What is the record for maximum altitude of a helicopter?


The record for maximum altitude achieved by a helicopter is 40,820 feet. This record was set on June 21, 1972 by French aviator and test pilot Jean Boulet, who was piloting an Aerospatiale SA 315B Lama.

Widely known as one of the greatest pioneers of helicopter flight, Boulet trained as a military pilot in the United States and was one of the earliest foreigners to pilot a helicopter for the U.S. Air Force. Boulet holds other flight records as well. On Jan. 23, 1953, he became the first Frenchman to eject himself from a jet plane. Boulet died on Feb. 15, 2011, having amassed over 9,000 flight hours throughout his life.

Q&A Related to "What is the record for maximum altitude of a..."
Some of the more advanced helicopters, such as the PZL SW-4, can reach
It varies with the type and design. The answer is complicated because of the large variety of helicopters in the world. The BELL 206 light helicopter was limited in a hover to around
Calculating Lift is not an exact science, thouch it has a very neat formula for that, L=1/2*Cd*v^2, roughly, Cd is determined by the area and lenght parameters of the blades and
According to the FAI, the absolute world's record for helicopter altitude is 12 442 meters, or 40,820 feet above sea level. Date of flight: 21/06/1972 Pilot: Jean BOULET (France)
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com