Augur team claimed to establish a new world record in flight duration with our older airship AV 1. The result is 6:04 hours, so that is almost one hour more than the last record, more than 12 years old.At the moment of take-off was the temperature on arctic -33°C.
More details in press release (in Russian only).
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From: FAI Secretariat [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 4:00 PM To: NAC, Records FAI; CIA, Information Subject: [cia-info-l] New Airship World Records - 03.06.2004 FAI has ratified the following Class B (Airships) records : ================================================================ Claim numbers : 8731 and 9503 to 9508 Size categories BX-04 through BX-10 (Hot-air airships : from 1 600 to 100 000 m3 and above) General Category Type of records : Duration Course/location : Dmitrov (Russia) Performance : 6 h 1 min Pilot : Nikolay GALKIN (Russia) Airship : Kubicek AV-1 Date : 20.02.2004 Previous records : 5h 6mn 42s (25.01.1992 - Guy MOYANO, Luxemburg) =============================================================== FAI congratulates the pilot on his splendid achievement.