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Landplanes
WL1T (Solo Weightshift)
WL1E (Solo Weightshift, electric)
WL2T (2 seat Weightshift)
WL2E (2 seat Weightshift, electric)
AL1T (Solo 3 Axis)
AL1E (Solo 3 Axis, electric)
AL2T (2 seat, 3 Axis)
AL2E (2 seat 3 Axis, electric)

Paramotors
PF1Tm (Solo, male)
PF1Tf (Solo, female)
PF1E (Solo, electric)
PF2T (2 Seat)
PF2E (2 Seat, electric)

Paratrikes
PL1T (Wheels, Solo)
PL1E (Wheels, Solo, electric)
PL2T (Wheels, 2 seat)
PL2E (Wheels, 2 seat, electric)

Powered Hang gliders
WF1T (Solo)
WF1E (Solo, electric)
WF2T (2 Seat)
WF2E (2 Seat, electric)

Microlight Autogyros
GL1 (Solo)
GL2 (2 Seat)

Seaplanes
WS1 (Solo Weightshift)
WS2 (2 seat Weightshift)
AS1 (Solo 3 Axis)
AS2 (2 seat, 3 Axis)

Amphibians
WM1 (Solo Weightshift)
WM2 (2 seat Weightshift)
AM1 (Solo 3 Axis)
AM2 (2 seat, 3 Axis)

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UK records set in class

Site last updated by RMH
5 Feb 2019, 10:28

Distance in a straight line (All classes)
This is the definitive list of UK records but the FAI website is the authority for World records.

WL1T   Weight-shift Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 811.64 Km (439 Nm)
Date 20 Aug 1987
Pilot Patricia Taillebresse (FRA)
Aircraft _unknown aircraft
Engine Rotax 447
Location Leopoldsburg (Belgium) - Nîmes-Courbessac (France)
Min. 819.76 Km (443 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 789.5 Km in 1986

Previous: 694.8 Km in 1984

WL2T   Weight-shift Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 749 Km (405 Nm)
Date 21 Oct 2017
Pilot Hans - Ulrich Dörr (GER)
Aircraft _other Eagle V
Location Bremgarten (Germany) - Neubrandenburg (Germany)
Min. 756.49 Km (409 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 705.16 Km in 2013

Previous: 589.3 Km in 2009

AL1T   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine

UK record
Performance 896.79 Km (485 Nm)
Date 30 Sep 1987
Pilot Brian Milton and Peter Davis (GBR)
Aircraft 2 CFM Shadows
Engine Each 1 x Rotax 447
Location Southampton, Hampshire to Kirkwall, Orkney (UK)
Departed Southampton Airport at 0845, arrived Kirkwall 1615
Min. 905.76 Km (490 Nm) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 1369 Km (740 Nm)
Date 6 Sep 1988
Pilot Bernard D'otreppe (BEL)
Aircraft Aviasud Engineering Albatros
Engine 1 Rotax 377
Location Fréjus La Palud (France)
Min. 1382.69 Km (747 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 1028.92 Km in 1987

Previous: 545.52 Km in 1984

AL2T   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 1033.16 Km (558 Nm)
Date 3 Sep 1999
Pilot Johannes Kessler (GER)
Co-pilot Margarete KRAWIEC
Aircraft Dynaero MCR 01 UL
Location Mainz Finthen (Germany) - Biarritz-Bayonne (France)
Min. 1043.49 Km (564 Nm) to beat this record.

PF1Tm   Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo / Thermal engine / male

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 1105 Km (597 Nm)
Date 23 Apr 2007
Pilot Ramón Morillas Salmeron (ESP)
Aircraft Advance Omega 7
Engine PAP ROS 1450
Location Jerez, Cadiz (Spain) - Lanzarote, Canarias (Spain)
More info www.draconexion.com
Min. 1116.05 Km (603 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 951 Km in 2006

Previous: 710.4 Km in 2005

Previous: 644 Km in 1998

Previous: 307.42 Km in 1996

PF2T   Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown with two persons / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 568 Km (307 Nm)
Date 28 Oct 2016
Pilot Rubén Vicente Crespo (ESP)
Co-pilot Jose Ramón Martín Gutierrez
Aircraft Airfer Explorer 250
Engine Polini Thor 250
Location Mutxamel (Spain) - Herreruela (Spain)
Min. 573.68 Km (310 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 379.8 Km in 2008

Previous: 360 Km in 2006

PL1T   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 1023.1 Km (553 Nm)
Date 23 Jun 2005
Pilot Alexander Bogdanov (RUS)
Aircraft Swing Mistral Twin
Engine Simonini 122
Location Stupino (Russia)
Min. 1033.34 Km (558 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 740.6 Km in 1999

Previous: 443 Km in 1997

PL2T   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 406 Km (220 Nm)
Date 24 Feb 2018
Pilot Andres Francisco Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
Co-pilot Vicente Mendoza Cardenal
Aircraft Sol Paragliders Hercules 380
Location Zafra - Cuenca (Spain)
Min. 410.06 Km (222 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 291.32 Km in 2005

WF1T   Weight-shift Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 313 Km (170 Nm)
Date 17 Feb 2012
Pilot Parmjit Singh (IND)
Aircraft Aeros Discus 14
Engine Radne Motor AB Raket 120
Location Bikaner - Sanderav, Rajasthan (India)
Min. 316.13 Km (171 Nm) to beat this record.

WF2T   Weight-shift Control / Foot-launched / Flown with two persons / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WS1   Weight-shift Control / Seaplane / Flown solo

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WS2   Weight-shift Control / Seaplane / Flown with two persons

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

AS1   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Seaplane / Flown solo

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

AS2   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Seaplane / Flown with two persons

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WM1   Weight-shift Control / Amphibian / Flown solo

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WM2   Weight-shift Control / Amphibian / Flown with two persons

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

AM1   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Amphibian / Flown solo

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

AM2   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Amphibian / Flown with two persons

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WL1E   Weight-shift Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WL2E   Weight-shift Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

AL1E   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

AL2E   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PF1Tf   Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo / Thermal engine / female

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 440.9 Km (239 Nm)
Date 27 Oct 2009
Pilot Karen Skinner (ESP)
Aircraft Dudek Nucleon 27
Engine ROS ROS 100
Location Almensilla (Spain) - Sevilla (Spain)
Min. 445.31 Km (241 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 269.61 Km in 2009

Previous: 207.6 Km in 2009

PF1E   Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 60 Km (33 Nm)
Date 21 Aug 2010
Pilot Peter Schulz (GER)
Aircraft Swing Naja 21
Location Möckern (Germany)
Min. 60.6 Km (33 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 39.78 Km in 2010

PF2E   Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown with two persons / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 17.2 Km (10 Nm)
Date 22 Aug 2010
Pilot Peter Schulz (GER)
Co-pilot Kathrin PINKPANK
Aircraft Swing Sting 250
Location Plötzin (Germany)
Min. 17.38 Km (10 Nm) to beat this record.

WF1E   Weightshift Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WF2E   Weightshift Control / Foot-launched / Flown with two persons / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PL1E   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PL2E   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

GL1   Autogyro / Landplane / Flown solo

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

GL2   Autogyro / Landplane / Flown with two persons

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set
World records courtesy FAI. See the FAI website for the definitive list of World records, this listing last checked 5 Feb 2019. World record claims pending ratification are NOT included here.