South African Speed and Altitude Records

Chalkie Stobart: Chalkie Stobart - ZU-CLCChalkie Stobart - ZU-CLC

Records are based on aircraft weight and are for the highest speed over various distances or the shortest time to climb to certain altitudes. There are also records for maintaining the greatest altitude.

The most recent World Records set by a South African are the ones set by Chalkie Stobbart. Chalkie smashed the 70 year old record set by Alex Hanshaw in 1939 for a round trip between Cape Town and London. The records set can be found Here

The record attempts must be made in accordance with the rules laid down from time to time and observed by persons appointed by SAPFA. Contact us if you require any further information.

The following flights are recognised for purposes of records

The Aero Club of South Africa has designated flights between the major cities in South Africa as recognised courses. The cities designated are Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East London, George, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth, and Pretoria. Flights between certain of these cities are under the minimum 400 kilometer distance and no record will be allocated for them.

Articles

While most of the records set are normal flights from city to city some have a more interesting background. The stories of record attempts will be posted here.

SA001 and 2 Thunder City

Chris Booysen and Dave StockChris Booysen and Dave StockEnglish Electric LightningEnglish Electric Lightning
Very few South African Flying Records had been ratified by an official body. There are a large number of anecdotal records that are bandied about without any of them have been independently verified. After encouragement from the FAI, SAPFA took on the task of maintaining the documentation relating to speed and altitude records for Class C aircraft.

The record attempts were kicked off at the Overberg Airshow when Dave Stock set the first South African record to be monitored and recorded by SAPFA.

Dave Stock, piloting the Thunder City English Electric Lightning T5 - ZU-BEX, reached 6000m in 70 seconds. The GPS logger placed in the aircraft by SAPFA representatives failed as it was unable to cope with the massive acceleration. The backup manual timing system had to be used.

The Lightning develops 36,000 lbs of thrust whilst burning 500 litres per minute of Jet A1 fuel. The aircraft lifts off the runway at 160 knots and then accelerates to 600 knots (Mach 0.95) before pointing almost straight up to maximise the rate of climb. ZU-BEX was specially prepared for the record attempt and had its external fuel tank removed to reduce weight. In full power with the afterburners aflame the aircraft had only 5 minutes endurance.

Thunder City repeated their assault on the SA Speed and Altitude records at the Ysterplaat Airshow on 3 December 2005. Pilot Dave Stock, Thunder City’s test pilot, was at the controls was accompanied by well known British businessman, John Caudwell. John, a qualified pilot, bought the privilege at a dinner auction for the Caudwell Charitable Trust for £9,000.

The record set was the time to climb to 9 000m record which was completed in 1 minute 43 seconds. This despite the failure of one afterburner.

English Electric Lightning T5 - ZU-BEXEnglish Electric Lightning T5 - ZU-BEXIan Pringle, also a Thunder City pilot described the flight profile of the second attempt as follows:

Full power was advanced against the brakes in stages until the wheels started to creep, then full power was selected and the brakes released. The immediate requirement was to check engine rpm and afterburner and, since all parameters were in order, it was GO GO!

On reaching 150 knots the nose was aggressively rotated to the take off attitude. Lift off was achieved at approximately 170 knots, the gear was raised and the aircraft rotated at 2g until the 20 degrees nose up at 200 knots was achieved. The flaps were selected in and passing 250 knots once the gear was up, a rotation forward at 0.2 g was started. Acceleration became the primary focus as the requirement was to go as fast as possible as soon as possible. This was the stage where we caught our breath for the next five seconds or so.

The aircraft was held down until 550 knots was achieved, then a 2 g rotation to 70 degrees nose up was commenced and, once achieving Mach 0.9, the load factor was reduced to 0.4 g, which gives zero pitch rate climb angle was between 70 and 80 degrees nose up.

Passing 12 000 feet, the g was further reduced to 0.3 g with a nose up attitude in excess of 80 degrees in order to maintain Mach 0.9 and the aircraft was rotated to the inverted position. Once inverted, g is maintained at 0.2 g until passing 20 000'. At 20 000' the aircraft was rotated to erect flight at approximately 60 degrees nose up and a 2 g rotation to the vertical was commenced, the plan being to pass 30 0000' approaching vertical flight. As 30 000' was passed the focus was shifted to the recovery where supersonic limits and aircraft handling started to become a concern.

We passed the apex altitude going straight up with speed going straight down and a recovery from the vertical was required. If speed went below 200 KIAS, a compressor stall and after burner flameout was probable. In addition, if the speed was insufficient, the aircraft would perform some sort of oscillatory stall and an auto-rotation and spin were quite possible. The rest was rather simple: recover the aircraft, get the engines back on line and get on the ground with fuel that was probably around the 2000 lb mark.

