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Site last updated by RMH
20 May 2018, 18:08

Records set by pilots from France (FRA)
This is the definitive list of UK records but the FAI website is the authority for World records.

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Current World record
WL1T Distance in a straight line
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.
Superseded World record
WL1T Distance in a straight line
Performance 694.8 Km (376 Nm)
Date 7 Jul 1984
Pilot Jean-Pierre Mathias (FRA)
Aircraft Ulm "Hôtel Ibis"
Location Meaux (France) - Biarritz (France)
Superseded World record
PF1Tm Distance in a straight line
Performance 307.42 Km (166 Nm)
Date 28 Jul 1996
Pilot Pierre Allet (FRA)
Aircraft Technic'air Koyott
Engine 1 Hirth F 33
Location Avranches (France) - Loubillé (France)
Superseded World record
PL1T Distance in a straight line
Performance 740.6 Km (400 Nm)
Date 22 May 1999
Pilot Pierre Allet (FRA)
Aircraft Trekking 42 m2
Engine 1 JPX D320
Location Fréjus (France) - Bizerte Lake (Tunisia)
Superseded World record
PL1T Distance in a straight line
Performance 443 Km (240 Nm)
Date 28 Sep 1997
Pilot Pierre Allet (FRA)
Aircraft Trekking 38m2
Engine 1 JPX D320
Location Belvès (France) - Auray (France)
Superseded World record
PF1Tf Distance in a straight line
Performance 269.61 Km (146 Nm)
Date 26 Sep 2009
Pilot Carole Gobbe (FRA)
Aircraft ITV Lapoon
Engine ROS ROS 125
Location Saint-Omer (France) - Nonant le Pin (France)
Superseded World record
PF1E Distance in a straight line
Performance 39.78 Km (22 Nm)
Date 13 May 2010
Pilot Sylvain Moisseron (FRA)
Aircraft Paramania Fusion 20
Location Blois (France) - Pouille (France)
Current World record
WL1T Distance in a straight line with limited fuel
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.
Superseded World record
AL1T Distance in a straight line with limited fuel
Performance 100.47 Km (55 Nm)
Date 31 Mar 1987
Pilot Jean-Claude Thomas (FRA)
Aircraft Sirocco/Rotax 377
Engine 1 Rotax 377
Location Argentan (France) - Vernouillet (France)
Superseded World record
PF1Tm Distance in a straight line with limited fuel
Performance 242.5 Km (131 Nm)
Date 12 Jul 2008
Pilot David Rotureau (FRA)
Aircraft ITV Pawnee
Engine PAP Top 80 1400
Location Saint Georges de Montaigu (France)
Current World record
WL1T Distance in a closed circuit
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.
Superseded World record
WL1T Distance in a closed circuit
Performance 1044.29 Km (564 Nm)
Date 14 Jul 1990
Pilot André-Georges Lafitte (FRA)
Aircraft Cosmos Bidulm
Engine 1 Rotax 582
Location Dijon (France)
Superseded World record
PL1T Distance in a closed circuit
Performance 100.78 Km (55 Nm)
Date 4 Oct 2008
Pilot David Rotureau (FRA)
Aircraft ITV Dakota Sport XS
Engine PAP F200
Location Saint Georges de Montaigu (France)
Current World record
AS1 Distance in a closed circuit
Performance 247.5 Km (134 Nm)
Date 22 Oct 1985
Pilot Richard Fenwick (FRA)
Aircraft Ultrastar Zodiac/Rotax 377
Engine 1 Rotax 377
Location Meaux Airfield (France)
Min. 249.98 Km (135 Nm) to beat this record.
Current World record
WL1T Distance in a closed circuit with limited fuel
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.
Superseded World record
PF1Tm Distance in a closed circuit with limited fuel
Performance 102.1 Km (56 Nm)
Date 27 Jan 2008
Pilot David Rotureau (FRA)
Aircraft ITV Pawnee
Engine PAP Top 80 1400
Location Saint Georges de Montaigu (France)
Current World record
WL1T Altitude
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.
