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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 (2 seat 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)

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Site last updated by RMH
25 Nov 2018, 15:36

Speed over a straight course (All classes)
This is the definitive list of UK records but the FAI website is the authority for World records.

WL1T   Weight-shift Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine

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

WL2T   Weight-shift Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons / Thermal engine

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 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. 172.71 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

AL1T   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine

UK record
Performance 126.3 Km/h (69 Kt)
Date 4 Aug 1983
Pilot David Cook (GBR)
Aircraft CFM Shadow 440
Location Cove Hithe (UK)
This record was achieved "Over a straight course of 3 Km" which is a discontinued distance.
Min. 127.57 Km/h (69 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 194.2 Km/h (105 Kt)
Date 11 Oct 2003
Pilot Pavel Skarytka (CZE)
Aircraft B-612
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Bubovice (Czech Republic)
Min. 196.15 Km/h (106 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 168.55 Km/h in 1995

Previous: 151.71 Km/h in 1994

AL2T   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 323 Km/h (175 Kt)
Date 16 Dec 2015
Pilot Alberto Rodolfo Porto (ITA)
Co-pilot Sara Della Moretta
Aircraft SEA Risen
Engine Rotax 912
Location Ozzano Dell'Emilia, BO (Italy)
Min. 326.23 Km/h (177 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 300.51 Km/h in 2015

Previous: 285.78 Km/h in 2012

Previous: 282.2 Km/h in 2011

Previous: 274.78 Km/h in 2005

Previous: 265 Km/h in 1999

Previous: 194.5 Km/h in 1994

PF1Tm   Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo / Thermal engine / male

UK record
Performance 72.96 Km/h (40 Kt)
Date 5 Feb 2011
Pilot Dean ELDRIDGE (GBR)
Aircraft Parajet / Paramania Fusion 20
Engine Parajet Rotron 294
Location Salton Sea, CA USA
Observer Jeff Goin
Accepted as a UK record 17 may 2011 Ratified as a World Record.
Min. 73.69 Km/h (40 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 63.7 Km/h in 2007

World record
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.

Previous: 72.96 Km/h in 2011

Previous: 64.85 Km/h in 2009

Previous: 63.8 Km/h in 2007

Previous: 60.13 Km/h in 2004

Previous: 42.05 Km/h in 2003

PF2T   Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown with two persons / Thermal engine

UK record
Performance 37.41 Km/h (21 Kt)
Date 2 Nov 2007
Pilot Michel Carnet (GBR)
Co-pilot David Smith
Aircraft Bailey / Dudek Orca 41
Engine JPX 330
Location Trueleigh Sands, Sussex
Observer Nigel Thomas and Frances Valdes
Min. 37.79 Km/h (21 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
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.

Previous: 50.1 Km/h in 2010

Previous: 37.4 Km/h in 2007

PL1T   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine

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

PL2T   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 79.6 Km/h (43 Kt)
Date 18 Sep 2008
Pilot Thomas Keller (GER)
Co-pilot Markus MÃœLLER
Aircraft Fresh Breeze Xwing
Engine Fresh Breeze Xcitor
Location Bissendorf (Germany)
Min. 80.41 Km/h (44 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 50.85 Km/h in 2001

WF1T   Weight-shift Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WF2T   Weight-shift Control / Foot-launched / Flown with two persons / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WS1   Weight-shift Control / Seaplane / Flown solo

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WS2   Weight-shift Control / Seaplane / Flown with two persons

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

AS1   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Seaplane / Flown solo

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

AS2   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Seaplane / Flown with two persons

UK record
No record set
World record
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.

WM1   Weight-shift Control / Amphibian / Flown solo

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WM2   Weight-shift Control / Amphibian / Flown with two persons

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

AM1   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Amphibian / Flown solo

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

AM2   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Amphibian / Flown with two persons

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WL1E   Weight-shift Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WL2E   Weight-shift Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

AL1E   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 189 Km/h (103 Kt)
Date 29 Sep 2012
Pilot Jean Luc Soullier (BEL)
Aircraft Colomban MC 30 E
Engine Electravia GMPE 102
Location Koksijde (Belgium)
Min. 190.89 Km/h (104 Kt) to beat this record.

AL2E   Movable Aerodynamic Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PF1Tf   Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo / Thermal engine / female

UK record
Performance 56.93 Km/h (31 Kt)
Date 17 Oct 2010
Pilot Laura TURNER (GBR)
Aircraft Miniplane / Dudek Nucleon
Engine Top 80
Location Pulborough, Sussex UK
Observer Michel CARNET
Ratified as a World Record
Min. 57.5 Km/h (32 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 56.93 Km/h (31 Kt)
Date 17 Oct 2010
Pilot Laura Turner (GBR)
Aircraft Dudek Nucleon
Engine Miniplane Top 80
Location Pulborough (United Kingdom)
Min. 57.5 Km/h (32 Kt) to beat this record.

PF1E   Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PF2E   Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown with two persons / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WF1E   Weightshift Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

WF2E   Weightshift Control / Foot-launched / Flown with two persons / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PL1E   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PL2E   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons / Electric engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

GL1   Autogyro / Landplane / Flown solo

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

GL2   Autogyro / Landplane / Flown with two persons

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set
World records courtesy FAI. See the FAI website for the definitive list of World records, this listing last checked 7 Dec 2018. World record claims pending ratification are NOT included here.