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Helicopter General Knowledge Quiz

In what year was the helicopter invented?

Attempts to create a working helicopters can be traced back to the 15th century, but the first working prototype was created in 1939.

Who invented the first working helicopter?

The first working prototype helicopter, was the VS-300, invented by Igor Sikorsky.

What is the fastest speed ever flown in a helicopter?

The official helicopter FAI speed record is 249.09 mph. The record was set by John Eggington in a Westland Lynx demonstrator helicopter in 1986.

Which helicopter pilot was the first to circumnavigate the globe via both poles?

Jennifer Murray circumnavigated the globe via both poles with Co-Pilot Colin Bodill. The trip overflew 25 countries, and took 171 days to complete.

What is the highest altitude ever achieved in a helicopter?

Jean Boulet of France achieved 40,820 feet on June 21, 1972 in single turboshaft SA 315B Lama, which had been stripped down to reduce weight.

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