The next problem was FUEL, FUEL, FUEL or rather, the lack of it - just enough to get on the ground with one overshoot if the chute failed. So it was pull 5g and enter a tight spiral to prevent the aircraft from slipping through the sound barrier with engines at idle. Transfer fuel to the number one fuel tank to ensure that there is sufficient fuel if it becomes necessary to shut down the number two engine. The quickest way down was to keep the speed at Mach 0.88 (avoid Mach 0.93 sonic boom speed), fly for the runway for a low altitude pass, break hard onto downwind to get the speed off, gear and flap down with an approach at 170 knots. Pass over the boundary fence at 155 knots and get the chute out on touchdown. Time to breathe as the entire flight should be less than eight minutes.

Just to confirm what I am sure you already know: one afterburner on the Lightning went out quite early and therefore the time to 9 000 m was about 105 seconds, which is sure to be a South African record - but disappointing as the Overberg flight took just 70 seconds to 6000 m and was a better performance.

UCAR 2009

Moments and Milestones: A Day at the Races

By John Miller
UCAR 2009: Menno Parsons and Gavin BransonUCAR 2009: Menno Parsons and Gavin Branson
The words “recreational flying” are rarely, if ever, found in the same sentence with “Boeing 737,” but while two South African aviation enthusiasts, Gavin Branson and Menno Parsons, were having a few beers last August, the combination became strangely plausible.

Branson is the CEO of a charter company, AirQuarius, which owns several Fokker F28 and Boeing 737 passenger jets. Parsons, an electrical engineer, owns a couple of airplanes, including an Aero L-29 Delfin.

Parsons likes to compete in air races, so he was interested to hear that the Rustenburg Flying Club (a small group about 90 minutes from Johannesburg) was organizing a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale-compliant sub-competition, to be held in August 2009. The organizers opened the event to jet aircraft, hoping to attract warbirds. Parsons contemplated entering his L-29: “I thought that I might have a chance of winning if I entered my jet. But on our second or third beer, I suggested to Gavin we enter one of his Boeings. Before I knew it, I heard myself say: ‘I’ll hire the Boeing for the day.’ ”

Branson immediately contacted his chief pilot, Captain Mark Nel. “I’ve never had a request like that before,” says Nel. “Usually it’s a call to do a charter flight into some African country, or to stand by for a posting to a far-flung Middle East contract. Flying a Boeing 737 around a 300-mile course for a flying club event stretched my sense of humour.”

Rustenburg’s runway was too short to accommodate a 737, so Nel and First Officer Hugo van den Berg helicoptered to the airfield to attend the obligatory pilots’ briefing, where they learned the 737 would be competing against a Hawker Hunter, an Aermacchi MB326, and an Aero L-29.

FAI rules usually require that record flights follow an out-and-back routing, but safety considerations dictated a dog leg on the 737’s return lap to avoid air traffic. The change added three miles to the course, but would add only about one percent to the elapsed time—a small penalty for the safety benefit.

A 737’s best speed at 5,000 feet would be Mach 0.64, or 360 knots (415 mph). (The Hawker Hunter, on the other hand, has a maximum speed of 620 knots. Because of this advantage, the aircraft were split into different classes.)

On race day, the 737 departed Lanseria Airport, traveling the 38 miles to Rustenburg in minutes, and lined up with the runway, where Nel and van den Berg swept through the start gate to begin the timed course.

Many on the ground assumed Nel and van den Berg would be hunched over the Boeing’s controls, closely monitoring the flight’s progress and squeezing every knot out of the jet to return to the finish line as quickly as possible. Not so.

“We levelled off at flight level 105, and engaged the autopilot,” Nel says. “Then we asked the cabin crew to bring us a cup of coffee, juice, and a sandwich. We let the autopilot and [flight management system] take us round the course whilst Menno called out landmarks he could see from the cockpit windows. With the turn points programmed into the system, the Boeing flew itself around Bloemhof Dam and Leeudoring and settled nicely onto the return track whilst our cabin crew enjoyed the flight in the business-class cabin.”

Although the Hawker Hunter started the course later, it finished first, completing its run in 37 minutes, 38 seconds. The 737 came in second, crossing the line at 51 minutes, 14 seconds. The Aermacchi MB326 came in third.

After crossing the finish line at low level and completing a pass down the runway, Nel and the crew returned to Lanseria—wrapping up a not-so-routine day at the office.

UCAR 2010

The day finally dawned and the rain gods let up enough and the race was on!

