February 17, 1986

Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

On February 17, 1986, pilot Bob Harris set a world altitude record of 49,009 feet in a single-seat Grob 102 Standard Astir III sailplane over the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. The Grob 102, depicted in this painting, is on display at the Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Gift of Susan Rothermund and Bob Harris