48 States, 12 Days, 1 Pilot, and 1 Guiness World Record

Nicola Tims
July 14, 2020

As a trained musician, an accomplished gymnast and world record holder - Yosuke Chatmaleerat’s achievements speak for themselves.

His latest accomplishment - Yosuke holds the Guiness world record for the fastest to journey by helicopter, through 48 contiguous US states!

Yosuke wanted to become a pilot because he valued the feeling of flying. This passion, coupled with having instructors and a flying school that prioritise safety and maintenance, motivated him to help complete his license.

He didn’t just stop there - he wanted to bring awareness to the helicopter pilots in the industry, as they make up only 5% of the total pilot population.

“The key for a record attempt on this large of a scale was ‘Less is More’. Because the record was to be attempted by a single pilot, the simpler and the less workload, the better." 
"First, I planned a simple route through all 48 states with the least zig-zagging. Then, I jotted down all the stops that would allow enough fuel between flights, taking into consideration possible headwinds, airport classes, available amenities and ground lights.”

Read the original article here.

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Images courtesy of Guinness World Records via Ivan Wong, Ghyrn Loveness

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