The 2010 on again off again Unlimited Challenge Air Race at Witbank (eMalahleni) was given the green light and it happened as well as expected. Sadly a large number of competitors pulled out literally on Friday night and Saturday morning due mainly to the doubtful weather and the changing of dates.

However, The Witbank hospitality was of its normal high standard and the quality of competitor was outstanding. Some of the highlights were Richard Maier in his deadstick racing King Air, the pocket rockets, the diesel 182 and, of course Ron Wheeldon in the amazing Hunter. Ron and co-pilot Gary Hughes set a new World Record (provisional) at a massive 908km/h. The next record for the Hunter to beat is the 1000km closed circuit record which was set in 1965 at 859 km/h.

It was interesting to see a piston twin nail the King Air as were a number of other interesting results on the day. See below for full results.

The format of the race us simple enough to replicate and, unless people want to make a weekend of it, it can be run on one day which keeps mummy and the kids happy. We would like to see it become a permanent feature on the SAPA calendar and it probably makes sense to have it in August as this fits in with other events as well as the weatherman.

The one thing that we could do with the UCAR is to take it to some of the more weather friendly coastal clubs such as Stellenbosch or Virginia. We could, of course never go to P.E. because even microlights have to be IF rated there.

We all understand that the rules of the UCAR, being weight based, favour the new Tupperware aircraft but the essence and spirit on which the race is based is more of a pub type arm wrestle where the challenge is amongst those who believe they have the faster machine. Then the tricks as to where to place the weight. Whether to use the autopilot or not. What altitude to use on which leg. Does slipstreaming work or is it too bumpy. This is the real fun part of the challenge. The guys who are going for records.............. well that’s good too.

We look forward to seeing a great turnout in August next year.

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Record Requirements

Official Rules and Regulations for the Speed and Altitude Records

Checklist for setting an Aviation Record. These rules apply for both World and South African records

For ease of reference (and downloading) a complete list of all the documentation is included below:

The South African Speed and Altitude records will be run in accordance with Section 2 of the Sporting Code of the FAI.
  • SAPFA has authorised that, for purposes of South African records, aircraft need not be weighed before a record attempt unless the aircraft weight is within 5% of the upper or lower limit of the weight category. Weights per weight and balance, together with confirmed weight of the crew and fuel will be acceptable. Subject to the confirmation by the Official Observer/s.

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Sporting Code - Section 2 Annex 3126.08 KB
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SA Records List

List of South African Speed and Altitude Records.

You can sort the table by clicking the column heading.

