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Setting the Record Straight

Business jet attempts to surpass world distance and speed record.

Ardenbrook, Inc. to Attempt Flight Distance Record in 6614 – 13,228 pound Weight Class.

National Aeronautic Association asks pilot to attempt new record for this class.

HAYWARD , CA (PRWeb) November 1, 2006 – In the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 1st , pilots Matt Brooks and Alan Cirino will attempt to set the record for distance in the 6614 – 13,228 pound Weight Class and concurrently for speed between the West Coast and East Coast. The aircraft will leave from the Hayward Executive Airport, and head east.
Ardenbrook, Inc. has already carved a proud record into the Aviation History Books. In May of 2004, a flight crew headed by Matt Brooks set a Round the World record “West Bound” for the weight class listed above in his Cessna Citation 501 FJ44 Eagle II.

The National Aeronautic Association recently queried Brooks as to whether he had any interest in attempting the previously-unset record of the greatest distance flown between two points. After the distance flight, Brooks and Cirino will reposition the aircraft to Lincoln, NE and plan on attempting three more records: (1) Time to Climb (without payload) to 3000 meters (9842 feet), (2) Closed Circuit Course - 1000 km (539.9 miles), and (3) Closed Circuit Course - 2000 km (1079 miles).

The flight is sponsored by the NAA, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., Williams International, LLC., and Mather


About Setting Records

NAA (National Aeronautic Association) encourages pilots of all levels of experience to set records—dozens of records are established each year. National and world records can be set in any type of aircraft and for a variety of different tasks—including altitude, speed and distance. Airplane records are classified by engine-type and aircraft weight, making it possible for a variety of aviators—even pilots owning small single-engine planes--to establish a national or world mark.
Many of aviation's early heroes once held aviation world records at some point in their careers—the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, just to name a few. Many of today's aviation greats hold records that still stand&mdas