This site is dedicated to the Memory of my wife Linda 28-
WORLD SPEED RECORD HOLDER
GETS BACK INTO THE COCKPIT
The Helicopter Museum in Weston-
week when World Speed Record Holder Trevor Egginton visited the museum to
give a unique talk to members of the Empire Test Pilots School in the museums
Piloting the Lynx helicopter, registered G-
Somerset Levels at 500 ft on a calm hazy evening back in 1986 setting a new world
helicopter speed record of 249.1 mph (400.87 kph) beating the record held by a
modified Mil “Hind” helicopter by over 20 mph (32 kph).
The record has not been beaten since.
Following the lecture Mr Egginton took the opportunity to climb back into the
cockpit of the very helicopter that broke the record over 25 years ago.
John Clews, Collections Officer and Archivist at the Museum said “We are very
proud to have the World Speed Record Helicopter as part of our collection and it
was a very special moment to see Trevor climb back aboard and take his rightful
place in the pilots seat.”
The next public lecture to take place at the museum is a 24th Anniversary talk by the
museum founder, Elfan ap Rees on Saturday 4th May, detailing the origins and
acquisition of the aircraft in its collection, the largest of its kind in the world.
Back At The Controls,
Trevor Egginton in the pilots seat of G-