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Men leave LAX on helicopter speed record trip

April 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Three men left Los Angeles International Airport Friday, in an attempt to set a new "Helicopter World Speed" record.The three men on board are chief pilot Johan Nurmi, Brent McNevin, and Travis Reid. The team is flying a Robinson 44 helicopter, heading for Savannah, Georgia, with several re-fueling stops along the way.

The pilots are hoping to beat the old round-trip record of 88-hours, 43-minutes.

The race is also a fundraiser for Saint Jude Children's Hospital. Donations should be sent directly to Saint Jude's Children's Hospital; call 1-800-805-5856 to make a donation.