October 30, 1923 in the sky: Sadi Lecointe flies even higher

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History of aviation – October 30, 1923. More than 11,000 meters, this is the height to which French aviator Joseph Sadi Lecointe managed to climb at the controls of his airplane. A great performance that he signed there, which will be relayed in the daily press, it must be said that it will allow him to improve the altitude record.

From month to month, Joseph Sadi Lecointe climbed the steps to reach the highest skies: in fact, already in September 1923, the pilot seized the discipline record, flying in the sky of Villacoublay at no less than 10,741 meters: the reigning record holder until then, the American Mac Ready, had to abdicate in the face of this memorable flight.

This time, it was in Issy-les-Moulineaux that he made his magnificent flight in the afternoon of October 30, 1923. During his aerial exit lasting more than 120 minutes, he reached 11,145 meters. of altitude with his Nieuport-Delage NiD.40R biplane, whose engine was provided by a Hispano-Suiza 8 Fb block, displaying 300 horsepower.

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