Superseded World record
WL2T Altitude
Performance 5976m (19604 Ft)
Date 20 Apr 1992
Pilot François Dubosc (FRA)
Co-pilot Michel SERANE
Aircraft Cosmos-Bidulm Chronos 14
Engine 1 Rotax 582
Location Besançon-Thise (France)
Superseded World record
WL2T Altitude
Performance 5113m (16773 Ft)
Date 4 Aug 1991
Pilot Serge Zin (FRA)
Co-pilot Catherine GAUDEL
Aircraft Air Création Safari GT-bi Norgil
Engine 1 Rotax 582
Location Béziers (France)
Superseded World record
PF1Tm Altitude
Performance 5051m (16569 Ft)
Date 20 Jul 1996
Pilot Pierre Allet (FRA)
Aircraft Technic'air Koyott
Engine 1 Hirth F 33
Location Bergerac (France)
Current World record
WF1T Altitude
Performance 5230m (17156 Ft)
Date 18 Jul 1992
Pilot Yves Rousseau (FRA)
Aircraft Medium Ropuleim
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Bégrolles en Mauges (France)
Min. 5387m (17671 Ft) to beat this record.
Superseded World record
AL2T Time to climb to a height of 3000 m
Performance 0h 9m 20s
Date 3 Jun 1994
Pilot Philippe Zen (FRA)
Co-pilot Gilbert HUGUET
Aircraft Rans Coyotte II S-6 ES
Engine 1 Rotax 912
Location Yenne (France)
Superseded World record
PF1Tm Time to climb to a height of 3000 m
Performance 0h 31m 20s
Date 20 Jul 1996
Pilot Pierre Allet (FRA)
Aircraft _unknown aircraft
Engine Hirth F 33
Location Bergerac (France)
Current World record
WF1T Time to climb to a height of 3000 m
Performance 0h 24m 0s
Date 18 Jul 1992
Pilot Yves Rousseau (FRA)
Aircraft Medium Ropuleim
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Bégrolles en Mauges (France)
Max. 0h 23m 16s to beat this record.
Superseded World record
WL1T Speed over a straight course
Performance 126.98 Km/h (69 Kt)
Date 23 Jun 1991
Pilot Dominique Brassaert (FRA)
Aircraft Cosmos Echo
Engine 1 Rotax 503
Location Ponthierry (France)
Superseded World record
WL1T Speed over a straight course
Performance 123.43 Km/h (67 Kt)
Date 1 Aug 1989
Pilot Lionel Gruffaz (FRA)
Aircraft Pacific diffusion Must Gachon / Rotax 447
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Argentan (France)
Superseded World record
WL2T Speed over a straight course
Performance 161.2 Km/h (88 Kt)
Date 28 Mar 2010
Pilot David Beolet (FRA)
Co-pilot Pierre Emmanuel LECLERE
Aircraft DTA Magic
Engine Rotax 912
Location Montélimar (France)
Superseded World record
WL2T Speed over a straight course
Performance 143 Km/h (78 Kt)
Date 15 Oct 2005
Pilot Dominique Brassaert (FRA)
Co-pilot Virginie BRICE
Aircraft DTA/La Mouette/Hirth
Location Coulommiers (France)
Superseded World record
WL2T Speed over a straight course
Performance 124.26 Km/h (68 Kt)
Date 16 May 1993
Pilot Bruno Bouron (FRA)
Co-pilot Marie-Ange BOURON
Aircraft Air Création GT-bi XP15
Engine 1 Rotax 912
Location Montreuil-Bellay (France)
Superseded World record
WL2T Speed over a straight course
Performance 121.6 Km/h (66 Kt)
Date 11 Mar 1993
Pilot Serge Zin (FRA)
Co-pilot Gil MENNETREY
Aircraft Zin Norgil Air Creation XP582
Engine 1 Rotax 582
Location Ligny le Ribault (France)
Superseded World record
WL2T Speed over a straight course
Performance 104.15 Km/h (57 Kt)
Date 16 May 1992
Pilot Bruno Bouron (FRA)
Co-pilot Claude GUIBERT
Aircraft Air Création Safari GT-bi Quartz 16
Engine 1 Rotax 503
Location Montreuil-Bellay (France)
Superseded World record
AL1T Speed over a straight course
Performance 168.55 Km/h (92 Kt)
Date 29 Jun 1995
Pilot Serge Ferrari (FRA)
Aircraft Micro B Proto
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Belley-Peyrieu (France)
Superseded World record
AL1T Speed over a straight course
Performance 151.71 Km/h (82 Kt)
Date 1 Jun 1994
Pilot Serge Ferrari (FRA)
Aircraft Micro B Proto
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Belley-Peyrieu (France)
Current World record
AL2T Speed over a straight course
Performance 300.51 Km/h (163 Kt)
Date 30 Jun 2015
Pilot Eric De Barberin-Barberini (FRA)
Co-pilot Antoine Seidner
Aircraft Shark
Location Cuers (France)
Min. 303.52 Km/h (164 Kt) to beat this record.
