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Gen. J.R. "Jack" Dailey Honored with 2017 Wright Trophy

Gen. J.R. "Jack" Dailey

The National Aeronautic Association is pleased to announce that General J.R. "Jack" Dailey, USMC (Ret.), Director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy for ... "his courageous and dedicated service to the country and his commitment to sharing the history and technology of aviation and space flight with present and future generations."
Established by NAA in 1948 to honor the memory of Orville and Wilbur Wright, the trophy is awarded annually to a living American for "...significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States."  One of the most important, historic, and visible aerospace awards in the world, the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy reflects a timeline of the most innovative inventors, explorers, industrialists, and public servants in aeronautics and astronautics.
Dailey was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in June 1956.  He completed Basic School at Quantico followed by flight training at Pensacola, and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1958.  After two tours of Vietnam, Dailey returned to the United States and entered the National War College in 1975.  After graduating, Dailey ascended through the ranks and in 1990 was promoted to General and assigned as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. In 1992, Dailey retired after 36 years of service.  His operational experience included over 7,000 flying hours in fighters; light attack, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare aircraft; transports; and helicopters.  Dailey also received numerous awards from the Marine Corps including the Distinguished Flying Cross.
After retiring from the Marine Corps, Dailey was recruited by NASA to serve as Deputy Administrator and given the task of restructuring the agency.  While at NASA, he served on the President's Management Council, co-chaired the Aeronautics and Astronautics Coordinating Board, served as a national delegate to the Research and Technology Organization supporting NATO, and served on the National Air and Space Museum's Advisory Board.
In January 2000, Dailey began his third career as the Director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, where he led the effort to expand the size and scope of the museum and increase public outreach.  In 2003, in conjunction with the Centennial of Flight, the museum opened its second building, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. 
With Dailey at the helm, the museum has also opened eight new multi-million-dollar exhibitions in the original building, greatly expanded its public programming and outreach activities, focused its educational activities on STEM disciplines, and inspired countless visitors through sharing the history of aviation and space.
Jim Albaugh, Chairman of NAA and a member of the Selection Committee, praised the choice.  "NAA congratulates General Dailey for his selection as the 2017 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy recipient.  General Dailey's public service to aviation is well known and his contributions are numerous."

Dailey will be presented the trophy at the Aero Club of Washington's Wright Memorial Dinner on Friday, December 15, 2017.  For more information about the award or to view a list of past recipients, please visit  For information regarding the Wright Memorial Dinner, please visit

View the press release .

United States Air Force Crew of SPOOKY 43 Flight to Receive the 2016 Mackay Trophy

The National Aeronautic Association is proud to announce that United States Air Force Major Alexander Hill and the crew of SPOOKY 43 flight, have been named the recipients of the 2016 Mackay Trophy.
The Mackay Trophy was first presented by Clarence Mackay in 1912 and was later deeded to
the National Aeronautic Association. Administered by the United States Air Force and NAA, the trophy is awarded for the "...most meritorious flight of the year by an Air Force person,
persons, or organization."
As outlined in the United States Air Force nomination, the crew of SPOOKY 43 distinguished itself while participating in sustained aerial flight as an AC-130U Gunship Aircrew, 4 th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron, Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component - Afghanistan, in support of Operation FREEDOM's SENTINEL.
On November 2, 2016, the crew of SPOOKY 43 was tasked to provide close air support and armed reconnaissance for a 55-man combined American and Afghan special operations team conducting a raid to interdict insurgent command and control nodes, senior leadership, and their networks.  After the crew of SPOOKY 43 arrived overhead, the combined American and Afghan special operations force (also referred to as "friendlies") was caught in a deadly ambush by a large insurgent force.  The friendlies were engaged by small arms, heavy machine gun, and grenade fire from multiple defensive fighting positions.  The crew of SPOOKY 43 provided close air support to the friendly ground force with the 25, 40, and 105-millimeter guns, to allow the them the freedom to maneuver and provide care for casualties.  In order to protect the ground team from enemy personnel, the crew of SPOOKY 43 expertly employed the 105-millimeter gun at an unprecedented 12 meters from the friendly personnel.  Due to the outstanding airmanship and bravery under extremely challenging circumstances, SPOOKY 43 destroyed 10 defensive fighting positions, 27 enemy insurgents, and three enemy technical vehicles, saving the lives of 50 combined American and Afghan special operations forces personnel who would have otherwise perished in the enemy ambush. The professional ability and outstanding aerial accomplishments of the crew of SPOOKY 43 reflect credit upon themselves and the United States Air Force.
The Mackay Trophy will be presented at the NAA Fall Awards Ceremony at a date and location TBD.  For more information or to view a complete list of previous recipients, please visit

