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World Altitude Record

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).

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale  – World Air Sports Federation

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MUSTANG International Article

CITATION Jet Pilots Article

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