Superseded World record
AL2T Speed over a straight course
Performance 285.78 Km/h (155 Kt)
Date 15 Sep 2012
Pilot Gilles Michel (FRA)
Co-pilot Lisa Cador
Aircraft Shark
Engine Rotax 912
Location Coulommiers (France)
Superseded World record
AL2T Speed over a straight course
Performance 282.2 Km/h (153 Kt)
Date 23 Dec 2011
Pilot Eric De Barberin-Barberini (FRA)
Co-pilot Isabelle Bernabeu
Aircraft Shark
Engine Rotax 912
Location Cuers-Pierrefeu (France)
Superseded World record
AL2T Speed over a straight course
Performance 194.5 Km/h (106 Kt)
Date 1 Jun 1994
Pilot Philippe Zen (FRA)
Co-pilot Rodolphe de FRAYSSINET
Aircraft Rans Coyotte II S-6 ES
Engine 1 Rotax 912
Location Belley-Peyrieu (France)
Current World record
PF2T Speed over a straight course
Performance 59.71 Km/h (33 Kt)
Date 28 Oct 2010
Pilot Christophe Charon (FRA)
Co-pilot Joseph RIVAL
Aircraft Ozone Viper 2-28
Engine Vittorazi Moster 180
Location St. Lieux les Lavaur (France)
Min. 60.31 Km/h (33 Kt) to beat this record.
Current World record
PL1T Speed over a straight course
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.
Superseded World record
PL1T Speed over a straight course
Performance 62.65 Km/h (34 Kt)
Date 11 Oct 2008
Pilot David Rotureau (FRA)
Aircraft ITV Dakota Sport XS
Engine PAP F200
Location Saint Georges de Montaigu (France)
Current World record
AS2 Speed over a straight course
Performance 102.25 Km/h (56 Kt)
Date 6 Apr 1993
Pilot Albert Ukena (FRA)
Co-pilot Danièle MAZZIER
Aircraft Chickinox
Engine 1 Rotax 582
Location Pointe de la Verdure, Gosier (Guadeloupe, France)
Min. 103.28 Km/h (56 Kt) to beat this record.
Superseded World record
WL2T Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km
Performance 122.17 Km/h (66 Kt)
Date 16 May 1993
Pilot Bruno Bouron (FRA)
Co-pilot Marie-Ange BOURON
Aircraft Air Création GT-bi XP15
Engine 1 Rotax 912
Location Montreuil-Bellay (France)
Superseded World record
WL2T Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km
Performance 108.72 Km/h (59 Kt)
Date 17 May 1992
Pilot Bruno Bouron (FRA)
Co-pilot Claude GUIBERT
Aircraft Air Création Safari GT-bi 503 Quartz 16X
Engine 1 Rotax 503
Location Montreuil-Bellay (France)
Superseded World record
AL1T Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km
Performance 157.44 Km/h (86 Kt)
Date 30 Jun 1995
Pilot Serge Ferrari (FRA)
Aircraft Micro B Proto
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Belley-Peyrieu (France)
Superseded World record
AL1T Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km
Performance 142.6 Km/h (77 Kt)
Date 4 Jun 1994
Pilot Serge Ferrari (FRA)
Aircraft Micro B Proto
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Belley-Peyrieu (France)
Current World record
AL2T Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km
Performance 274.8 Km/h (149 Kt)
Date 15 Dec 2011
Pilot Eric De Barberin-Barberini (FRA)
Co-pilot Isabelle Bernabeu
Aircraft Shark
Location Cuers-Pierrefeu (France)
Min. 277.55 Km/h (150 Kt) to beat this record.
Superseded World record
AL2T Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km
Performance 163.03 Km/h (89 Kt)
Date 4 Jun 1994
Pilot Philippe Zen (FRA)
Co-pilot Patrick DURAND
Aircraft Rans Coyotte II S-6 ES
Engine 1 Rotax 912
Location Belley-Peyrieu (France)
Superseded World record
PF1Tm Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km
Performance 37.14 Km/h (21 Kt)
Date 13 Oct 2001
Pilot Jean-Luc Thuin (FRA)
Aircraft PAP
Location Soissons (France)
Superseded World record
PL1T Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km
Performance 63.94 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)
Current World record
AS2 Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km
Performance 97.53 Km/h (53 Kt)
Date 6 Apr 1993
Pilot Albert Ukena (FRA)
Co-pilot Danièle MAZZIER
Aircraft Chickinox
Engine 1 Rotax 582
Location Pointe de la Verdure, Gosier (Guadeloupe, France)
Min. 98.51 Km/h (54 Kt) to beat this record.
