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Accomplishments,  pictures,  sounds  and  specifications of
the highest flying, altitude-record setting aircraft and airplanes,
and a scale radio control airplane guide.
Select the aircraft for pictures, sounds, and specifications.










Highest Flying Aircraft



Highest flying manned aircraft: X-15


Highest flying drone aircraft: X-43A


Highest flying U.S. jet aircraft zoom: F-104


Highest flying absolute jet aircraft zoom: MiG-25


Highest flying propeller aircraft: Helios


Highest flying piston multi engine aircraft while carrying 1,000 kg payload: B-29


Highest flying piston single engine aircraft: Caproni Ca.161


Altitude record highest flying float plane: Ca.161 Idro


Altitude record highest flying twin pusher prop: Grob Strato 2C


Highest flying piston single-engine drone: Perseus B


Highest flying piston multi-engine drone: Condor


Highest flying cargo aircraft: C-17


Absolute highest flying helicopter: SA-315


Highest flying turbine helicopter: CH-54/S-64


Highest flying jet seaplane: F2Y


Highest flying single piston engine propeller seaplane: Caproni Ca.161 Idro


Highest flying single engine turboprop: Egrett


Highest flying single engine piloted aircraft: U-2


Highest flying sustained horizontal flight: SR-71