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WL1T (Solo Weightshift)
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AL1T (Solo 3 Axis)
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AL2E (Solo 3 Axis, electric)

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PL1T (Wheels, Solo)
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WF1T (Solo)
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WF2E (2 Seat, electric)

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

RPL1T: Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine
This is the definitive list of UK records but the FAI website is the authority for World records.

PL1T   Distance in a straight line

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

PL1T   Distance in a straight line without engine power

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PL1T   Distance in a straight line with limited fuel

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 196 Km (106 Nm)
Date 22 Jan 2012
Pilot Chris Atkinson (AUS)
Aircraft Dudek Hadron
Engine Bailey V 5
Location Boonah - Macalister (Australia)
Min. 197.96 Km (107 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 135.1 Km in 2012

Previous: 129.2 Km in 2011

PL1T   Distance in a closed circuit

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 207.8 Km (113 Nm)
Date 27 Aug 2011
Pilot Henrik Jacobus Theron (RSA)
Aircraft Dudek Nucleon
Engine Simonini Mini 2 Plus
Location Pretoria (South Africa)
Min. 209.88 Km (114 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 176.35 Km in 2009

Previous: 100.78 Km in 2008

PL1T   Distance in a closed circuit without engine power

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PL1T   Distance in a closed circuit with limited fuel

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 132.06 Km (72 Nm)
Date 19 Feb 2012
Pilot Chris Atkinson (AUS)
Aircraft Dudek Hadron
Engine Bailey V 5
Location Helidon (Australia)
Min. 133.39 Km (73 Nm) to beat this record.

PL1T   Altitude

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 5386m (17668 Ft)
Date 9 Sep 2000
Pilot Howard M. Gish Jr (USA)
Aircraft Six Chuter SR-2
Location Birchwood, AK (USA)
Min. 5548m (18198 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 5198m in 2000

PL1T   Time to climb to a height of 3000 m

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 0h 16m 51s
Date 26 Dec 2003
Pilot Istvan Kocsis (HUN)
Aircraft Sunflightcraft "Explorer" & Sycon Chiron 340
Location Sarvar (Hungary)
Max. 0h 16m 20s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 22m 30s in 2000

Previous: 1h 9m 0s in 2000

PL1T   Time to climb to a height of 6000 m

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PL1T   Speed over a straight course

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 64.17 Km/h (35 Kt)
Date 6 May 2009
Pilot David Rotureau (FRA)
Aircraft ITV Dakota Sport
Engine PAP F200
Location Saint Georges de Montaigu (France)
Min. 64.82 Km/h (35 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 62.65 Km/h in 2008

Previous: 57.21 Km/h in 2005

Previous: 50.35 Km/h in 2004

Previous: 43.42 Km/h in 2003

PL1T   Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 64.7 Km/h (35 Kt)
Date 14 Aug 2009
Pilot Doron Dekel (CAN)
Aircraft Fresh Breeze Xwing
Engine Fresh Breeze Xcitor
Location Bradford, ON (Canada)
Min. 65.35 Km/h (36 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 63.94 Km/h in 2009

Previous: 61.9 Km/h in 2007

Previous: 55.36 Km/h in 2005

Previous: 41.21 Km/h in 2003

PL1T   Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 64.41 Km/h (35 Kt)
Date 4 Oct 2008
Pilot David Rotureau (FRA)
Aircraft ITV Dakota Sport XS
Engine PAP F200
Location Saint Georges de Montaigu (France)
Min. 65.05 Km/h (36 Kt) to beat this record.

PL1T   Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PL1T   Speed over a closed circuit of 1 000 km

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PL1T   Japanese Slalom

UK championship record
No record set
(Can only be set at a FAI Cat 1 Championship)
World championship record
Performance 41.2 sec
Date 11 Aug 2014
Pilot Frederic Mallard (FRA)
Aircraft ITV Fury
Engine Polini Thor 200
Location Matkopuszta (Hungary)
Min. 41.2 sec to beat this record. (Only in FAI Cat 1 Championship)

Previous: 61.05 sec in 2006

PL1T   Distance with Limited Fuel

UK championship record
No record set
(Can only be set at a FAI Cat 1 Championship)
World championship record
Performance 42.22 Km (23 Nm)
Date 23 Aug 2006
Pilot Frantisek Salava (CZE)
Aircraft _unknown aircraft
Location 2006 European Microlight Championships New Classe León (Spain)
Min. 42.22 Km (23 Nm) to beat this record. (Only in FAI Cat 1 Championship)

PL1T   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)

PL1T   Clover Leaf Slalom

UK championship record
No record set
(Can only be set at a FAI Cat 1 Championship)
World championship record
Performance 44.92 sec
Date 29 Aug 2012
Pilot Marcin Krakowiak (POL)
Aircraft Dudek Nucleon 31
Engine JPX M25Y Black Devil
Location Marugán (Spain)
Min. 44.92 sec to beat this record. (Only in FAI Cat 1 Championship)

Previous: 52.23 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.