On May 23, 2013 Doug Matthews set several aeronautical records at the controls of his P-51D Mustang “The Rebel”. The records included time to reach altitudes of 9,000 m (approx. 30,000 ft, reached in 18 minutes) and 12,000 m (approx. 40,000 ft, in 31 minutes), as well as altitude records: 40,100 ft in level flight and 42,500 ft of maximum altitude. These records are were approved by the U.S. National Aeronautics Association (NAA) and the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).