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Thread: World Speed Record Broken - Steadfast Will Whiteside

  1. #41
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    Default Re: World Speed Record Broken - Streadfast Will Whiteside

    Who is the official keeper of aircraft records? FIA? I'm new to aircraft records.

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    Default Re: World Speed Record Broken - Streadfast Will Whiteside

    Guys, thanks for the support. It was my honor to set the record and practice for higher speeds. Its tricky flying, demanding flying and really fun to race the clock.
    I prefer the Reno racecourse but its still a race! My crew is superb and really made the event a smooth one.
    Thank you for all of your kind words, we do this for lots of reasons and the fans are a big part of that.
    Thanks again
    Will Whiteside

    Friends/Crew:
    Larry Childs Crew Chief
    Johnny Maloney pilot
    Mike Stephens
    Chris Seppeler
    Bryan Lee
    Bill Whitlatch
    Don Mcmullin Sponsor and
    CJ Stephens Technical Advisor
    Mark Kandianis Sponsor of event.
    Last edited by Whiteside; 10-15-2011 at 10:14 AM.

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    Default Re: World Speed Record Broken - Streadfast Will Whiteside

    Congrats to Will and the whole team! Wearing my 5 year old Steadfast T-shirt right now as I sit in Turlock CA at a family gathering. When I get back to Santa Rosa I sure would like to represent with a new shirt as I'm about to be wearing a holy rag(pun intended). Any chance of a new run to support the team?

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    Default Re: World Speed Record Broken - Streadfast Will Whiteside

    It's great to see another fast Yak coming of age so to speak.
    This is just the way Bob Yancy did it in Czech Mate when it was still Perestroika. Started out about 380-390 or so in 1987 or 88 and got a bit faster each year till it began passing planes in the Gold race.
    Congratulations Will and crew!

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    Default Re: World Speed Record Broken - Streadfast Will Whiteside

    Thanks Will, you have really inspired me!! time to get flying!!

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    Default Re: Will Whiteside and Steadfast Speed Record Info Here

    Quote Originally Posted by sandramore View Post
    My condolences, Will, knowing you're stuck in Elko... I hope you get unstuck from that place soon and have a safe trip home.
    Now, Sandra, I have to take offense to your comment about Elko! It happens to be my home town and a great place to live. I am sorry you apparently don't see it that way, but for a lot of us here in Northeastern Nevada, Elko is a great place to be and a great place to be from!

    My only wish is that I had been on duty here at the airport firehouse the day Will was broke down and "stuck in Elko". I would have drove my big, green firetruck across the ramp to welcome him to our little town and see if I could help in any way.

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    Default Re: World Speed Record Broken - Streadfast Will Whiteside

    Here is a link to a video of the RECORD BREAKING event...

    http://vimeo.com/principalphoto/steadfast

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    Default Re: World Speed Record Broken - Streadfast Will Whiteside

    What an amazing video!

    Don

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    Default Re: World Speed Record Broken - Streadfast Will Whiteside

    More to come...

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    Default Re: World Speed Record Broken - Streadfast Will Whiteside

    Will Whiteside flying Steadfast is being honored by NAA on March 13th for 3km record flight.

    Washington, DC, January 31, 2012 -- The National Aeronautic Association (NAA), as the official record keeper for United States aviation and space, each year tracks dozens of world and national record attempts. New U.S. records are certified and those qualifying as world records are then ratified with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the world air sports federation. At the end of each year, under the direction of the Contest and Records Department, a list of the "most memorable" is created. Here is the list for 2011

    Speed Over a Three Kilometer Course: 416 mph
    (record for piston airplanes weighing 3,858 < 6,614 lbs)
    In a series of four low passes along runway 8-26 at Wendover, Utah, Will Whiteside flew an average speed of 416 mph in his Yak-3. His flight on October 11 beat the previous record of
    304 mph set in 2002.


    Reference NAA web site for details of others being honored.

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