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Old 11th Oct 2013, 19:21
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Jhieminga
 
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In a thread on my website's forum we've been discussing VC10 records and when going through the FAI database I found these three:
FAI Record File Num #5386 Direct Link
Status: ratified - current record
Region: World
Class: C (Powered Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: C-1p (Landplanes: take off weight 100 000 to 150 000 kg)
Category: Not applicable
Group: 3 : turbo-jet
Type of record: Speed over a recognised course
Performance: 827.55 km/h
Date: 1987-12-22
Course/Location: Ascension Island - London (United Kingdom)
Claimant John Knapp (GBR)
Aeroplane: BAe (British Aerospace) VC-10C Mk1 (XV-109)
Engines: 4 Rolls Royce Conway

FAI Record File Num #16403 Direct Link
Status: ratified - current record
Region: World
Class: C (Powered Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: C-1p (Landplanes: take off weight 100 000 to 150 000 kg)
Category: Not applicable
Group: 3 : turbo-jet
Type of record: Speed over a recognised course
Performance: 848.08 km/h
Date: 1987-12-20
Course/Location: London (United Kingdom) - Port Stanley (Falklands UK)
Claimant Chris Lumb (GBR)
Aeroplane: BAe (British Aerospace) VC-10C Mk1
Engines: 4 Rolls Royce Conway

FAI Record File Num #16401 Direct Link
Status: ratified - current record
Region: World
Class: C (Powered Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: C-1p (Landplanes: take off weight 100 000 to 150 000 kg)
Category: Not applicable
Group: 3 : turbo-jet
Type of record: Speed over a recognised course
Performance: 824.35 km/h
Date: 1987-12-19
Course/Location: London (United Kingdom) - Ascension Island
Claimant John Halstead (GBR)
Aeroplane: BAe (British Aerospace) VC-10C Mk1
Engines: 4 Rolls Royce Conway
On the Bruntingthorpe Aviation site they state that XR808 is "holder of the Blue Ribband for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a sub-sonic aircraft." We've been trying to confirm this but are unable to find more about this record. Anyone with more info about the above records or XR808's achievement?

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