World record with AV 1

World record with AV 1

25. February 2004, 10:19

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:info@fai.org]
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  :
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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)
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FAI congratulates the pilot on his splendid achievement.

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