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Major Chrystina Jones to Receive the 2017 Katharine Wright Trophy

The National Aeronautic Association is proud to announce that Major Chrystina Jones, a United States Air Force pilot, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Katharine Wright Trophy.  The trophy was established in 1981 and is awarded annually to an individual who "...has contributed to the success of others, or made a personal contribution to the advancement of the art, sport, and science of aviation and space flight over an extended period of time."
Major Jones is being recognized for "... her commitment to encouraging women across the globe to pursue and succeed in aviation careers."
After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy, where she majored in Political Science and minored in Arabic, Major Jones completed pilot training and was qualified as a  C-130 pilot.  While deployed in Iraq, she was inspired to help the women of Iraq by encouraging them to become leaders in the field she knew best - aviation.  At Joint Base Balad, Major Jones attended Arabic courses to improve her language skills in order to better communicate with and learn from the Iraqi women.  In 2010, Major Jones founded the Horizon East chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests.
As the Horizon East chapter grew and the concept of Iraqi women in aviation gained momentum, Major Jones partnered with the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to host a reception for their WAI chapter to outline increasing opportunities for women in the field of aviation.  Iraqi women traveled from across the country to attend this unprecedented event, where they learned how to make a career as a pilot, in air traffic control, or in airport management.  The event was broadcast internationally and the woman who attended became powerful role models for their communities.
While stationed in Yokota Air Base in Japan, Major Jones volunteered to head up Women's History Month at the base.  She transformed this typically small-scale event by sending an invitation to Caroline Kennedy, Ambassador to Japan, to speak at the Women's History Month luncheon.  Ambassador Kennedy accepted the invitation and addressed 322 personnel and senior U.S. and Japanese leadership on women's issues.  At the request of Ambassador Kennedy, Major Jones personally drafted her message, which was broadcast out over international media to hundreds of thousands of people.  With the added momentum, Major Jones spearheaded a bilateral women's career fair as part of the Women's History Month program.  She organized over 30 professional fields, which showcased women's increasing opportunities to the 550 American and Japanese students that attended the event.  As the base lead on Women's History Month, Major Jones led an aggressive bilateral program with Japanese allies, set a record attendance of over 1,200 personnel at the events, and challenged Japanese and U.S. senior military and diplomatic leaders to break down the last remaining gender barriers in aviation.
Major Jones is currently serving at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas.  In her short time at this assignment, she joined the existing local Women in Aviation Chapter, serving as a Board Member and Outreach Chair.  In this role, she co-hosted a Girl's in Aviation Day, where 25 young women received exposure to flight simulators and various aircraft.  In March of 2017, Major Jones lead the charge for another Women's History Month STEM rally and is currently organizing a Girls in Aviation Day scheduled to take place in September 2017.
"Major Jones has clearly achieved great things, while at the same time investing much time and effort into making those around her better," stated NAA President & CEO, Greg Principato.  "She is exactly the kind of aviation leader this award is designed to recognize."

The Katharine Wright Trophy will be presented at the NAA Fall Awards Ceremony at a date and location to be determined.  For more information or to view a complete list of previous recipients, please visit

View the press release.

Americans Honored with 2017 FAI Awards

NAA is proud to announce that the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) has awarded the four diplomas and medals to the following Americans:

Paul Tissandier Diploma 
Richard Ionata

Gold Parachuting Medal
B.J. Worth

Aeromodelling Gold Medal
Bob Brown

Louis Bleriot Medal
Donnita Hall

The FAI Awards will be presented at the FAI General Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland on October 25, 2017.

