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What is the record for maximum altitude of a helicopter?

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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.

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What is the record for maximum altitude of a helicopter?
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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.

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