Sub-Class Type of Record Record Holder Aeroplane World Record? Status
C1-c - I (Internal combustion) Speed over a recognised course - Pretoria (South Africa) - Kimberley (South Africa) - 291.67 km/h - 24/02/2013 Antony Russell/Pamela Russell Van's RV-10 (ZU-FNI) - 1 Lycoming IO-540-D4A5 (260 hp) Yes - 16750 Current Record
C1-c - I (Internal combustion) Speed over a recognised course - Kimberley (South Africa) - Cape Town (South Africa) - 274.97 km/h - 24/02/2013 Antony Russell/Pamela Russell Van's RV-10 (ZU-FNI) - 1 Lycoming IO-540-D4A5 (260 hp) Yes - 16751 Current Record
C1-c - I (Internal combustion) Speed over a recognised course - Pretoria (South Africa) - Cape Town (South Africa) - 237.84 km/h - 24/02/2013 Antony Russell/Pamela Russell Van's RV-10 (ZU-FNI) - 1 Lycoming IO-540-D4A5 (260 hp) Yes - 16752 Current Record
C1-g - III (Jet) Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres - Johannesburg - Kimberley- Johannesburg (South Africa) - 908.7 km/hr - 20/11/2010 Ron Wheeldon/Gary Hughes Hawker Sideley Hunter T68 (ZS-HUN) - 1 Rolls Royce Avon 207 (10 150lbs) Yes - 16127 Current Record
C1-b - I (Internal combustion) Speed over Recognised Course - Cape Town (South Africa) - Kimberley (South Africa) - 366.7 km/h - 02/09/2010 Mike Davis Osprey GP4 (ZU-CLC) - 1 Aerosport Power IO-375-B1B (195hp) Yes - 16091 Current Record
C1-b - I (Internal combustion) Speed over Recognised Course - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Kimberley (South Africa) - 327.6 km/h - 01/09/2010 Mike Davis Osprey GP4 (ZU-CLC) - 1 Aerosport Power IO-375-B1B (195hp) Yes - 16090 Current Record
C1-b - I (Internal combustion) Speed over Recognised Course - Durban (South Africa) - Johannesburg (South Africa) - 319.0 km/h - 08/08/2010 Mike Davis Osprey GP4 (ZU-CLC) - 1 Aerosport Power IO-375-B1B (195hp) Yes - 16071 Current Record
C1-b - I (Internal combustion) Speed over Recognised Course - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Durban (South Africa) - 314.9 km/h - 07/08/2010 Mike Davis Osprey GP4 (ZU-CLC) - 1 Aerosport Power IO-375-B1B (195hp) Yes - 16070 Current Record
C1-b - I (Internal combustion) Speed over Recognised Course - Cape Town (South Africa) - Johannesburg (South Africa) - 362.5 km/h - 16/01/2010 Mike Davis Osprey GP4 (ZU-CLC) - 1 Aerosport Power IO-375-B1B (195hp) Yes - 15704 Current Record
C1-a - I (Internal combustion) Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres - Rustenberg - Bloemhof - Rustenberg (South Africa) - 281.537 km/hr - 15/08/2009 Ferdi Koekemoer Rand Robinson KR2 (ZS-VYZ) - 1 VW 2.4l, (90hp) No Current Record
C1-c - I (Internal combustion) Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres - Rustenberg - Bloemhof - Rustenberg (South Africa) - 364.348 km/hr - 15/08/2009 Pat Hanley/Frikkie Greeff Mooney Acclaim (ZS-ACC) - 1 TCM IO-550-G (280hp) No Current Record
C1-d - II (Turboprop) Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres - Rustenberg - Bloemhof - Rustenberg (South Africa) - 506.059 km/h - 15/08/2009 Chris Briers/Attie Botha Daher-Socata TBM850 (ZS-BCI) - 1 Pratt & Whitney PT6A-66 (1830 flat rated to 850hp) No Current Record
C1-d - I (Internal combustion) Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres - Rustenberg - Bloemhof - Rustenberg (South Africa) - 366.077 km/h - 15/08/2009 Johan Strashiem/Willie Breytenbach 2 Aerostar 600 (ZS-PDN) - Lycoming IO-540-K1J5 (290hp) No Current Record
C1-l - III (Jet) Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres - Rustenberg - Bloemhof - Rustenberg (South Africa) - 645.012 km/h - 15/08/2009 Mark Nel/Hugo van den Berg Boeing 737 (ZS-GCU) - 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15 (15 000lbs each) No Current Record
C1-b - I (Internal combustion) Speed over Recognised Course - London (United Kingdom) to Brazzaville (Congo) - 257.189km/h - 11/05/2009 Chalkie Stobbart Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC) - 1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp) Yes - 15411 Current Record

Individual Records

1284

World Record - 1284

Number: 
1284
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-q (Landplanes: weight 150,000 kg to less than 200,000 kg)
Group: 
III (Jet)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
London (UK) - Cape Town (South Africa)
Performance: 
1 192.73 km/h
Date: 
28/03/1985
Record Holder: 
Brian Walpole
Nationality: 
UK
Aeroplane: 
Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde (G-BOAC)
Engine: 
4 Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 (38050 lbs each)
World Record?: 
Yes
Status: 
Current Record

SA001

The Story of this record

Number: 
SA001
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-h (Landplanes: weight 12,000 kg to less than 16,000 kg)
Group: 
III (Jet)
Type of Record: 
Time to climb to 6 000m
Course/Location: 
Overberg, South Africa
Performance: 
00:01:10
Date: 
26/11/2005
Record Holder: 
Dave Stock
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
English Electric Lightning T5 (ZU-BEX)
Engine: 
2 Rolls Royce Avon 302 (16 300lbs)
World Record?: 
No
Status: 
Current Record

SA002

The Story of this record

Number: 
SA002
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-h (Landplanes: weight 12,000 kg to less than 16,000 kg)
Group: 
III (Jet)
Type of Record: 
Time to Climb to 9 000m
Course/Location: 
Ysterplaat, South Africa
Performance: 
00:01:43
Date: 
03/12/2005
Record Holder: 
Dave Stock
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
English Electric Lightning T5 (ZU-BEX)
Engine: 
2 Rolls Royce Avon 302 (16 300lbs)
World Record?: 
No
Status: 
Current Record

SA004a

Number: 
SA004a
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-f (Landplanes: weight 6,000 kg to less than 9,000 kg)
Group: 
III (Jet)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Cape Town (South Africa) - Johannesburg (South Africa)
Performance: 
900.01 km/h
Date: 
21/09/2006
Record Holder: 
Terry Redman/Charles Laverty
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Bomabdier Learjet 60 (ZS-GSG)
Engine: 
2 Pratt & Whitney PW305A (4 600lbs)
World Record?: 
Yes - 14160
Status: 
Current Record

