WORLD SPEED RECORD FOR UK PILOT
PUBLISHED: 18:05 18 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:54 10 October 2012
Businessman flies SR22 between Coventry and Budapest
ATTILA Balogh has set three new world speed records between Coventry and Budapest in a single engine aeroplane. Taking off from Coventry Airport on Sunday 27 July at 8:15am local time, he landed in Budapest at 4:09pm local time to a cheering group of supporters including family and friends, taking just six hours and 54 minutes to complete the flight. A fuel stop in Egelsbach, near Frankfurt allowed him to set three records in total: 1) Coventry to Budapest in 6 hours and 54 minutes 2) Coventry to Frankfurt in 2 hours and 49 minutes and 3) Frankfurt to Budapest in 2 hours and 58 minutes. Attila said upon landing, “It has been really exciting setting these new world records; I could not have achieved them without the support of family, friends, and sponsors. I’d like to thank everyone who supported this adventure, especially Coventry Airport, Pooleys flight equipment, Sennheiser and RGV Aviation”.The flight was made in a Cirrus SR22 aircraft with an average ground speed of over 150 knots / 172 mph / 276 kph.