Blue Origin New Shepard Team Awarded the 2016 Robert J. Collier Trophy

From left to right: Jim Albaugh, Chairman, NAA; Jeff Bezos, Founder, Blue Origin,;Greg Principato, President & CEO, NAA; and
Steve Callaghan, Vice-Chairman, NAA

Members of the aerospace community gathered together on June 16, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia to award the Robert J. Collier Trophy to the Blue Origin New Shepard Team for "... successfully demonstrating rocket booster reusability with the New Shepard human spaceflight vehicle through five successful test flights of a single booster and engine, all of which performed powered vertical landings on Earth."

Administered by the National Aeronautic Association and displayed at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, the Collier Trophy is awarded annually "...for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America" in the preceding year.  At seven and a half feet tall and over 500 pounds, the trophy represents a timeline of air and space achievements marking major events in the history of flight. 

The highlight of the evening was the 102nd presentation of the Collier Trophy to Jeff Bezos, Founder of Blue Origin.  "Winning the Collier Trophy is incredibly emotional for me and the whole Blue Origin team," Bezos said in March when the award was announced.   "Everyone on the team has given so much to get to this point, and we are deeply encouraged by this recognition. We will never stop working to drive down the cost of getting to space."

Congratulations to the Blue Origin New Shepard team for your extraordinary accomplishment.

For more photos of the Collier Dinner, please click here.

Jeff Bezos, Founder, Blue Origin accepts the Collier Trophy on June 16, 2017.

Summer Awards Ceremony Recognizes Aviation Record Holders

From left to right: Greg Principato, President & CEO, NAA; Daryl Perkins, Pilot; Jeremy Novara, Pilot; and Bob Rubino, Director, F-35 Program, Lockheed Martin Government Affairs

On June 22, 2015, NAA hosted the 3rd Annual Summer Awards Ceremony, which honors the Most Memorable Aviation Records of 2016, as well as other notable record achievements.

The event was held at the Lockheed Martin Fighter Demonstration Center in Arlington, Virginia.  Record holders and their guests enjoyed flying  F-35 Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter) and F-22 Raptor cockpit demonstrators before the ceremony.

James Payne, John Brush, Andre Mellin, Paul Salmon, Jay Stokes, Brian Erickson, Erik Kauber, Jeremy Novara, and Daryl Perkins accepted certificates commemorating their Most Memorable Aviation Records of 2016.

Pilots James Howard, Andrew Newman, Christopher Isler, Douglas Cairns, Eugene Scholl, Paul Salmon, Debasish Banerjee, Thierry Saint Loup, and Ross McCurdy were presented with certificates for their record flights.

To view the press release for the Most Memorable Aviation Records of 2016, please click here.  Photos from the Summer Awards Ceremony can be found by clicking here.

"Finding Amelia" at National Geographic in Washington, D.C.

It's been 80 years since aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared over the South Pacific with her co-pilot Fred Noonan during an attempted flight around the world. Join National Geographic on September 28, 2017 or a fascinating discussion of the theories surrounding the tragedy and new investigations into the flight's fate. The evening will feature presentations by leading experts, including archaeologist Tom King, who regularly conducts research on Nikumaroro Island, where the plane may have landed leaving Amelia and Fred as castaways; David Jourdan, who founded deep-ocean exploration company Nauticos and has led three expeditions in search of the missing plane in the deep ocean of the South Pacific; and Les Kinney, a former federal agent who has spent 15 years investigating the theory that the two pilots may have been captured by the Japanese in the Marshall Islands. National Geographic's senior program officer and oceanographer, Dr. Aurora Elmore, will moderate this lively event.

For more information and event tickets, please click here .

