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SA Records List - past

List of South African Speed and Altitude Records.

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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

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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