Superseded World record
WL1T Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km
Performance 112.88 Km/h (61 Kt)
Date 2 Aug 1989
Pilot Serge Zin (FRA)
Aircraft Must Stamp
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Aérodrome d'Argentan (France)
Current World record
WL2T Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km
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.
Superseded World record
AL1T Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km
Performance 163.62 Km/h (89 Kt)
Date 10 Oct 1995
Pilot Serge Ferrari (FRA)
Aircraft Micro B Proto
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Belleville sur Saône (France)
Current World record
AL2T Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km
Performance 282.4 Km/h (153 Kt)
Date 23 Dec 2011
Pilot Eric De Barberin-Barberini (FRA)
Co-pilot Isabelle Bernabeu
Aircraft Shark
Engine Rotax 912
Location Cuers-Pierrefeu (France)
Min. 285.23 Km/h (155 Kt) to beat this record.
Superseded World record
AL2T Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km
Performance 131.84 Km/h (72 Kt)
Date 2 Jun 1994
Pilot Philippe Zen (FRA)
Co-pilot Gilbert HUGUET
Aircraft Rans Coyotte II S-6 ES
Engine 1 Rotax 912
Location Yenne (France)
Superseded World record
PF1Tm Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km
Performance 49.3 Km/h (27 Kt)
Date 27 Oct 2007
Pilot David Rotureau (FRA)
Aircraft Dudek Reaction TST 27
Engine PAP Top 80 1400
Location Saint Georges de Montaigu (France)
Superseded World record
PF1Tm Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km
Performance 47.4 Km/h (26 Kt)
Date 14 Jul 2007
Pilot David Rotureau (FRA)
Aircraft ITV Dakota Sport
Engine PAP Top 80 1400
Location Saint Georges de Montaigu (France)
Current World record
PL1T Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km
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.
Current World record
WL2T Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km
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.
Current World record
AL2T Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km
Performance 255.13 Km/h (138 Kt)
Date 22 Dec 2011
Pilot Eric De Barberin-Barberini (FRA)
Co-pilot Isabelle Bernabeu
Aircraft Shark
Engine Rotax 912
Location Cuers-Pierrefeu (France)
Min. 257.69 Km/h (140 Kt) to beat this record.
Current World record
WL1T Speed over a closed circuit of 1 000 km
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.
Superseded World record
WL1T Speed over a closed circuit of 1 000 km
Performance 75.44 Km/h (41 Kt)
Date 14 Jul 1990
Pilot André-Georges Lafitte (FRA)
Aircraft Cosmos Bidulm
Engine 1 Rotax 582
Location Dijon (France)
Superseded World championship record
PF1Tm Japanese Slalom
Performance 49.83 sec
Date 18 Nov 2013
Pilot Alexandre Mateos (FRA)
Aircraft Ozone Slalom 19
Engine Polini Thor 200
Location Phuket (Thailand)
Current World championship record
PL1T Japanese Slalom
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)
Current World championship record
PF1Tf Japanese Slalom
Performance 60 sec
Date 11 Aug 2014
Pilot Coralie Mateos (FRA)
Aircraft Ozone Slalom
Engine Polini Thor 130
Location Matkopuszta (Hungary)
Min. 60 sec to beat this record. (Only in FAI Cat 1 Championship)
Current World championship record
PF1Tm Clover Leaf Slalom
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)
Superseded World championship record
PF1Tm Clover Leaf Slalom
Performance 36.31 sec
Date 29 Aug 2012
Pilot Alexandre Mateos (FRA)
Aircraft Ozone Viper 2-20
Engine Polini Thor 200
Location Marugán (Spain)
Superseded World championship record
PF1Tm Clover Leaf Slalom
Performance 39.18 sec
Date 12 Jun 2009
Pilot Mathieu Rouanet (FRA)
Aircraft Ozone Viper
Location Torino (Italy)
World Records (FRA): Current 23     Superseded 45
World records courtesy FAI. See the FAI website for the definitive list of World records, this listing last checked 11 Aug 2016.

This list does not include World record claims pending ratification.