SA004b

Number: 
SA004b
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-f (Landplanes: weight 6,000 kg to less than 9,000 kg)
Group: 
III (Jet)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Johannesburg (South Africa) - Cape Town (South Africa)
Performance: 
794.63 km/h
Date: 
21/09/2006
Record Holder: 
Terry Redman/Charles Laverty
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Bomabdier Learjet 60 (ZS-GSG)
Engine: 
2 Pratt & Whitney PW305A (4 600lbs)
World Record?: 
Yes - 14161
Status: 
Current Record

SA004c

World Record - 14162

Number: 
SA004c
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-f (Landplanes: weight 6,000 kg to less than 9,000 kg)
Group: 
III (Jet)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Cape Town (South Africa) - Johannesburg (South Africa) Round trip
Performance: 
711.41 km/h
Date: 
21/09/2006
Record Holder: 
Terry Redman/Charles Laverty
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Bomabdier Learjet 60 (ZS-GSG)
Engine: 
2 Pratt & Whitney PW305A (4 600lbs)
World Record?: 
Yes - 14162
Status: 
Current Record

SA006

World Record - 14367

Number: 
SA006
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Bloemfontein (South Africa) - Pretoria (South Africa)
Performance: 
202.69 km/h
Date: 
10/12/2006
Record Holder: 
Hans Schwebel
Nationality: 
Geman
Aeroplane: 
Cessna C150
Engine: 
1 Continental O-320 (160 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 14367
Status: 
Current Record

SA007a

World Record - 14501

Number: 
SA007a
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Pretoria (South Africa) - Bloemfontein (South Africa)
Performance: 
308.29 km/h
Date: 
08/03/2007
Record Holder: 
Jan Hanekom
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Van's RV-7A (ZU-JAD)
Engine: 
1 Superior XPIO360 (180)
World Record?: 
Yes - 14501
Status: 
Current Record

SA007b

World Record - 14502

Number: 
SA007b
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Bloemfontein (South Africa) - George (South Africa)
Performance: 
306.42 km/h
Date: 
08/03/2007
Record Holder: 
Jan Hanekom
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Van's RV-7A (ZU-JAD)
Engine: 
1 Superior XPIO360 (180)
World Record?: 
Yes - 14052
Status: 
Current Record

SA007c

World Record - 14503

Number: 
SA007c
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Pretoria (South Africa) - George (South Africa)
Performance: 
306.18 km/h
Date: 
08/03/2007
Record Holder: 
Jan Hanekom
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Van's RV-7A (ZU-JAD)
Engine: 
1 Superior XPIO360 (180)
World Record?: 
Yes - 14503
Status: 
Current Record

SA008

World Record - 14725

Number: 
SA008
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Kimberley (South Africa) - Johannesburg (South Africa)
Performance: 
341.18 km/h
Date: 
13/07/2007
Record Holder: 
George Brink
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Van's RV-4 (ZU-RVF)
Engine: 
1 Continental IO-360 (200 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 14725
Status: 
Current Record

SA009

World Record - 15061

Number: 
SA009
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-c (Landplanes: weight 1,000 kg to less than 1,750 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Pretoria (South Africa) - Bloemfontein (South Africa)
Performance: 
320.55 km/h
Date: 
18/05/2008
Record Holder: 
Chris Booysen
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Cessna C210 (ZS-MOR)
Engine: 
1 Continental IO 540 (300 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15061
Status: 
Current Record

SA010

World Record - 15062

Number: 
SA010
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Bloemfontein (South Africa)- Port Elizabeth (South Africa)
Performance: 
312.54 km/h
Date: 
18/05/2008
Record Holder: 
Chris Booysen
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Cessna C210 (ZS-MOR)
Engine: 
1 Continental IO 540 (300 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15062
Status: 
Current Record

SA012

Number: 
SA012
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Altitude
Course/Location: 
Lichtenburg South Africa (FALI)
Performance: 
8 594m
Date: 
26/08/2008
Record Holder: 
Chris van Hoof
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Cozy Mk IV (ZU-CZZ)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO360-A2A (200hp)
World Record?: 
No
Status: 
Current Record

SA013

Number: 
SA013
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Altitude in Horizontal Flight
Course/Location: 
Lichtenburg South Africa (FALI)
Performance: 
8 594m
Date: 
26/08/2008
Record Holder: 
Chris van Hoof
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Cozy Mk IV (ZU-CZZ)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO360-A2A (200hp)
World Record?: 
No
Status: 
Current Record

