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WL1T (Solo Weightshift)
WL1E (Solo Weightshift, electric)
WL2T (2 seat Weightshift)
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AL1T (Solo 3 Axis)
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AL2E (Solo 3 Axis, electric)

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

Paratrikes
PL1T (Wheels, Solo)
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PL2T (Wheels, 2 seat)
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WF1T (Solo)
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WF2T (2 Seat)
WF2E (2 Seat, electric)

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WS1 (Solo Weightshift)
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Site last updated by RMH
14 Aug 2015, 13:50

RAL1T: Movable Aerodynamic Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine
This is the definitive list of UK records but the FAI website is the authority for World records.

AL1T   Distance in a straight line

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

AL1T   Distance in a straight line without engine power

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 54.43 Km (30 Nm)
Date 11 Aug 2010
Pilot Jan Lukeš (CZE)
Aircraft TST-9 Junior 2002
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Praha Letnany (Czechoslovakia)
Min. 54.98 Km (30 Nm) to beat this record.

AL1T   Distance in a straight line with limited fuel

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 274.61 Km (149 Nm)
Date 30 Nov 2003
Pilot Jon A. Jacobs (USA)
Aircraft U.S.Pacific Mitchell Wing B-10
Engine 1 Volkswagen Half VW
Location Burnettsville, IN (USA) - Petersburg, MI (USA)
Min. 277.36 Km (150 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 250.65 Km in 1988

Previous: 100.47 Km in 1987

AL1T   Distance in a closed circuit

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 805.4 Km (435 Nm)
Date 2 Sep 1986
Pilot Thomas E. Pratt (USA)
Aircraft AmeriPlanes Mitchell Wing A-10 Silver Eagle
Location Elyria, OH (USA) - West Salem, OH (USA)
Min. 813.46 Km (440 Nm) to beat this record.

AL1T   Distance in a closed circuit without engine power

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 129.78 Km (71 Nm)
Date 1 Jun 2014
Pilot Georg Surkamp (GER)
Aircraft ProFe Banjo-MH
Engine Hirth F 33
Location Kerken - Dorsten am Kanal - Isselburug - Kerken (Germany)
Min. 131.07 Km (71 Nm) to beat this record.

AL1T   Distance in a closed circuit with limited fuel

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 209.8 Km (114 Nm)
Date 11 Jun 2006
Pilot Jan Lukeš (CZE)
Aircraft TST-9 Junior 2002
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Letnany - Trutnov - Letnany (Czech Republic)
Min. 211.9 Km (115 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 197.96 Km in 1987

AL1T   Altitude

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 9144m (29996 Ft)
Date 11 Mar 1989
Pilot Eric Scott Winton (AUS)
Aircraft Facet Opal
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Tyagarah Aerodrome, NSW (Australia)
Min. 9419m (30895 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 5934m in 1985

AL1T   Time to climb to a height of 3000 m

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 0h 6m 46s
Date 5 Mar 1989
Pilot Eric Scott Winton (AUS)
Aircraft Facet Opal
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Evans Head, NSW (Australia)
Max. 0h 6m 33s to beat this record.

AL1T   Time to climb to a height of 6000 m

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 0h 18m 51s
Date 23 Jul 1989
Pilot Louis Y. Schmitz (BEL)
Aircraft Aviasud Engineering Albatros
Engine 1 Rotax 503
Location Fréjus La Palud (France)
Max. 0h 18m 17s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 20m 25s in 1989

AL1T   Speed over a straight course

UK record
Performance 126.3 Km/h (69 Kt)
Date 4 Aug 1983
Pilot David Cook (GBR)
Aircraft CFM Shadow 440
Location Cove Hithe (UK)
This record was achieved "Over a straight course of 3 Km" which is a discontinued distance.
Min. 127.57 Km/h (69 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 194.2 Km/h (105 Kt)
Date 11 Oct 2003
Pilot Pavel Skarytka (CZE)
Aircraft B-612
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Bubovice (Czech Republic)
Min. 196.15 Km/h (106 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 168.55 Km/h in 1995

Previous: 151.71 Km/h in 1994

AL1T   Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 175.87 Km/h (95 Kt)
Date 8 Jun 2006
Pilot Jan Lukeš (CZE)
Aircraft TST-9 Junior 2002
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Letnany - Benatky -Letnany (Czech Republic)
Min. 177.63 Km/h (96 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 157.44 Km/h in 1995

Previous: 142.6 Km/h in 1994

AL1T   Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 166.8 Km/h (91 Kt)
Date 14 Jun 2009
Pilot Jan Lukeš (CZE)
Aircraft TST-9 Junior 2002
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Letnany
Min. 168.47 Km/h (91 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 163.62 Km/h in 1995

AL1T   Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

AL1T   Speed over a closed circuit of 1 000 km

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

AL1T   Distance with Limited Fuel

UK championship record
No record set
(Can only be set at a FAI Cat 1 Championship)
World championship record
No record set
(Can only be set at a FAI Cat 1 Championship)

AL1T   Endurance with Limited Fuel

UK championship record
No record set
(Can only be set at a FAI Cat 1 Championship)
World championship record
No record set
(Can only be set at a FAI Cat 1 Championship)
World records courtesy FAI. See the FAI website for the definitive list of World records, this listing last checked 11 Aug 2016. World record claims pending ratification are NOT included here.