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

Filter: All   Current World   Superseded World    Current UK   Superseded UK   

Superseded World record
AL1T Distance in a straight line
Performance 1028.92 Km (556 Nm)
Date 26 Sep 1987
Pilot Thomas E. Pratt (USA)
Aircraft AmeriPlanes Mitchell Wing A-10 Silver Eagle
Location Winterset, IA - Cleverland, OH (USA)
Current World record
AL1T Distance in a straight line with limited fuel
Performance 274.61 Km (149 Nm)
Date 30 Nov 2003
Pilot Jon A. Jacobs (USA)
Aircraft U.S.Pacific Mitchell Wing B-10
Engine 1 Volkswagen Half VW
Location Burnettsville, IN (USA) - Petersburg, MI (USA)
Min. 277.36 Km (150 Nm) to beat this record.
Superseded World record
AL1T Distance in a straight line with limited fuel
Performance 250.65 Km (136 Nm)
Date 15 Oct 1988
Pilot Michael Brawner (USA)
Aircraft AmeriPlanes Mitchell Wing A-10 Silver Eagle
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Brazoria, TX (USA) - Seguin, TX (USA)
Current World record
AL1T Distance in a closed circuit
Performance 805.4 Km (435 Nm)
Date 2 Sep 1986
Pilot Thomas E. Pratt (USA)
Aircraft AmeriPlanes Mitchell Wing A-10 Silver Eagle
Location Elyria, OH (USA) - West Salem, OH (USA)
Min. 813.46 Km (440 Nm) to beat this record.
Superseded World record
AL1T Distance in a closed circuit with limited fuel
Performance 197.96 Km (107 Nm)
Date 20 Sep 1987
Pilot Michael Brawner (USA)
Aircraft AmeriPlanes Mitchell Wing A-10 Silver Eagle
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Houston Gulf Airport, TX (USA)
Superseded World record
PF1Tm Distance in a closed circuit with limited fuel
Performance 1.26 Km (1 Nm)
Date 9 Nov 2006
Pilot David Rogers (USA)
Aircraft APCO Thrust
Engine 1 Cors-Air M25Y
Location Miccosukee, FL (USA)
Superseded World record
AL1T Altitude
Performance 5934m (19466 Ft)
Date 20 Apr 1985
Pilot Patrick A. Derry (USA)
Aircraft Eipper Formance Quicksilver
Engine 1 Rotax 503
Location Hartwood airport-Bealleton, VA (USA)
Current World record
PF2T Altitude
Performance 4605m (15106 Ft)
Date 7 Dec 2012
Pilot Ryan D. Shaw (USA)
Co-pilot Deanna Lucky
Aircraft APCO Play 42 MK
Engine Simonini Mini 2 EVO 230
Location Peoria, AZ (USA)
Min. 4744m (15559 Ft) to beat this record.
Current World record
PL1T Altitude
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.
Superseded World record
PL1T Altitude
Performance 5198m (17051 Ft)
Date 27 Apr 2000
Pilot Howard M. Gish Jr (USA)
Aircraft Six Chuter SR-2
Engine 1 Rotax 503
Location Chugiak, AK (USA)
Current World record
WL1E Altitude
Performance 1521m (4990 Ft)
Date 21 Jun 2014
Pilot Gary C. Davis (USA)
Aircraft North Wing Stratus XP
Location Greenville, SC (USA)
Min. 1567m (5140 Ft) to beat this record.
Superseded World record
PF1Tm Time to climb to a height of 3000 m
Performance 0h 23m 5s
Date 31 Oct 2012
Pilot Ryan D. Shaw (USA)
Aircraft Dudek Hadron
Engine Simonini Mini 2 EVO 230
Location Peoria, AZ (USA)
Superseded World record
PF2T Time to climb to a height of 3000 m
Performance 0h 56m 1s
Date 7 Dec 2012
Pilot Ryan D. Shaw (USA)
Co-pilot Deanna Lucky
Aircraft APCO Play 42 MK
Engine Simonini Mini 2 EVO 230
Location Peoria, AZ (USA)
Superseded World record
PL1T Time to climb to a height of 3000 m
Performance 0h 22m 30s
Date 10 Aug 2000
Pilot Howard M. Gish Jr (USA)
Aircraft Six Chuter SR-2
Location Chugiak, AK (USA)
Current World record
PF1Tm Speed over a straight course
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.
Current World record
PF1Tm Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km
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.
World Records (USA): Current 7     Superseded 9
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.