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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)
WF1E (Solo, electric)
WF2T (2 Seat)
WF2E (2 Seat, electric)

Microlight Autogyros
GL1 (Solo)
GL2 (2 Seat)

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

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Site last updated by RMH
14 Aug 2015, 13:50

RWL1T: Weight-shift Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine
This is the definitive list of UK records but the FAI website is the authority for World records.

WL1T   Distance in a straight line

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

WL1T   Distance in a straight line without engine power

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WL1T   Distance in a straight line with limited fuel

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 397 Km (215 Nm)
Date 22 Oct 1989
Pilot Yves Rousseau (FRA)
Aircraft Tecma - Colt Ascender
Location Le Davier, Etriché (France)
Min. 400.97 Km (217 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 109.2 Km in 1988

WL1T   Distance in a closed circuit

UK record
Performance 204.21 Km (111 Nm)
Date 30 Sep 1992
Pilot Arthur H Trapp (GBR)
Aircraft Chaser S
Location Unknown
Min. 206.26 Km (112 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 146 Km in 1983

World record
Performance 1071.17 Km (579 Nm)
Date 5 Aug 1991
Pilot Michel Serane (FRA)
Aircraft Air Création Racer
Engine 1 Rotax 462
Location Besançon-Thise (France)
Min. 1081.89 Km (585 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 1044.29 Km in 1990

Previous: 203.5 Km in 1986

WL1T   Distance in a closed circuit without engine power

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WL1T   Distance in a closed circuit with limited fuel

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 213.6 Km (116 Nm)
Date 16 Jul 1989
Pilot Yves Rousseau (FRA)
Aircraft Tecma - Colt Ascender
Location Aérodrome d'Argentan (France)
Min. 215.74 Km (117 Nm) to beat this record.

WL1T   Altitude

UK record
Performance 7684m (25206 Ft)
Date 16 Mar 1984
Pilot Bob Calvert (GBR)
Aircraft Puma Sprint / Robin 3 Cyl
Location Peasington (UK)
Min. 7915m (25962 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 5791m in 1983

World record
Performance 9720m (31885 Ft)
Date 18 Sep 1994
Pilot Serge Zin (FRA)
Aircraft Air Création Norgil
Engine 1 Rotax 582
Location Saint-Auban (France)
Min. 10012m (32842 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 7000m in 1987

WL1T   Time to climb to a height of 3000 m

UK record
Performance 0h 8m 7s
Date 16 Mar 1984
Pilot Bob Calvert (GBR)
Aircraft Puma Sprint / Robin 3 Cyl [Flightline reported he was flying a Pegasus XL]
Location Peasington (UK)
This was accepted by FAI as as World record
Max. 0h 7m 52s to beat this record.
World record
Performance 0h 5m 40s
Date 2 Apr 1997
Pilot Roland Coddens (BEL)
Aircraft Air Création Racer
Engine 1 Arrow GP 1000
Location Baisy-Thy (Belgium)
Max. 0h 5m 29s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 6m 32s in 1989

Previous: 0h 8m 7s in 1984

WL1T   Time to climb to a height of 6000 m

UK record
Performance 0h 22m 36s
Date 16 Mar 1984
Pilot Bob Calvert (GBR)
Aircraft Puma Sprint / Robin 3 Cyl [Flightline reported he was flying a Pegasus XL]
Location Peasington (UK)
This was accepted by FAI as as World record
Max. 0h 21m 55s to beat this record.
World record
Performance 0h 14m 54s
Date 2 Apr 1997
Pilot Roland Coddens (BEL)
Aircraft Air Création Racer
Engine 1 Arrow GP 1000
Location Baisy-Thy (Belgium)
Max. 0h 14m 27s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 22m 36s in 1984

WL1T   Speed over a straight course

UK record
Performance 128 Km/h (70 Kt)
Date 25 Aug 1991
Pilot Richard Meredith-Hardy (GBR)
Aircraft Air Création racer SX12 II
Engine Rotax 462
Location Hethel (UK)
This was accepted by FAI as as World record
Min. 129.28 Km/h (70 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 128 Km/h (70 Kt)
Date 25 Aug 1991
Pilot Richard Meredith-Hardy (GBR)
Aircraft Air Création Racer SX12 II
Engine 1 Rotax 462
Location Hethel (United Kingdom)
Min. 129.28 Km/h (70 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 126.98 Km/h in 1991

Previous: 123.43 Km/h in 1989

WL1T   Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km

UK record
Performance 119.5 Km/h (65 Kt)
Date 25 Aug 1991
Pilot Richard Meredith-Hardy (GBR)
Aircraft Air Création racer SX12 II
Engine Rotax 462
Location Hethel (UK)
This was accepted by FAI as as World record
Min. 120.7 Km/h (66 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 131.53 Km/h (72 Kt)
Date 24 Sep 2002
Pilot Helmut Großklaus (GER)
Aircraft Grossklaus Silent Racer 12
Engine 1 Hirth 2706 E
Location Geschendorf (Germany)
Min. 132.84 Km/h (72 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 121.47 Km/h in 2000

Previous: 119.5 Km/h in 1991

WL1T   Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km

UK record
Performance 124.5 Km/h (68 Kt)
Date 25 Aug 1991
Pilot Richard Meredith-Hardy (GBR)
Aircraft Air Création racer SX12 II
Engine Rotax 462
Location Hethel (UK)
This was accepted by FAI as as World record
Min. 125.75 Km/h (68 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 129.97 Km/h (71 Kt)
Date 21 Aug 2002
Pilot Helmut Großklaus (GER)
Aircraft Grossklaus Silent Racer 12
Engine 1 Hirth 2706 E
Location Geschendorf (Germany)
Min. 131.28 Km/h (71 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 124.5 Km/h in 1991

Previous: 112.88 Km/h in 1989

WL1T   Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 116 Km/h (63 Kt)
Date 29 Sep 2001
Pilot Bela Dull (HUN)
Aircraft Air Création SX 12 II
Engine 1 Rotax 462
Location Dunaujvaros - Nyirgelse - Dunaujvaros (Hungary)
Min. 117.16 Km/h (64 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 94.62 Km/h in 2000

Previous: 83 Km/h in 1997

WL1T   Speed over a closed circuit of 1 000 km

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 88.56 Km/h (48 Kt)
Date 5 Aug 1991
Pilot Michel Serane (FRA)
Aircraft Air Création Racer
Engine 1 Rotax 462
Location Besançon-Thise (France)
Min. 89.45 Km/h (49 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 75.44 Km/h in 1990

WL1T   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)

WL1T   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.