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Four Corners Flight America will be attempting to set multiple FAI aviation world speed records.
FAI is the world air sports federation, founded in 1905. It is a non-governmental and non-profit making international organisation with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide. Some of the first records in aviation were registered as far back as 1906 by FAI. Some of the greatest feats in aeronautics and astronautics have been put in the books of FAI.

The aim is to set new ‘speed over recognised course record’ and these may be flown between any two cities and/or geographical features designated for that purpose by the National Airsport Control Organisations of the countries in which they are situated.

As pilot Steve Wood is a British citizen the record attempts will be overseen by the Royal Aero Club in cooperation with the FAI nominated aviation authority for the other countries involved -

Canada - Aero Club of Canada

USA - NAA- National Aeronautic Association of the United States

Whilst the route for the 2007 Four Corners Flight America is broadly the same as in 2005, - see: http://www.600fy.com - the aim is to get the flight into the aviation record books by attempting:

* To set at least 10 new FAI aviation world speed records
* To set an aviation world speed record for the shortest city to city distance
* To set two international transcontinental aviation world speed records between the Bahamas and Atlantic coast of America, and the Pacific coast of the USA, and between the Pacific coast of America and the Atlantic coast of Canada


Steve is now officially a World Record Holder as on 19 October 2007 he received three official FAI ‘Diplome de Record du Monde’ (world record diploma) for the international world speed records he flew on the 21 and 22 May, 2007.

These Class C1b world speed records were awarded for international flights from:

* London to New York - speed of 257.7 km/h
* London to Detroit - speed of 227.5 km/h
* Orlando to London - speed of 207.2 km/h

Steve would have loved the London involved to have been England‘s capital city, however the records were set flying to and from the city of London in Canada. Like its British counterpart it has a Thames river and on April 13 1845 a great fire destroyed much of the city of London just like its British counterpart suffered in 1666 (the Great Fire of London)! The New York, Detroit and Orlando involved in the records were the famous US cities.