SA014

Number: 
SA014
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Time to Climb to 3 000m
Course/Location: 
Lichtenburg South Africa (FALI)
Performance: 
00:37:13
Date: 
26/08/2008
Record Holder: 
Chris van Hoof
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Cozy Mk IV (ZU-CZZ)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO360-A2A (200hp)
World Record?: 
No
Status: 
Past Record

SA015

Number: 
SA015
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Time to Climb to 6 000m
Course/Location: 
Lichtenburg South Africa (FALI)
Performance: 
01:03:39
Date: 
26/08/2008
Record Holder: 
Chris van Hoof
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Cozy Mk IV (ZU-CZZ)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO360-A2A (200hp)
World Record?: 
No
Status: 
Current Record

SA016

Number: 
SA016
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Time to Climb to 3 000m
Course/Location: 
Rustenberg (South Africa)
Performance: 
00:11:16
Date: 
23/06/2008
Record Holder: 
Chris Booysen
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Van's RV-7A (ZU-MER)
Engine: 
1 Superior XPIO360 (180)
World Record?: 
No
Status: 
Current Record

SA017

World Record - 15120

Number: 
SA017
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Pretoria (South Africa) to Port Elizabeth (South Africa)
Performance: 
276.687km/h
Date: 
10/08/2008
Record Holder: 
Chris Booysen
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Van's RV-7A (ZU-MER)
Engine: 
1 Superior XPIO360 (180)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15120
Status: 
Current Record

SA018

World Record - 15399

Number: 
SA018
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Cape Town (South Africa) to Brazzaville (Congo)
Performance: 
335.502km/h
Date: 
08/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15399
Status: 
Current Record

SA019

World Record - 15400

Number: 
SA019
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Brazzaville (Congo) to Kano (Nigeria)
Performance: 
333.01km/h
Date: 
08/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15400
Status: 
Current Record

SA020

World Record - 15401

Number: 
SA020
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Kano (Nigeria) to Algiers (Algeria)
Performance: 
320.319km/h
Date: 
09/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15401
Status: 
Current Record

SA021

World Record - 15402

Number: 
SA021
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Algiers (Algeria) to London (United Kingdom)
Performance: 
317.793km/h
Date: 
09/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15402
Status: 
Current Record

SA022

World Record - 15403

Number: 
SA022
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Cape Town (South Africa) to Kano (Nigeria)
Performance: 
293.132km/h
Date: 
08/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15403
Status: 
Current Record

SA023

World Record - 15404

Number: 
SA023
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Cape Town (South Africa) to Algiers (Algeria)
Performance: 
275.333km/h
Date: 
09/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15404
Status: 
Current Record

SA024

World Record - 15405

Number: 
SA024
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Cape Town (South Africa) to London (United Kingdom)
Performance: 
263.313km/h
Date: 
09/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15405
Status: 
Current Record

SA025

World Record - 15317

Number: 
SA025
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Johannesburg (South Africa) to Durban (South Africa)
Performance: 
186.957km/h
Date: 
08/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Frank Eckard
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Cessna C172 (ZS-MOC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming O-320 (160 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15317
Status: 
Past Record

SA026

World Record - 15318

Number: 
SA026
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Durban (South Africa) to Johannesburg (South Africa)
Performance: 
176.806km/h
Date: 
11/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Frank Eckard
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Cessna C172 (ZS-MOC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming O-320 (160 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15318
Status: 
Past Record

SA027

World Record - 15406

Number: 
SA027
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
London (United Kingdom) to Algiers (Algeria)
Performance: 
301.177km/h
Date: 
10/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15406
Status: 
Current Record

SA028

World Record - 15407

Number: 
SA028
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Algiers (Algeria) to Kano (Nigeria)
Performance: 
315.389km/h
Date: 
10/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15407
Status: 
Current Record

SA029

World Record - 15408

Number: 
SA029
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Kano (Nigeria) to Brazzaville (Congo)
Performance: 
325.01km/h
Date: 
11/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15408
Status: 
Current Record

SA030

World Record - 15409

Number: 
SA030
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Brazzaville (Congo) to Cape Town (South Africa)
Performance: 
344.648km/h
Date: 
11/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15409
Status: 
Current Record

SA031

World Record - 15410

Number: 
SA031
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
London (United Kingdom) to Kano (Nigeria)
Performance: 
272.118km/h
Date: 
10/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15410
Status: 
Current Record

SA032

World Record - 15411

Number: 
SA032
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
London (United Kingdom) to Brazzaville (Congo)
Performance: 
257.189km/h
Date: 
11/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15411
Status: 
Current Record