Save the Date

December 15, 2017
Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC
Honoring Gen. J.R. "Jack" Dailey
President's Message
Greg Principato, 
President & CEO, NAA

I hope all of you have had a good summer and are ready for any end of the year challenges.  If you live in places impacted by storms or other natural disasters, all of us here at NAA hope you came through in good shape and are soon ready to resume life as normal.  And if any of us here at NAA can help, please let us know.
Though our last big event was the Collier Dinner, and our next will be our Fall Awards Dinner, followed by presentation of the Wright Memorial Trophy to Air & Space Museum Director Gen. Jack Dailey at the Aero Club of Washington's Wright Memorial Dinner on December 15th, summer has been a busy time here.  While we are best known for the awards, events and records work we do, all of this is only possible if our "house" is in good order.  So we have spent much time updating bylaws, policies and procedures, and also conducting an audit.  While we have found that everything is in solid working order, the management of associations, even small ones like ours, has experienced a sea change in recent years.  I want to assure all of our members that everything we do is being done at the highest level of competence, and according to current best practice.  We will always work to ensure that your membership dollars are being spent in a way that more than justifies your confidence in us.
As part of the audit, I had to spend some time going through our files, especially regarding those funds that support certain of our awards.  In so doing, I was even further exposed to the wonderful history of NAA.  I wish all of you could have the experience I have had, to be able to read documents and letters from our forbearers and to get a sense of their hopes and dreams.  I like to think they would be proud of what we do.
In just the last week we selected recipients of two of our awards.  The Katharine Wright Trophy will be going to Major Chrystina Jones.  David McCullough, when talking about his best selling book, The Wright Brothers, always talks extensively about the many contributions Katharine Wright made to her brothers' work, not just the invention of the airplane, but also in ensuring its acceptance.  Mr. McCullough was very excited to know that we have an award named after Katharine Wright when I told him last year, and I think he would be absolutely delighted at our selection of Major Jones.  Though still young, Major Jones has accomplished so much on her own, while continually striving to help those around her also achieve great things.
As mentioned earlier, the Wright Brothers Trophy is going to Gen. Jack Dailey, the Director of the National Air and Space Museum.  Jack has contributed so much to our industry, and to his country, over his many decades of service.  As a Marine Aviator, he rose to Vice Commandant of the Marine Corps, serving with great distinction all along the way and playing a key role in the air campaign in Desert Storm.  As Deputy Director of NASA, he helped guide that agency through very difficult years.  And as Director of the National Air and Space Museum since 2000, he has led that organization to great heights, improving an already great museum, and overseeing the addition of the Udvar Hazy Center.  A lot of people would have taken that job and rested on the museum's already substantial laurels.  Jack took that national treasure and developed it into something even greater.  His work will educate and inspire people for centuries to come.
As you can see, these two awards have been given to two very different people.  A young woman, and a man with six decades of service behind him.  They show the greatness of our industry, and also show that greatness and inspiration come in all kinds of people.  If ever a pair of awardees exemplified this, these two do.

Air Sport Organization News
U.S. Skydivers Win Big at World Competitions

Members at the U.S. Parachute Team showed their dominance at two world-level skydiving competitions this summer. First, eight members of the U.S. Canopy Piloting Team headed to the 2017 World Games in Wrocław , Poland, July 20-30. U.S. Team members dominated the top spots. Multiple world champion Nicholas Batsch brought home the gold, with Curt Bartholomew, also a multiple world champion, earning bronze. Two other U.S. Team members, Greg Windmiller and Paul Rodriguez, finished in the top ten out of a field of 36 of the world's best canopy pilots.
Next, a U.S. Parachute Team delegation of 42 of the country's most elite skydivers headed to Saarlouis, Germany, August 7-13 for the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Cup of Formation Skydiving, Artistic Events, Canopy Formation and Speed Skydiving. Despite poor weather forcing the meet to end with only a portion of the rounds complete, the U.S. Team still gave an outstanding performance. The U.S. took gold in vertical formation skydiving and 8-way formation skydiving, silver in artistic freeflying and bronze in 4-way formation skydiving.

The U.S. Canopy Piloting Team at the World Games in Poland

Academy of Model Aeronautics News

AMA Foundation to Host Inaugural Jet Rally

The AMA  Foundation team hosted their first event, the AMA Foundation for the Future Jet Rally on August 24-27, in Ottumwa, Iowa.  Some of the greatest model airplane pilots in the country were in attendance for four days of open-flying and entertainment provided by the city as part of 2017's Fly Iowa event.

Attendees enjoyed four days of open flying on a 100 x 3,500-foot runway, two huge full-scale air shows, four live performances, a barbecue, and much more!

