplane record for altitude today, when he soared to a height of 4,603 feet (1,403 m), according to the measurement of the altimeter. His motor stopped as he was descending, and he made a glide of 2 miles (3.2 km), landing easily in a wheat field.
1910 October 30, 1910 8,471 ft 2,582 m Ralph Johnstone Wright biplane propeller International Aviation Tournament was at the Belmont Park race track in Elmont, New York [2]
1932 16 September 43,976 ft 13,407 m Cyril Unwins Vickers Vespa propeller
1936 28 September 49,967 ft 15,230 m Sqn Ldr Francis Ronald Swain Bristol Type 138 propeller
1938 30 June 53,937 ft 16,440 m M J Adam Bristol Type 138 propeller
24 years of records go here.
1962 17 July 1962 59.6 mi 95.9 km Robert Michael White X-15 rocket plane
1963 19 July 1963 65.8 mi 105.9 km Joseph Albert Walker X-15 rocket plane
1963 22 August 1963 66.9 mi 107.7 km Joseph Albert Walker X-15 rocket plane
2004 4 October 2004 69.6 mi 112.0 km Brian Binnie SpaceShipOne rocket plane

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Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 - May 30, 1912), the elder of the Wright brothers, seen as one of the fathers of heavier-than-air flight. ... Louis Paulhan (born 1883 Pézenas, died 1963 Saint-Jean-de-Luz), French pilot who in 1910 flew the Le Canard, the worlds first seaplane designed by Henri Fabre. ... Farman Aviation Works was an aeroneutic enterprise founded and run by the brothers Henry and Maurice Farman. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Walter Richard Brookins (1888-1953) Walter Richard Brookins (1888-1953) in 1910 From left to right are: Frank T. Coffyn; A. Roy Knabenshue; and Walter Brookins in Atlantic City in 1910 Walter Richard Brookins (July 11, 1889 – April 29, 1953), was the first pilot trained by the Wright brothers. ... Wright Flyer, Dec. ... ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Ralph Johnstone (1886-1910) Ralph Johnstone (1886 – November 17, 1910) was a pioneering early aviator who died in a crash. ... Wright Flyer, Dec. ... Belmont Park is a major thoroughbred horse-racing facility located in the hamlet of Elmont, New York in Nassau County on Long Island (just outside of New York City). ... Elmont is a hamlet (and census-designated place) as well as suburb of New York City in Long Island, Nassau County, New York, in the Town of Hempstead. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major-General Robert Michael White (born 1924) was a military aircraft test pilot and United States Air Force commander, who broke a number of records with the North American X-15 experimental aircraft during the 1960s, and was responsible for the design and development of several modern military aircraft. ... The North American X-15 rocket plane was part of the USAF/NASA/USN X-series of experimental aircraft, including also the Bell X-1. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Joseph Albert Joe Walker (20 February 1921 - 8 June 1966) was an American test pilot and a USAF astronaut. ... The North American X-15 rocket plane was part of the USAF/NASA/USN X-series of experimental aircraft, including also the Bell X-1. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Joseph Albert Joe Walker (20 February 1921 - 8 June 1966) was an American test pilot and a USAF astronaut. ... The North American X-15 rocket plane was part of the USAF/NASA/USN X-series of experimental aircraft, including also the Bell X-1. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... SpaceShipOne test pilot Brian Binnie Brian Binnie is one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne, the experimental spaceplane developed by Scaled Composites. ... Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne SpaceShipOnes patch The Scaled Composites Model 316 SpaceShipOne is an experimental air-launched suborbital spaceplane that uses a hybrid rocket motor. ...

Piston-driven propeller aeroplane

The highest altitude obtained in a piston-driven propeller aeroplane (without a payload) was 17,083 m (56,047 ft) on October 22, 1938 by Mario Pezzi at Montecelio, Italy in a Caproni 161 driven by a Piaggio XI R.C. engine. is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The highest altitude for horizontal flight without a payload is 14,301 m (46,919 ft) set on November 15, 2003 by Bruce Bohannan flying his Bohannon B-1 driven by a Mattituck/Lycoming IO-540 (350 hp) engine over Angleton, Texas. is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A six-cylinder, horizontally opposed direct drive engine of 540 cubic inch displacement. ...


