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Altitude | Time to Climb | Speed | Distance Straight Line | Distance Closed Course | Transcontinental

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Class and Sub-Class Records Flight Date % Improved*
ALTITUDE
E3—Altitude w/o payload: 26,408 feet Apr. 20, 2004 8%
E3a—Altitude w/o payload: 26,408 feet Apr. 20, 2004 8%
E3b—Altitude w/o payload: 16,280 feet
Feb. 3, 2007
50%
E3b—Altitude w/o payload: 14,426 feet
Feb. 14, 2006
32.5%
TIME TO CLIMB
E3—Time to climb to a height of 6000 m: 24 min., 28 sec. Apr. 20, 2004 .
E3a—Time to climb to a height of 6000 m: 24 min., 28 sec. Apr. 20, 2004 .
E3b—Time to climb to a height of 3000 m: 29 min., 20 sec. Feb. 3, 2007 .
E3b—Time to climb to a height of 3000 m: 39 min., 40 sec. Feb. 14, 2006 .
SPEED
E3—Speed over a closed circuit of 1000 km w/o payload: 102.5 mph Feb. 9, 2006 26%
E3a—Speed over a closed circuit of 1000 km w/o payload: 103.3 mph Jan. 30, 2007 27%
E3b—Speed over a closed circuit of 1000 km w/o payload: 102.5 mph Feb. 9, 2006 .
E3—Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km w/o payload: 104.6 mph Feb. 9, 2006 25%
E3b—Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km w/o payload: 104.5 mph Feb. 9, 2006 .
E3a—Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km w/o payload: 103.1 mph Jan. 30, 2007 24%
E3a—Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km w/o payload: 86.8 mph Mar. 20, 2005 4%
E3—Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km w/o payload: 86.8 mph Mar. 20, 2005 4%
E3b—Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km w/o payload: 64.3 mph Feb. 14, 2006 .
E3b—Speed over a straight 15/25 km course: 82 mph Feb. 1, 2007 .
E3b—Speed over a straight 3 km course at restricted altitude: 81 mph Feb. 1, 2007 .
DISTANCE STRAIGHT LINE
E3—Distance without landing: 879 miles Feb. 3, 2007 50%
E3b—Distance without landing: 879 miles Feb. 3, 2007 131%
E3—Distance without landing: 673 miles Feb. 14, 2006 15%
E3b—Distance without landing: 673 miles Feb. 14, 2006 15%
E3—Distance without landing: 617.2 miles Feb. 22, 2004 5.5%
E3a—Distance without landing: 617.2 miles Feb. 22, 2004 5.5%
DISTANCE CLOSED COURSE
E3—Distance over a closed circuit without landing: 702 miles Jan. 30, 2007 8.8%
E3a—Distance over a closed circuit without landing: 702 miles Jan. 30, 2007 20%
E3—Distance over a closed circuit without landing: 633.2 miles Feb. 9, 2006 1.6%
E3b—Distance over a closed circuit without landing: 633.2 miles Feb. 9, 2006 .
TRANSCONTINENTAL
E3a—Speed over a recognized course: 19.8 mph (west to east) Oct. 22, 2003 100%
E3a—Speed over a recognized course: 10.2 mph (east to west) Oct. 12, 2003 40%
E3a—Speed over a recognized course: 10.2 mph (roundtrip) Oct. 22, 2003 100+%

*Percentage improvement over previous recordholder