Talk:Flight distance record

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How does it take 22 hours in a B777 to get from Hong Kong to London? Does the Endurance record section need a cleanup? Adaros 09:41, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

The 777-200LR flew "the long way" from Hong Kong to London, going over the Pacific, Americas, then Atlantic rather than the direct route over Asia. Ryanmac06 06:38, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

The 777-200LR entry says it took 22 hours and 22 minutes, whereas on the 777 page, it says it took 22 hours 42 minutes. It would be nice to reconcile this. 66.65.51.40 (talk) 22:59, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Overlooked distance record?[edit]

There was a record breaking flight by Three vickers Wellesly aircraft from o5/11/38 to 07/11/38. Two of the three aircraft involved flew from Ismailia in Egypt to Darwin in N Australia. 7,162 miles, 11,526 Km. One aircraft landed in Timor (Koepang), owing to fuel shortage. The two successful crews were (1)S/L R Kellet, Flt/Lt R Gething, Plt/Off M Gaine (2) Flt/Lt A Combe, Flt/Lt B Burnett, Sgt H Gray, Should this be added? Fitter2 08:36, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

[This page about a Japanese plane http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/koukenE.html] seems to contradict both the 1937 and the 1938 record in total distance. I added the Koken, but am not sure if the other 2 shorter and later records still stand. Maybe an expert can chime in on this for us, here?Brian0324 (talk) 18:02, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
The Koken record was Distance over a Closed Circuit - the Wellesley record was distance in a staight line.Nigel Ish (talk) 17:12, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Where is Alcock & Brown's record, or NC4? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.195.155.202 (talk) 18:28, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

There are a lot of missing records - if you have references to missing ones, then please add - note however that well known flights such as NC-1 were not necessarily official world records.Nigel Ish (talk) 19:19, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Reinserting Gustave Whitehead into the table[edit]

There is enough evidence for Whitehead's flight to keep it in the table. See all other articles about early aeroplanes. If flights which ended in a crash, like Wright brothers first flights, count we should also insert the earlier Pittsburgh flight made by Whitehead. The first controlled flights made by the Wright brothers happened in 1905, after a radical re-design of their plane. All earlier flights had problems with pitch, up and down, up and down, and ended in crashes. They said themselves in september 1905 that they finally had built a plane which could land undamaged and without jeopardizing the life of the pilot. Whitehead had built and flown a plane in 1901 which was safe and stable and several times landed undamaged both on land and water. (Roger Johansson) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.249.177.148 (talk) 09:53, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

"Commercial" distance records[edit]

The table now in the article needs to be split into two lists: a list of the longest nonstop flights in scheduled airline service (which is where the two Singapore flights belong) and a list of the longest one-time near-zero-payload flights made by airliners, which is where the 777 flight belongs. For instance, in the 1970s the longest scheduled nonstop flights were around 12000 km, California to Sydney, but Boeing flew a 747SP Seattle to Cape Town, 16000+ km, setting a record for one-time flights. Similar differences in other eras. Tim Zukas (talk) 21:34, 9 September 2010 (UTC)