ALTITUDE RECORDS




(Highest Flying Plane)

Accomplishments, history, specifications, pictures and sounds of altitude record setting highest flying plane and planes, plus a radio control airplane guide.

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Highest flying piston multi engine aircraft while carrying a 1,000 kg. payload (47,910 ft.): B-29

Highest flying piston single engine aircraft (56,046 ft.): Ca.161

Highest flying float plane (44,429 ft.): Ca.161 Idro

Highest flying cargo aircraft with 88,200 lb. payload (43,830 ft.): C-17

Highest flying helicopter (40,820 ft.): SA-315 Lama

Highest flying turbine helicopter with 2,000 kg. payload (28,743 ft.): CH-54/S-64

Highest flying piston multi-engine drone (67,028 ft.): Condor

Highest flying single engine turboprop (53,574 ft.): Egrett

Highest flying jet fighter seaplane (54,800 ft.): F2Y

Highest flying zoom flight of a U.S. jet aircraft (103,389 ft.): F-104

Highest flying electric propeller aircraft (96,863 ft.): Helios

High flying absolute zoom flight of a manned jet aircraft (123,523.58 ft.): MiG-25

Highest flying four engine jet seaplane bomber (40,000 ft.): P6M

Highest flying manned balloon (127,851 ft.):  Red Bull Stratos

Highest flying rocket plane while transporting two passengers (367,441 ft.): SpaceShipOne

Highest flying sustained horizontal flight (85,069 ft.): SR-71

Highest flying twin pusher prop (60,897 ft.): Strato 2C

Highest flying rocket plane taking off from the ground (79,452 ft.): Sud-Ouest Trident II

Highest flying single engine piloted aircraft (68,700 ft.): U-2

Highest flying manned aircraft (354,199 ft.):  X-15

Highest flying unpowered glider (76,124 ft.)  Perlan II

Highest flying drone aircraft (110,000 ft.): X-43A

Highest flying kite (16,009 ft.): 12 sq. meter DT delta