Home
Latest news
How to do records
About maps
Record claim form
Official Observers
Official Observers guide
Observer application form
Policy on sporting licences
Sporting licence application form
Make sporting licence donation
Equipment hire
BMAA home page

Calculate & convert
FAI distance calculator
FAI min speed calculator
Wind chill calculator
GPS file format converter
Championship records elapsed time normalization calculator

FAI
Microlight & paramotor World Records
World record claims pending ratification
The rules (Section 10)
The rules (General section)
FAI Licences
Colibri badges
FAI Licence application form

UK RECORDS
UK record claims pending ratification

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)

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)

Other stuff
Absolute records
Record statistics
Ann Welch Diploma
Remarkable feats
 
Grey links indicate no
UK records set in class

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

RWL2T: Weight-shift Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons / Thermal engine
This is the definitive list of UK records but the FAI website is the authority for World records.

WL2T   Distance in a straight line

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 705.16 Km (381 Nm)
Date 6 Sep 2013
Pilot Olena Ostahova (UKR)
Co-pilot Oleksandr Kuznetsov
Aircraft Aeros Aeros 2
Engine Rotax 912
Location Byshev - Koktebel (Ukraine)
Min. 712.22 Km (385 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 589.3 Km in 2009

WL2T   Distance in a straight line without engine power

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 48.4 Km (27 Nm)
Date 25 Sep 2012
Pilot William Olive (AUS)
Co-pilot Brett Paull
Aircraft _unknown aircraft
Engine Rotax 582
Location Burketown, QLD (Australia)
Min. 48.89 Km (27 Nm) to beat this record.

WL2T   Distance in a straight line with limited fuel

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 144.82 Km (79 Nm)
Date 22 Jun 2003
Pilot Robert Mair (GER)
Co-pilot Dietmar SPEKKING
Aircraft Enduro Diesel
Location Vilshofen (Germany) - Altomünster (Germany)
Min. 146.28 Km (79 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 125.9 Km in 1999

Previous: 115 Km in 1998

WL2T   Distance in a closed circuit

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 1010.9 Km (546 Nm)
Date 2 Aug 2008
Pilot Pal Matuska (HUN)
Co-pilot Krisztina SZÀK
Aircraft Air Création IXESS
Engine Rotax 618
Location Békéscsaba (Hungary)
Min. 1021.01 Km (552 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 809 Km in 2007

Previous: 698.86 Km in 1999

Previous: 580.4 Km in 1998

Previous: 503.4 Km in 1996

WL2T   Distance in a closed circuit without engine power

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WL2T   Distance in a closed circuit with limited fuel

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 126.8 Km (69 Nm)
Date 13 Jun 2003
Pilot Robert Mair (GER)
Co-pilot Ernst A. GRAF
Aircraft Enduro Diesel
Location Altomünster (Germany)
Min. 128.07 Km (70 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 113.65 Km in 1999

Previous: 100.2 Km in 1998

WL2T   Altitude

UK record
Performance 7395m (24258 Ft)
Date 19 Jan 2008
Pilot Mark Jackson (GBR)
Co-pilot Eve Jackson
Aircraft P & M Aviation GT450 'Seeing is Believing'
Engine Rotax 914, 115 Hp.
Location Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
More info www.flymicro.com
Observer RMH
Ratified as a UK record 5 May 2008 Ratified as a World Record 3 Sept 2008
Min. 7617m (24986 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 3296m in 2003

World record
Performance 8072m (26479 Ft)
Date 13 Sep 2010
Pilot Jan Bèm (CZE)
Co-pilot Olga ZALUSKÁ
Aircraft La Mouette Chronos 14
Engine Rotax 914
Location Milovice (Czech Republic)
Min. 8315m (27273 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 7395m in 2008

Previous: 6876m in 2007

Previous: 6245m in 1998

Previous: 5976m in 1992

Previous: 5113m in 1991

WL2T   Time to climb to a height of 3000 m

UK record
Performance 0h 9m 37s
Date 19 Jan 2008
Pilot Mark Jackson (GBR)
Co-pilot Eve Jackson
Aircraft P & M Aviation GT450 'Seeing is Believing'
Location Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
More info www.flymicro.com
Observer RMH
Ratified as a UK record 5 May 2008
Max. 0h 9m 19s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 17m 2s in 1993

World record
Performance 0h 7m 20s
Date 14 Sep 2008
Pilot Jan Bèm (CZE)
Co-pilot Olga ZALUSKÁ
Aircraft Cosmos-Bidulm Chronos 14
Engine 1 Rotax 914
Location Milovice (Czech Republic)
Max. 0h 7m 6s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 9m 19s in 2001

