40th anniversary of historic Atlantic crossing in a balloon

It’s 40 years on Aug. 17 since American balloonist Ben Abruzzo broke both the distance and duration ballooning records by flying across the Atlantic Ocean from Presque Isle, Maine, to the village of Miserey in France. The crossing, which he undertook with team members Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman, took 137 hours, 5 minutes and […]

Do you have what it takes to set a world speed record?

On Sept. 2, 2017, Steven Hinton flew “Voodoo” – a highly modified P-51 Mustang – over a 3-kilometer course in Central Idaho at an average speed of 531.272 mph. That speed is the fastest ever achieved for a piston engine propeller-powered airplane. Voodoo’s record attempt was made as an “Aeroplane” in Class C-1 (Landplanes), in […]