Jet plane

The highest altitude obtained by a manned air-breathing jet propelled aircraft following an uncontrolled ballistic trajectory is 37,650 m (123,524 ft) set by Alexandr Fedotov, in a Mikoyan Gurevitch E-266M (MiG-25M), on 31 August 1977. MiG 25 Foxbat The MiG-25 (NATO reporting name Foxbat) is a high-speed interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft produced by the Soviet Unions Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


The highest altitude obtained by a manned air-breathing jet propelled aircraft in controlled horizontal flight is 25,929 m (85,069 ft) set by Robert C. Helt and Larry A. Elliott, in a Lockheed SR-71, on 27th/28 July 1976. The Lockheed SR-71, unofficially known as the Blackbird, is a long-range, advanced, strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Lockheed A-12 and YF-12A aircraft by Lockheeds Skunk works, which was also responsible for the U-2 and many other advanced aircraft. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Rocket plane

The highest altitude obtained by a manned aeroplane (launched from another aircraft) is 111,996 m (367,441 ft) by Brian Binnie in the Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne (powered by a Scaled Composite SD-010 engine with 18,000 lb of thrust) on 4 October 2004 at Mojave, CA. The previous (unofficial) record was 107,960 m (354,199 ft) set by Joseph A. Walker in an X-15 on August 22, 1963. SpaceShipOne is small, having a three-person cabin and short but wide wings. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Description Role: Research Aircraft Crew: one, pilot Dimensions Length: 50. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ...


The highest altitude obtained by a rocket propelled aeroplane (self-launched -- i.e. not launched from another aircraft) was 24,217 m (79,452 ft) on May 2, 1958 by Roger Carpentier over Istres, France in a Sud-Ouest Trident II aircraft. is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ...


All balloons

  • 1783—August—24 m (79 ft); Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier of France, made the first ascent in a hot-air balloon.
  • 1783—1 December 1783—2.7 km (8,900 ft); Jacques Alexandre Charles and his assistant Marie-Noel Robert, both of France, made the first flight in a hydrogen balloon to about 610 m. Charles then ascended alone to the record altitude.
  • 1784—4 km (13,000 ft) Pilâtre de Rozier and the chemist Proust in a Montgolfier.
  • 1803—18 July 1803—7.28 km (23,900 ft) Etienne Gaspar Robertson and Lhoest in a balloon.
  • 1839—7.9 km (26,000 ft) Charles Green and Spencer Rush in a free balloon.
  • 1862—5 September 1862—11.887 km (39,000 ft)—Coxwell and Glaisher in a balloon. Both lost consciousness during the ascent due to the low air pressure and cold temperature of −11 °C (12 °F).
  • 1927—November 1927—13.222 km (43,380 ft)—Captain Hawthorne C. Gray of the US Army Air Corps. in a balloon.
  • 1931—27 May 1931—15.787 km (51,790 ft)—Auguste Piccard & Paul Kipfer in a hydrogen balloon.
  • 1932—16.2 km (53,000 ft)—Auguste Piccard and Max Cosyns in a hydrogen balloon.
  • 1933 30 September—18.501 km (60,700 ft) USSR balloon.
  • 1933—20 November—18.592 km (61,000 ft) Lt. Comdr. T. G. W. Settle (USN) and Maj Chester L. Fordney (USMC) in Century of Progress balloon
  • 1934—30 January—21.946 km (72,000 ft) USSR balloon.
  • 1935—10 November—22.066 km (72,400 ft) Anderson and Stevens in Explorer II.
  • 1960—16 AugustJoseph Kittinger parachutes from Excelsior III over New Mexico at 102,800 ft (31,300 m). He sets unbeaten (as of 2005) world records for: high-altitude jump; free-fall by falling 16 miles (26 km) before opening his parachute; and fastest speed by a human without motorized assistance, 614 miles per hour (988 km/h).
  • 1961—4 May—34.668 km (113,740 ft); Commander Malcolm D. Ross and Lieutenant Commander Victor A. Prather, Jr. (US Navy) in Strato-Lab V, a zero-pressure balloon. After their ascent, the two landed in the Gulf of Mexico. In the final minutes of the mission, Prather mistakenly assumed he was out of danger and opened the helmet to his pressure suit. As he was climbing the ladder to the rescue helicopter, he fell off and drowned when his suit filled with water.[3]

Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier (baptised 30 March 1754 in Metz, died 15 June 1785 in Wimereux/Pas-de-Calais) was a French chemistry and physics teacher, and one of the first pioneers of aviation. ... Hot air balloons are the oldest successful human flight technology, dating back to the Montgolfier brothers invention in Annonay, France in 1783. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the chemistry of hydrogen. ... Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier. ... The Montgolfier brothers, Joseph Michel Montgolfier (August 26, 1740 – June 26, 1810) and Jacques Étienne Montgolfier (January 6, 1745 – August 2, 1799), inventors of the montgolfière hot air balloon. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Green born in London 31 January 1785, died 26 March 1870, was Britains most famous balloonist of the 19th century. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about 1862 . ... Henry Tracey Coxwell (March 2nd 1819, Wouldham, Kent - January 5th 1900, Lewes, Sussex, England), was an English aeronaut. ... See also James Whitbread Lee Glaisher, the mathematician James Glaisher was an English meteorologist and aeronaut (April 7, 1809 - February 7, 1903). ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Auguste Piccard (1927) Auguste Antoine Piccard (January 28, 1884 – March 24, 1962) was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kittinger next to the Excelsior gondola Joseph William Kittinger II (born July 27, 1928) is a former pilot and career military officer in the United States Air Force. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Malcolm Ross (born in 1919), was a Captain in the U.S. Navy, and a balloonist who set several records for altitude: in 1956, he piloted a balloon to 86,000 feet for the US Navy; in 1959, he took Charles B. Moore to 89,000 feet (27 km) so... Lt. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... Gordon Cooper in a helmet and pressure suit, A pressure suit is a pressurized suit worn by high-altitude pilots who may fly so high that even breathing pure oxygen at surrounding pressure would not provide enough oxygen for them to function: see hypoxia. ...

Hot air balloons

Year Date Altitude Person Aircraft Notes
imperial metric
2004 December 13, 2004 4.1 mi 6.614 km David Hempleman-Adams Boland Rover A-2 Fédération Aéronautique Internationale record for hot air balloon as of 2007
1783 15 October 1783 0.016 mi 26 m Pilâtre de Rozier Montgolfier tethered balloon

On November 26, 2005, Vijaypat Singhania set the world altitude record for highest hot air balloon flight, reaching 21,290 m (69,800 ft). He took off from downtown Bombay, India and landed 240 km (150 mi) south in Panchale. The previous record of 19,811 m (65,000 ft) had been set by Per Lindstrand on June 6, 1988 in Plano, Texas. is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Hempleman-Adams (born 1956 in Swindon, Wiltshire) is an English explorer. ... Fédération Aéronautique Internationale The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) is a standard setting and record-keeping body for aeronautics and astronautics. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier. ... The Montgolfier brothers, Joseph Michel Montgolfier (August 26, 1740 – June 26, 1810) and Jacques Étienne Montgolfier (January 6, 1745 – August 2, 1799), inventors of the montgolfière hot air balloon. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vijaypat Singhania is the chairman emeritus of the Raymond Group of clothing and textiles. ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ... Per Lindstrand (right) with Richard Branson and the Virgin Pacific Flyer capsule in Miyakonojo, Japan Per Lindstrand (born August 8, 1948, Sweden) is an aeronautical engineer, pilot and adventurer who has lived in Oswestry, England, since 1978. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Pat Evans Area  - City 185. ...


