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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 (Solo 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)
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WF2T (2 Seat)
WF2E (2 Seat, electric)

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GL1 (Solo)
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Site last updated by RMH
14 Aug 2015, 13:50

RPF1Tm: Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo / Thermal engine / male
This is the definitive list of UK records but the FAI website is the authority for World records.

PF1Tm   Distance in a straight line

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

PF1Tm   Distance in a straight line without engine power

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PF1Tm   Distance in a straight line with limited fuel

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 353.69 Km (191 Nm)
Date 10 Nov 2012
Pilot Chris Atkinson (AUS)
Aircraft Dudek Hadron
Engine Bailey V 5
Location Boonah, QLD - Yuleba, QLD (Australia)
Min. 357.23 Km (193 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 242.5 Km in 2008

Previous: 219 Km in 2005

Previous: 153.65 Km in 2001

Previous: 70 Km in 1997

PF1Tm   Distance in a closed circuit

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 504.17 Km (273 Nm)
Date 2 Sep 2011
Pilot Peter Schulz (GER)
Aircraft Dudek Nucleon
Engine Simonini 122
Location Plötzin (Germany)
Min. 509.21 Km (275 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 343.6 Km in 2009

Previous: 231.6 Km in 2001

Previous: 179.4 Km in 1995

PF1Tm   Distance in a closed circuit without engine power

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PF1Tm   Distance in a closed circuit with limited fuel

UK record
Performance 149.65 Km (81 Nm)
Date 6 Mar 2012
Pilot Michel Carnet (GBR)
Aircraft Dudek Nucleon 29 / Nirvana Instinct 200
Engine Simonini 200
Location Petersfield, UK
Observer Mark Morgan
Ratified as a World record
Min. 151.15 Km (82 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 137.49 Km in 2012

Previous: 127.7 Km in 2010

World record
Performance 170.5 Km (93 Nm)
Date 10 Feb 2013
Pilot Chris Atkinson (AUS)
Aircraft Dudek Hadron
Engine Bailey V 5
Location Helidon (Australia)
Min. 172.21 Km (93 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 151.81 Km in 2012

Previous: 149.65 Km in 2012

Previous: 137.5 Km in 2012

Previous: 127.7 Km in 2010

Previous: 102.1 Km in 2008

Previous: 1.26 Km in 2006

PF1Tm   Altitude

UK record
Performance 6629m (21746 Ft)
Date 3 Oct 2015
Pilot Giles Fowler (GBR)
Aircraft Bailey Matrix / Ozone Viper3 26
Engine Bailey Hornet 160cc
Location Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
Observer Paul Bailey and Paul Mahoney
Min. 6828m (22398 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 5580m in 2014

Previous: 2918m in 2014

World record
Performance 7589m (24895 Ft)
Date 19 Sep 2009
Pilot Ramón Morillas Salmeron (ESP)
Aircraft Advance Sigma 7
Location Hushe's Valey (Pakistan)
Min. 7817m (25642 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 6721m in 2008

Previous: 6102m in 2006

Previous: 5414m in 2005

Previous: 5243m in 2002

Previous: 5051m in 1996

PF1Tm   Time to climb to a height of 3000 m

UK record
Performance 0h 18m 49s
Date 29 Nov 2014
Pilot Mark Morgan (GBR)
Aircraft Bailey Matrix / Ozone Viper 3
Engine Bailey Hornet 160cc
Location Earnley, West Sussex
More info www.youtube.com
Observer Barry Holleran
Submitted as a World Record claim
Max. 0h 18m 15s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 21m 53s in 2014

World record
Performance 0h 18m 49s
Date 29 Nov 2014
Pilot Mark Morgan (GBR)
Aircraft Ozone Viper 3-26
Engine Bailey Hornet
Location Earnley, West Sussex (United Kingdom)
Max. 0h 18m 15s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 22m 10s in 2013

Previous: 0h 23m 5s in 2012

Previous: 0h 26m 36s in 2006

Previous: 0h 31m 20s in 1996

PF1Tm   Time to climb to a height of 6000 m

UK record
Performance 1h 20m 33s
Date 3 Oct 2015
Pilot Giles Fowler (GBR)
Aircraft Bailey Matrix / Ozone Viper 3 26
Engine Bailey Hornet 160cc
Location Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
Observer Paul Bailey and Paul Mahoney
Max. 1h 18m 8s to beat this record.
World record
Performance 1h 12m 32s
Date 2 Sep 2008
Pilot Ramón Morillas Salmeron (ESP)
Aircraft Advance Omega 7
Engine PAP VR 200
Location Granada (Spain)
Max. 1h 10m 21s to beat this record.

