Fairey Gyrodyne/FB-1 establishes a world speed record for rotorcraft

Monday, June 28, 1948 - White Waltham Airfield, United Kingdom



The record of 200.07 kph/124.2 mph was established in the piston engine class for speed over a 3km course. The course followed the railway line adjoining White Waltham airfield.  See FAI record # 13128.

The pilot was Squadron Leader Henry "Basil" Arkell.

Source: “A History of British Rotorcraft 1866-1965”, Compiled by R.A.C. Brie, August 1968, Westland Helicopters Limited, Page 125


Aircraft related to this milestone
Fairey Gyrodyne (FB-1)