Meet the AMA Scholarship Winners

Earlier this year, AMA awarded 11 students from across the country a total of $48,000 in scholarships. The scholarships are created through funds donated by model aviation organizations and individuals, AMA members, and a portion of AMA member dues. The complete list of winners, along with information about their college of choice and their awards, can be found by clicking here.

Dillon Graves, 2017 AMA Scholarship Recipient

Generations of Flight Campaign is a Finalist for PR News Platinum Award

AMA is excited to announce that  Generations of Flight is a finalist for a PR News Platinum Award in the website marketing category! The Platinum Award is a public relations industry competition that celebrates the ingenuity and leadership behind the most outstanding communication initiatives. AMA is honored to be included as a finalist.

We want to thank all AMA members who have submitted stories and made Generations of Flight possible. We appreciate you! If you haven't already, we encourage you to visit our website, read the stories, and submit your photos at

AMA and UAA Launch Competitive Collegiate UAS Program

The Academy of Model Aeronautics, the nation's leading voice for model aircraft flying hobbyists, and the University Aviation Association (UAA), the unifying voice for collegiate aviation education, are launching a joint UAS program for college students. The UAS4STEM Collegiate Challenge will encourage teamwork, competition, and success through a STEM-based education platform.
Much like the program currently available to high schools, the UAS4STEM Collegiate Challenge will provide university student teams access to training, insurance, licensing, and equipment for the competition.

Teams will be required to complete an online curriculum to ensure that all students have learned about multirotor safety and the National Airspace System (NAS).

Competitions will be held in spring 2018 at regional flying locations and hosted by AMA's University Model Aviation Students Clubs (UMASC). Program registration fees include licenses for each student, a Quadzilla quadcopter kit, all necessary support equipment (except a laptop computer), the online curriculum, an online instructional video series, AMA membership for students, and competition entry fees.
For additional information, contact either AMA's Bill Pritchett, Director of Education, at or UAA's Ryan Wallace at 

For more information, please click here.

Aero Club News

Lockheed Martin Chairman Marillyn Hewson to Receive 2017 Howard Hughes Memorial Award

Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation, will receive the 2017 Howard Hughes Memorial Award from the Aero Club of Southern California.

Established in 1978 by the Hughes family, the Award is presented annually to an aerospace leader whose accomplishments have contributed significantly to the advancement of aviation or space technology.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Ms. Hewson joined Lockheed Martin more than 30 years ago as an industrial engineer. She has held several operational leadership positions, including President of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration; Executive Vice President of Global Sustainment for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; President and General Manager of Kelly Aviation Center, L.P., an affiliate of Lockheed Martin; and President of Lockheed Martin Logistics Services.

Ms. Hewson will receive her award at a banquet at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles, on February 7, 2018.

Previous recipients are, in chronological order, Jack Northrop, Jimmy Doolittle, Pat Hyland, Bob Six, Kelly Johnson, Chuck Yeager, Ed Heinemann, Barry Goldwater Sr., Pete Conrad, Allen Paulson, Si Ramo, Jack Real, Ben Rich, Clifton Moore, Lee Atwood, Harry Wetzel, Bobbi Trout, Tom Jones, Allen Puckett, Paul MacCready, John Brizendine, Willis Hawkins, Sam Iacobellis, Kent Kresa, Neil Armstrong, Frank Robinson, Burt Rutan, Eileen Collins, James Albaugh, Ron Sugar, Bob Hoover, Fred Smith, Clay Lacy, Steven Udvar-Hazy, Edward Stone, Elon Musk, Jim Lovell and Wes Bush.

The Aero Club is a 501 (3) (c) tax-exempt charity, with proceeds going toward the Club's STEM scholarship programs. To order tables, tickets or advertisements in the souvenir program, please go to . The media contact is Nissen Davis at .