Previous: 4h 40m 27s in 2006

PF1Tm   Speed over a straight course

UK record
Performance 72.96 Km/h (40 Kt)
Date 5 Feb 2011
Pilot Dean ELDRIDGE (GBR)
Aircraft Parajet / Paramania Fusion 20
Engine Parajet Rotron 294
Location Salton Sea, CA USA
Observer Jeff Goin
Accepted as a UK record 17 may 2011 Ratified as a World Record.
Min. 73.69 Km/h (40 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 63.7 Km/h in 2007

World record
Performance 80.55 Km/h (44 Kt)
Date 8 Apr 2012
Pilot Ryan D. Shaw (USA)
Aircraft Dudek Plasma
Engine Simonini Mini 2 EVO 230
Location Peoria, AZ (USA)
Min. 81.36 Km/h (44 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 72.96 Km/h in 2011

Previous: 64.85 Km/h in 2009

Previous: 63.8 Km/h in 2007

Previous: 60.13 Km/h in 2004

Previous: 42.05 Km/h in 2003

PF1Tm   Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km

UK record
Performance 73.23 Km/h (40 Kt)
Date 2 Nov 2011
Pilot Michel Carnet (GBR)
Aircraft Dudek Nucleon 25 / Nirvana Instinct CL200
Engine Simonini 200cc
Location West Wittering to Lyminster and back
Observer Laura Turner
Ratified as a World record
Min. 73.97 Km/h (40 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 75.35 Km/h (41 Kt)
Date 31 Mar 2012
Pilot Ryan D. Shaw (USA)
Aircraft Dudek Plasma 26.5
Engine Simonini Mini 2 EVO 230
Location Peoria, AZ (USA)
Min. 76.11 Km/h (42 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 73.2 Km/h in 2011

Previous: 65.41 Km/h in 2007

Previous: 50.04 Km/h in 2006

Previous: 43.92 Km/h in 2004

Previous: 37.14 Km/h in 2001

PF1Tm   Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km

UK record
Performance 51.8 Km/h (28 Kt)
Date 21 Mar 2009
Pilot Michel Carnet (GBR)
Aircraft Bailey 175 / Dudek Nucleon 29
Engine Bailey 4-stroke 175cc
Location Brighton, UK
Observer David Smith
Ratified as a World record.
Min. 52.32 Km/h (29 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 77 Km/h (42 Kt)
Date 18 Apr 2010
Pilot Anthony Douglas Gibson (RSA)
Aircraft Dudek Plasma 26.5
Engine Simonini Mini 2 Plus
Location Mooi Plaas (South Africa)
Min. 77.77 Km/h (42 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 51.9 Km/h in 2009

Previous: 49.3 Km/h in 2007

Previous: 47.4 Km/h in 2007

PF1Tm   Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 52.08 Km/h (29 Kt)
Date 2 Sep 2011
Pilot Peter Schulz (GER)
Aircraft Dudek Nucleon
Engine Simonini 122
Location Plötzin (Germany)
Min. 52.61 Km/h (29 Kt) to beat this record.

PF1Tm   Speed over a closed circuit of 1 000 km

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PF1Tm   Japanese Slalom

UK championship record
No record set
(Can only be set at a FAI Cat 1 Championship)
World championship record
Performance 38.9 sec
Date 12 Aug 2014
Pilot Kamil Mankowski (POL)
Aircraft Dudek Snake 18
Engine Polini Thor 250
Location Matkopuszta (Hungary)
Min. 38.9 sec to beat this record. (Only in FAI Cat 1 Championship)

Previous: 49.83 sec in 2013

Previous: 56.95 sec in 2006

PF1Tm   Distance with Limited Fuel

UK championship record
Performance 110.17 Km (60 Nm)
Date 23 Aug 2006
Pilot Dave HAIRS (GBR)
Aircraft Bailey / Dudek Reaction 29
Engine Bailey 4-Stroke 150
Location EPC 2006 Chozas de Abajo, Spain
Min. 110.17 Km (60 Nm) to beat this record. (Only in FAI Cat 1 Championship)
World championship record
Performance 110.17 Km (60 Nm)
Date 23 Aug 2006
Pilot Dave Hairs (GBR)
Aircraft Dudek ReAction 29
Engine Bailey 4-Stroke 150
Location 2006 European Microlight Championships New Classe León (Spain)
Min. 110.17 Km (60 Nm) to beat this record. (Only in FAI Cat 1 Championship)

PF1Tm   Endurance with Limited Fuel

UK championship record
No record set
(Can only be set at a FAI Cat 1 Championship)
World championship record
Performance 1h 2m 40s
Date 18 Jun 2012
Pilot Guangqiang Sheng (CHN)
Aircraft Paramania Fusion 20
Engine PER IL VOLO Miniplane Top 80
Location Haiyang (China)
Min. 1h 2m 40s to beat this record. (Only in FAI Cat 1 Championship)

PF1Tm   Clover Leaf Slalom

UK championship record
No record set
(Can only be set at a FAI Cat 1 Championship)
World championship record
Performance 33.18 sec
Date 15 Nov 2013
Pilot Alexandre Mateos (FRA)
Aircraft Ozone Slalom 19
Engine Polini Thor 200
Location Phuket (Thailand)
Min. 33.18 sec to beat this record. (Only in FAI Cat 1 Championship)

Previous: 36.31 sec in 2012

Previous: 39.18 sec in 2009

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.