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News release: 24 Jan 2008, Post flight analysis

Having got home and looked at the altitude and time to height record claim calculations with reference to the calibration sheet for the flight recorder, the following two provisional World record claims have been lodged with FAI:


Record category Altitude
FAI Class RWL2
Date 19 January 2008
Location Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Pilot Mark Jackson - UK
Co-Pilot Eve Jackson - UK
Aircraft type P & M Aviation GT450 'Seeing is Believing'
Performance 7395m (24262 ft)

Record category Time to climb to a height of 6000m
FAI Class RWL2
Date 19 January 2008
Location Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Pilot Mark Jackson - UK
Co-Pilot Eve Jackson - UK
Aircraft type P & M Aviation GT450 'Seeing is Believing'
Performance 25 min 48 sec

Additionally, the following British record claim has been lodged with BMAA

Record category Time to climb to a height of 3000m
FAI Class RWL2
Date 19 January 2008
Location Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Pilot Mark Jackson - UK
Co-Pilot Eve Jackson - UK
Aircraft type P & M Aviation GT450 'Seeing is Believing'
Performance 9 min 40 sec

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