SA033

World Record - 15412

Number: 
SA033
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
London (United Kingdom) to Cape Town (South Africa)
Performance: 
265.873km/h
Date: 
11/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15412
Status: 
Past Record

SA034

World Record - 14413

Number: 
SA034
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course (Round Trip)
Course/Location: 
Cape Town (South Africa) to London (United Kingdom)
Performance: 
220.829km/h
Date: 
11/05/2009
Record Holder: 
Chalkie Stobbart
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15413
Status: 
Current Record

SA035

Number: 
SA035
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-a (Landplanes: weight 300 kg to less than 500 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres
Course/Location: 
Rustenberg - Bloemhof - Rustenberg (South Africa)
Performance: 
281.537 km/hr
Date: 
15/08/2009
Record Holder: 
Ferdi Koekemoer
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Rand Robinson KR2 (ZS-VYZ)
Engine: 
1 VW 2.4l, (90hp)
World Record?: 
No
Status: 
Current Record

SA038

Number: 
SA038
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-c (Landplanes: weight 1,000 kg to less than 1,750 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres
Course/Location: 
Rustenberg - Bloemhof - Rustenberg (South Africa)
Performance: 
364.348 km/hr
Date: 
15/08/2009
Record Holder: 
Pat Hanley/Frikkie Greeff
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Mooney Acclaim (ZS-ACC)
Engine: 
1 TCM IO-550-G (280hp)
World Record?: 
No
Status: 
Current Record

SA039

Number: 
SA039
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-d (Landplanes: weight 1,750 kg to less than 3,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres
Course/Location: 
Rustenberg - Bloemhof - Rustenberg (South Africa)
Performance: 
366.077 km/h
Date: 
15/08/2009
Record Holder: 
Johan Strashiem/Willie Breytenbach
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
2 Aerostar 600 (ZS-PDN)
Engine: 
Lycoming IO-540-K1J5 (290hp)
World Record?: 
No
Status: 
Current Record

SA041

Number: 
SA041
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-d (Landplanes: weight 1,750 kg to less than 3,000 kg)
Group: 
II (Turboprop)
Type of Record: 
Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres
Course/Location: 
Rustenberg - Bloemhof - Rustenberg (South Africa)
Performance: 
506.059 km/h
Date: 
15/08/2009
Record Holder: 
Chris Briers/Attie Botha
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Daher-Socata TBM850 (ZS-BCI)
Engine: 
1 Pratt & Whitney PT6A-66 (1830 flat rated to 850hp)
World Record?: 
No
Status: 
Current Record

SA042

Number: 
SA042
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-g (Landplanes: weight 9,000 kg to less than 12,000 kg)
Group: 
III (Jet)
Type of Record: 
Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres
Course/Location: 
Rustenberg - Bloemhof - Rustenberg (South Africa)
Performance: 
877.732 km/hr
Date: 
15/08/2009
Record Holder: 
Ron Wheeldon/Gary Hughes
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Hawker Sideley Hunter T68 (ZS-HUN)
Engine: 
1 Rolls Royce Avon 207 (10 150lbs)
World Record?: 
No
Status: 
Past Record

SA044

Number: 
SA044
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-l (Landplanes: weight 35,000 kg to less than 45,000 kg)
Group: 
III (Jet)
Type of Record: 
Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres
Course/Location: 
Rustenberg - Bloemhof - Rustenberg (South Africa)
Performance: 
645.012 km/h
Date: 
15/08/2009
Record Holder: 
Mark Nel/Hugo van den Berg
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Boeing 737 (ZS-GCU)
Engine: 
2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15 (15 000lbs each)
World Record?: 
No
Status: 
Current Record

SA045

Number: 
SA045
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Cape Town (South Africa) - Johannesburg (South Africa)
Performance: 
362.5 km/h
Date: 
16/01/2010
Record Holder: 
Mike Davis
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Aerosport Power IO-375-B1B (195hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 15704
Status: 
Current Record

SA046

Number: 
SA046
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Johannesburg (South Africa) - Durban (South Africa)
Performance: 
314.9 km/h
Date: 
07/08/2010
Record Holder: 
Mike Davis
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Aerosport Power IO-375-B1B (195hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 16070
Status: 
Current Record

SA047

Number: 
SA047
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Durban (South Africa) - Johannesburg (South Africa)
Performance: 
319.0 km/h
Date: 
08/08/2010
Record Holder: 
Mike Davis
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Aerosport Power IO-375-B1B (195hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 16071
Status: 
Current Record

SA048

Number: 
SA048
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Johannesburg (South Africa) - Kimberley (South Africa)
Performance: 
327.6 km/h
Date: 
01/09/2010
Record Holder: 
Mike Davis
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Aerosport Power IO-375-B1B (195hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 16090
Status: 
Current Record

