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Steve Fossett gets to 50,000 ft in glider


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See the below claim for a new altitude record.


50000 ft ain't bad in a glider.


FAI has received the following Class D (Gliders) record claim :




Claim number : 14043


Sub-class DO (Open Class Gliders)


General Category


Type of record : Absolute altitude


Course/location : El Calafate (Argentina)


Performance : 15447 m


Pilot : Steve FOSSETT (USA)




Glider : Glaser-Dirks DG-505


Date: 29.08.2006


Current record : 14 938 m (17.02.1986 - Robert R. HARRIS (1932), USA)




The details shown above are provisional. When all the evidence required has


been received and checked, the exact figures will be established and the


record ratified (if appropriate).



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