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IT WAS NO BREEZE FOR COPTER TO BREAK HOVERING RECORD

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With eggs taped to each wheel to attest to its efforts, a 43-year-old helicopter hovered 50 hours in the parking lot of Anaheim Stadium to raise $200,000 for charity and set a national hovering record, but it wasn't easy.

The two-seat Bell 47-B broke an unofficial record, set in the 1950s by the U.S. Navy.As the craft landed, members of the Orange County Rotorheads positioned frying pans for the eggs that had been taped to each of the helicopter's four wheels to verify that it had never touched ground.

Members of the pilots group took the controls for four-hour shifts to keep the helicopter aloft, with the worst moments occurring during the night when fatigue often set in.