SA049

Number: 
SA049
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-b (Landplanes: weight 500 kg to less than 1,000 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over Recognised Course
Course/Location: 
Cape Town (South Africa) - Kimberley (South Africa)
Performance: 
366.7 km/h
Date: 
02/09/2010
Record Holder: 
Mike Davis
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Osprey GP4 (ZU-CLC)
Engine: 
1 Aerosport Power IO-375-B1B (195hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 16091
Status: 
Current Record

SA050

Number: 
SA050
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-g (Landplanes: weight 9,000 kg to less than 12,000 kg)
Group: 
III (Jet)
Type of Record: 
Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres
Course/Location: 
Johannesburg - Kimberley- Johannesburg (South Africa)
Performance: 
908.7 km/hr
Date: 
20/11/2010
Record Holder: 
Ron Wheeldon/Gary Hughes
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Hawker Sideley Hunter T68 (ZS-HUN)
Engine: 
1 Rolls Royce Avon 207 (10 150lbs)
World Record?: 
Yes - 16127
Status: 
Current Record

SA051

Number: 
SA051
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-c (Landplanes: weight 1,000 kg to less than 1,750 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over a recognised course
Course/Location: 
Pretoria (South Africa) - Kimberley (South Africa)
Performance: 
291.67 km/h
Date: 
24/02/2013
Record Holder: 
Antony Russell/Pamela Russell
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Van's RV-10 (ZU-FNI)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-540-D4A5 (260 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 16750
Status: 
Current Record

SA052

Number: 
SA052
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-c (Landplanes: weight 1,000 kg to less than 1,750 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over a recognised course
Course/Location: 
Kimberley (South Africa) - Cape Town (South Africa)
Performance: 
274.97 km/h
Date: 
24/02/2013
Record Holder: 
Antony Russell/Pamela Russell
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Van's RV-10 (ZU-FNI)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-540-D4A5 (260 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 16751
Status: 
Current Record

SA053

Number: 
SA053
Class: 
C (Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: 
C1-c (Landplanes: weight 1,000 kg to less than 1,750 kg)
Group: 
I (Internal combustion)
Type of Record: 
Speed over a recognised course
Course/Location: 
Pretoria (South Africa) - Cape Town (South Africa)
Performance: 
237.84 km/h
Date: 
24/02/2013
Record Holder: 
Antony Russell/Pamela Russell
Nationality: 
South African
Aeroplane: 
Van's RV-10 (ZU-FNI)
Engine: 
1 Lycoming IO-540-D4A5 (260 hp)
World Record?: 
Yes - 16752
Status: 
Current Record

SA Records List - past

List of South African Speed and Altitude Records.

You can sort the table by clicking the column heading.

Sub-Class Type of Record Record Holder Aeroplane World Record? Status
C1-g - III (Jet) Speed over a Closed Course of 500 kilometres - Rustenberg - Bloemhof - Rustenberg (South Africa) - 877.732 km/hr - 15/08/2009 Ron Wheeldon/Gary Hughes Hawker Sideley Hunter T68 (ZS-HUN) - 1 Rolls Royce Avon 207 (10 150lbs) No Past Record
C1-b - I (Internal combustion) Speed over Recognised Course - London (United Kingdom) to Cape Town (South Africa) - 265.873km/h - 11/05/2009 Chalkie Stobbart Osprey GP 4 (ZU-CLC) - 1 Lycoming IO-375 (195 hp) Yes - 15412 Past Record
C1-b - I (Internal combustion) Speed over Recognised Course - Durban (South Africa) to Johannesburg (South Africa) - 176.806km/h - 11/05/2009 Frank Eckard Cessna C172 (ZS-MOC) - 1 Lycoming O-320 (160 hp) Yes - 15318 Past Record
C1-b - I (Internal combustion) Speed over Recognised Course - Johannesburg (South Africa) to Durban (South Africa) - 186.957km/h - 08/05/2009 Frank Eckard Cessna C172 (ZS-MOC) - 1 Lycoming O-320 (160 hp) Yes - 15317 Past Record
C1-b - I (Internal combustion) Time to Climb to 3 000m - Lichtenburg South Africa (FALI) - 00:37:13 - 26/08/2008 Chris van Hoof Cozy Mk IV (ZU-CZZ) - 1 Lycoming IO360-A2A (200hp) No Past Record
C1-b - I (Internal combustion) Speed over Recognised Course - Pretoria (South Africa) - Bloemfontein (South Africa) - 212.04 km/h - 08/12/2006 Ron Stirk Yes Past Record