Eclectic Curiosity

Accomplishment and Precedent

Posted on June 5th, 2005, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

Just 52 years after Tenzing Norgay’s and Edmund Hillary’s ascent, the summit of Mount Everest has now been reached by helicopter. On May 24, a serial Ecureuil/AStar AS 350 B3 piloted by the French Eurocopter X-test pilot Didier Delsalle landed at 8,850 meters (29,035ft), the absolute highest altitude landing ever.

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