The National Aeronautic Association has issued a list of Most Unforgettable 2015 Aeronautics Records.
Among the list are:
Speed round about the World, Completing Over Both the Earth’s Poles: 43.68 mph
Airplanes Record (Class C-1.d, Group I-piston engine airplanes weighing 3,858 < 6,614 pounds)
William Harrelson departed from Kinston, North Carolina, in his homebuilt Lancair IV and soared to Montevideo, Uruguay; Punta Arenas, and Chile; the South Pole; Hamilton, New Zealand; Fairbanks, Alaska; and the North Pole, getting back to Kinston on January 21. His 24 days and 8 hours journey shattered the earlier record of 8.72 mph set in the year 1987.
Distance: 6,655.88 miles
Balloons Records (Class AA-13–gas balloons, with a volume of 423,776 < 565,035 cubic feet)
Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, also recognized as the “Two Eagles” squad, flung their helium-filled balloon starting from Saga, Japan, on January 25, and hovered for over 6 days and 16 hours, alighting in the Pacific Ocean just off the coastline of Baja, Mexico on January 31. They’ve overthrown the former record of 3,543.7 miles set in the year 1984.
Speed Over an Acknowledged Path, Beijing, China to Savannah, Georgia: 609.52 mph
Airplanes Record (Class C-1.m, Group III–jet engine airplanes weighing 99,208 < 132,277 pounds)
Passing Beijing Capital Airport on February 6, aviators Michael Jarrett, Raymond Wellington, and Scott Curtis soared a Gulfstream G650ER nonstop to Hilton Head International Airport. They roofed over 7,334 miles in just 12 hours and 2 minutes, instituting the earliest record along the course.
Altitude with 120,000 Kg. Payload: 37,290 feet
Airplanes Record (Class C-1.t, Group III–jet engine airplanes weighing 661,386 < 881,849 pounds)
Departing with 265,300 pounds of committed freight (at a total weight of 731,292 pounds), Major Jonathan Flowers, USAF, and the other seven associated aircrew members winged a Lockheed Martin C-5M to above 37,000 ft. This new record was winged at Travis AFB, California on April 3.
Speed in excess of an Out and Return Path of 1,000 kilometers: 158.47 mph
Gliders Record (Class DO–open class, general)
After hurling their Schempp-Hirth Arcus M motorglider starting from Nevada’s Minden-Tahoe Airport, Jim Payne and Alan Coombs hovered south along the Sierra Nevada Mountains to their beginning line nearby Inyokern, California. Then, they ensued to their turn point situated over 630 mil. north along the Sierra Nevada Mountains — and then resumed to Inyokern, before getting back at Minden-Tahoe. Their voyage on April 5 overthrown the former record of 132.48 mph set in the year 2009.
Climbing Time to 3,000 Meters: 1 minute, 59.5 seconds
Airplanes Record (Class C-1.b, Group I–piston engine airplanes weighing 1,102 < 2,205 pounds)
On the 17th of April, Elliot Seguin glided a revised Lancair Legacy from a start on the airstrip to 9,842 ft. over Mojave, California’s Air and Space Port for less than 2 min. He’d beaten the former record of 2 min. and 8.6 seconds set in the year 2014.
The Distance in a Straight Line: 142.11 miles
Model Aircraft Record (Class F3B–radio-controlled gliders)
At an airbase nearby Pioche, Nevada, John Ellias hurled his 13-ft wingspan model glider through an electric crane. Then directing the model from a pursuit vehicle where he, together with his lineup, directed towards north along the Highway 93 up to their pre-arranged landing point. They reached it in 5 hours and 45 minutes. His airlift on August 9 set a new record under this class.
Speed above a 100 kilometers Closed Path: 397.40 mph
Airplanes Record (Class C-1.c, Group I–piston engine airplanes weighing 2,205 < 3,858 pounds)
After having been departed from New Mexico’s Moriarty Airport, Jon Sharp winged his Nemesis NXT (Neoteric eXperimental Technology) to a point 32 mi. south and get back to Moriarty — in just 9 min. and 46 sec. His airlift on October 1 has beaten the former record of 364.18 mph set in the year 2010.
Distance Without Landing: 1,027.17 miles
Rotorcraft Record (Class E-3.b, Group I–piston engine autogyros weighing 1,102 < 2,205 pounds)
After pronouncing Cape Girardeau Regional Airport in Missouri as his arrival spot, Paul Salmon left El Paso International Airport in Texas in his Magni M22 gyroplane and winged non-stop until getting to Cape Girardeau for about 10 hours later. His airlift on November 10 beaten the former record of 879.02 mi set in the year 2007.