Fall 2017


In This Issue
NAA News
Save the Date
President's Message
Air Sport News
Aero Club News
Call for Nominations
Records Claimed
Contact NAA
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For Record Holders:
National Certificate of Record
World Deplome de Record
Record Holder Pen

Records Claimed
May 1, 2017 - 
August 31, 2017
FAI Smaller   


Distance Goal and 
Return #174:  139 mi
Gary B. Fogel
Class F5, Radio Controlled, Electric Motor
Pioche, NV

Speed Over a 2,000 km Closed Course:  298 mph
John S. Brush
Class C-1.d, Group I 
(Internal Combustion)
Smith Aerostar 601P
2 Lycoming IO-540
Colorado Springs, CO
Speed Over a Commercial Airline Route:
Philadelphia, PA to 
Venice, Italy:  543 mph
Paris Michaels & Constantine Kleissas
Class C-1
American Airlines 
Airbus A330
Venice, Italy to 
Philadelphia, PA:  475 mph
Paris Michaels & Constantine Kleissas
Class C-1
American Airlines 
Airbus A330
Speed Over a Recognized Course:
Greensboro, NC to 
Dallas, TX:  344.15 mph*
John J. DeLawyer & Raymond Hall Lewallen
Class C-1.e, Group III (Jet)
Honda Aircraft Company 
2 GE Honda HF120
Dallas, TX to Phoenix, AZ:  361.65 mph*
Raymond Hall Lewallen
Class C-1.e, Group III (Jet)
Honda Aircraft Company 
2 GE Honda HF120
Savannah, GA to 
Paris, France:  562.74 mph*
New York, NY to 
Paris, France:  571.35 mph*
Scott S. Evans & 
Brian D. Dickerson
Class C-1.k, Group III (Jet)
Gulfstream GVII-G500
2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW814GA
Geneva, Switzerland to Seattle, WA:  529.79 mph*
Mark K. Ranz, Joe Clark & Travis P. Holland
Class C-1.l, Group III (Jet)
Gulfstream V
2 Rolls-Royce BR710
Farnborough, UK to Savannah, GA:  
540.12 mph*
Scott S. Evans, 
Brian D. Dickerson &  
Ross D. Oetjen
Class C-1.k, Group III (Jet)
Gulfstream GVII-G500
2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW814GA
Pensacola, FL to Greensboro, NC:  385 mph
Julian B. MacQueen & Travis P. Holland
Class C-1.g, Group III (Jet)
Honda Aircraft Company 
2 GE Honda HF120
Keflavik, Iceland to 
Shannon, Ireland:  388 mph
Julian B. MacQueen & Travis P. Holland
Class C-1.g, Group III (Jet)
Honda Aircraft Company 
2 GE Honda HF120
Shannon, Ireland to 
Lisbon, Portugal:  375 mph
Julian B. MacQueen & Travis P. Holland
Class C-1.g, Group III (Jet)
Honda Aircraft Company 
2 GE Honda HF120
Curitiba, Brazil to 
Goiania, Brazil:  324 mph
Timothy Frazier
Class C-1.e, Group III (Jet)
Honda Aircraft Company 
2 GE Honda HF120
Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago, Chile:  307 mph
Stefan Johansson & 
Ryan A. Ramos
Class C-1.e, Group III (Jet)
Honda Aircraft Company 
2 GE Honda HF120


Straight Distance to a Goal:  537 mi
Anthony B. Condon
Class DST, General
Standard Cirrus
Hutchinson, KS

Speed Over a Triangular Course of 300 km:  100 mph
Merek Malolepszy
Class D15, General
Schleicher ASG 29-15
Ely, NV

Speed Over a Triangular Course of 1,000 km:  
97 mph
Keith Essex
Class DO, General
Jonkers JS1C
Ely, NV


Carved Speed 70m:  
2.479 sec*
Jeannie Bartholomew
Class G-1, 
Competition, Female
Wroclaw, Poland

Max Distance:  134.62 m*
Jeannie Bartholomew
Class G-1, 
Competition, Female
Wroclaw, Poland
Max Distance:  172.34 m*
Paul I. Rodriguez
Class G-1, 
Competition, General
Wroclaw, Poland
Large Formation Sequential:  111 skydivers, 3 formations
The 111-way Team
Class G-2, 
Performance, General
Ottawa, IL
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Distance Over an Out and Return Course:  27 mi
Speed Over a 15-25 km Course:  147 mph
The Ohio State University
Class U2.b, Group I 
(Internal Combustion & Jet)
1 JetCat P180-RXi
Kelley's Island, OH

Except where noted by an asterisk (*), information is preliminary and subject to approval.
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