Unmanned gas balloon

The altitude record for unmanned balloons was (1991 edition of Guinness Book) 51.8 km (170,000 ft). The vehicle was a Winzen-Balloon with a volume of 1.35 million cubic metres, which was launched in October 1972 in Chico, California, USA. Nickname: Location of Chico in California Coordinates: , Country State County Butte Settled 1843 Founded 1860 Incorporated January 8, 1872 Government  - Mayor Andrew Holcombe  - City Council Scott Gruendl Steve Bertagna Larry Wahl Ann Schwab Mary Flynn Tom Nickell  - City Manager Area  - Total 27. ...


In 2002 Japan achieved a new record: an ultra-thin-film balloon named BU60-1 made of polyethylene film 3.4 µm thick with a volume of 60,000 m³ was launched from Sanriku Balloon Center at 6:35 on May 23, 2002. The balloon kept ascending slowly at a speed of 260 m per minute and successfully reached the altitude of 53.0 km (174,000 ft), establishing a new world record for the first time in 30 years.[4] is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Gliders

The highest altitude obtained in an unpowered aeroplane is 50,699 ft (15,453 m) on 30 August 2006 by Steve Fossett (pilot) and Einar Enevoldson (co-pilot) in their high performance research glider, breaking the previous record by 1,662 ft (507 m). This record was set as part of the Perlan Project. The previous record was 49,009 ft (14,938 m) on February 17, 1986 by Robert Harris in lee waves over California City, USA. is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Stephen Fossett (April 22, 1944 – missing September 3, 2007, declared legally dead February 15, 2008[1][2]) was an American aviator, sailor, and adventurer who became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. ... Einar Enevoldson Einar K. Enevoldson was a civilian research pilot for NASAs Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. ... The Perlan Project is a current research project to fly a sailplane to an altitude of 100,000 feet (30,480 meters). ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... California City, incorporated in 1965, is a city located in the northern Antelope Valley in Kern County in the U.S. state of California. ...


See also

The United States Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency has contracted Lockheed Martin to construct a high-altitude airship (HAA) to enhance its Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). ... High altitude balloons are balloons, usually filled with helium, that are released into the upper atmosphere, generally reaching between 60,000 and 120,000 feet. ... Fédération Aéronautique Internationale The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) is a standard setting and record-keeping body for aeronautics and astronautics. ...

External links

  • Excelsior III Details of Kittingers' Jump from a stratospheric balloon in 1960
  • Iowa State University - High Altitude Balloon Experiments in Technology
  • Eng, Cassandra (1997). Altitude of the Highest Manned Balloon Flight. The Physics Factbook.
  • Balloon World Records Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
  • Fédération Aéronautique Internationale -- the international, non-profit, non-government organization that tracks aircraft world records

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) is a standard setting and record-keeping body for aeronautics and astronautics. ...

References

Aviation encompasses all the activities relating to airborne devices created by human ingenuity, generally known as aircraft. ... This is a timeline of aviation history. ... This list of aircraft is sorted alphabetically, beginning with the name of the manufacturer (or, in certain cases, designer). ... This is a list of aircraft manufacturers (in alphabetic order). ... List of aircraft engines: // Two- and four-stroke rotary, radial, inline. ... This is a list of aircraft engine manufacturers both past and present. ... This is a list of airlines in operation (by continents and country). ... This is a list of air forces, sorted alphabetically by country, followed by a list of former countries air forces. ... This is an incomplete list of aircraft weapons, past and present. ... Below is a list of (links to pages on) missiles, sorted alphabetically by name. ... A Boeing 720 being flown under remote control as part of NASAs Controlled Impact Demonstration The following is a list of Unmanned aerial vehicles developed and operated by various countries around the world. ... This is a list of experimental aircraft. ... The SR-71 Blackbird is the current record holder. ... Flight distance records without refueling. ... The flight endurance record is the amount of time spent in the air. ... Aircraft with a production run greater than 5,000 aircraft. ...

 
 

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