How cool is this? Twin brothers Mark and Mike Patey broke transcontinental speed records in both directions: West to East and East to West. The brothers both own Lancair Legacys; Mark’s Legacy is equipped with a Lycoming TIO-580 engine, while Mike’s is equipped with a Continental TIO-550 engine.
According to the National Aeronautic Association, on March 10, 2011, Mark Patey and Brian Trapnell flew Mark’s Legacy from San Diego to Jacksonville in 6 hours, 11 minutes, averaging 338.51 mph. The next day, Mike Patey flew his Legacy from Jacksonville to San Diego in 8 hours, 36 minutes, averaging 243.81 mph. They beat the previous records of 300.32 mph and 137.11 mph, both set in 2008.