Absolute altitude record for rotorcraft (SA.315 Lama)

Wednesday, June 21, 1972 - Istres, France



The officially recognized maximum altitude achieved by a rotorcraft of any class (FAI record ID# 11657).

An altitude of 12442m/40820ft was achieved in an Aerospatiale SA 315 Lama, piloted by Jean Boulet, above the Aerodrome d'Istres.

Source: FAI Rotorcraft World Records portal


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