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Play That Record Again

By James T. McKenna | May 16, 2007

For the record, Computer Sciences Corp.'s claim of a speed record for large turbine helicopters ( Class E Rotorcraft, Subclass E-1g) over a recognized course is for a flight of 6 days, 4 hr and 53 min, at an average speed of  15.6 kt (29 kph).  The time airborne was 33.9 hr.  CSC pilots Don Strother and Tom Algeo set course from Vancouver, B.C., on April 16, with a final destination of West Palm Beach, Fla. Weather conditions dictated their route, which brought them down the Pacific Coast and across the southern U.S. before reaching Florida. “Obviously, we wanted to cover the course as quickly as possible, but safety was first and foremost in our planning and flying,” said Algeo. CSC left the time and speed details out of its release on the record claim. For related news

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