Previous: 0h 15m 7s in 1998

Previous: 0h 17m 2s in 1993

WL2T   Time to climb to a height of 6000 m

UK record
Performance 0h 25m 45s
Date 19 Jan 2008
Pilot Mark Jackson (GBR)
Co-pilot Eve Jackson
Aircraft P & M Aviation GT450 'Seeing is Believing'
Engine Rotax 914, 115 Hp.
Location Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
More info www.flymicro.com
Observer RMH
Ratified as a UK record 5 May 2008 Ratified as a World Record 3 Sept 2008
Max. 0h 24m 58s to beat this record.
World record
Performance 0h 19m 32s
Date 11 Sep 2009
Pilot Jan Bèm (CZE)
Co-pilot Olga ZALUSKÁ
Aircraft La Mouette Chronos 14
Engine Rotax 914
Location Milovice (Czech Republic)
Max. 0h 18m 56s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 25m 45s in 2008

Previous: 0h 33m 15s in 2007

Previous: 0h 42m 13s in 2001

WL2T   Speed over a straight course

UK record
Performance 165.77 Km/h (90 Kt)
Date 17 Feb 2011
Pilot David BROOM (GBR)
Co-pilot John LAWRENCE
Aircraft P & M Quik R
Engine Rotax 912s, 100 Hp.
Location Sutton Meadows, Cambridgeshire, UK
Observer David GARRISON
Ratified as a UK record on 6 March 2011. Ratified as a World Record.
Min. 167.43 Km/h (91 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 171.86 Km/h (93 Kt)
Date 21 Jun 2013
Pilot Gordon Douglas (GBR)
Co-pilot Evie Douglas
Aircraft P & M Aviation QuikR
Engine Rotax 912
Location East Fortune (United Kingdom)
Min. 173.58 Km/h (94 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 165.77 Km/h in 2011

Previous: 161.2 Km/h in 2010

Previous: 143 Km/h in 2005

Previous: 132 Km/h in 1999

Previous: 124.26 Km/h in 1993

Previous: 121.6 Km/h in 1993

Previous: 104.15 Km/h in 1992

WL2T   Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km

UK record
Performance 164.53 Km/h (89 Kt)
Date 17 Feb 2011
Pilot David BROOM (GBR)
Co-pilot John LAWRENCE
Aircraft P & M Quik R
Engine Rotax 912s, 100 Hp.
Location Sutton Meadows, Cambridgeshire, UK
Observer David GARRISON
Ratified as a UK record 12 March 2011. Ratified as a World Record.
Min. 166.18 Km/h (90 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 146.7 Km/h in 2006

World record
Performance 170.77 Km/h (93 Kt)
Date 21 Jun 2013
Pilot Gordon Douglas (GBR)
Co-pilot Evie Douglas
Aircraft P & M Aviation QuikR
Engine Rotax 912
Location East Fortune (United Kingdom)
Min. 172.48 Km/h (94 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 164.53 Km/h in 2011

Previous: 146.7 Km/h in 2006

Previous: 132.9 Km/h in 2002

Previous: 123.75 Km/h in 1998

Previous: 122.17 Km/h in 1993

Previous: 108.72 Km/h in 1992

WL2T   Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 170 Km/h (92 Kt)
Date 29 Apr 2014
Pilot François Denis (FRA)
Co-pilot Dimitrios Papageorgiou
Aircraft P & M Aviation Quick 912
Engine 1 Rotax 912
Location Douzy (France)
Min. 171.7 Km/h (93 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 129.12 Km/h in 1998

WL2T   Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 162 Km/h (88 Kt)
Date 16 Jul 2014
Pilot François Denis (FRA)
Co-pilot Eliane Redureau
Aircraft P & M Aviation Quick 912
Engine 1 Rotax 912
Location Douzy (France)
Min. 163.62 Km/h (89 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 112.3 Km/h in 2008

Previous: 100.33 Km/h in 1999

Previous: 92.99 Km/h in 1999

Previous: 84.86 Km/h in 1998

Previous: 82.08 Km/h in 1996

WL2T   Speed over a closed circuit of 1 000 km

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 109.5 Km/h (60 Kt)
Date 2 Aug 2008
Pilot Pal Matuska (HUN)
Co-pilot Krisztina SZÀK
Aircraft Air Création IXESS
Engine Rotax 618
Location Békéscsaba (Hungary)
Min. 110.6 Km/h (60 Kt) to beat this record.

WL2T   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)

WL2T   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.