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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)

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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UK records set in class

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

Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km (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 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

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

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

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 175.87 Km/h (95 Kt)
Date 8 Jun 2006
Pilot Jan Lukeš (CZE)
Aircraft TST-9 Junior 2002
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Letnany - Benatky -Letnany (Czech Republic)
Min. 177.63 Km/h (96 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 157.44 Km/h in 1995

Previous: 142.6 Km/h in 1994

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

UK record
Performance 186 Km/h (101 Kt)
Date 13 Apr 2002
Pilot Julian Harris (GBR)
Co-pilot Robert Sharp
Aircraft Jabiru UL, registration G-ENRE
Location Isle of Sheppey, Kent (UK)
Initial claim received: 15 April 2002, Detailed claim received: 25 April 2002, Ratified as a UK record 11 June 2002, Ratified as a World record 23 July 2002
Min. 187.86 Km/h (102 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
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.

Previous: 262 Km/h in 2007

Previous: 186 Km/h in 2002

Previous: 163.03 Km/h in 1994

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

UK record
Performance 73.23 Km/h (40 Kt)
Date 2 Nov 2011
Pilot Michel Carnet (GBR)
Aircraft Dudek Nucleon 25 / Nirvana Instinct CL200
Engine Simonini 200cc
Location West Wittering to Lyminster and back
Observer Laura Turner
Ratified as a World record
Min. 73.97 Km/h (40 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
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.

Previous: 73.2 Km/h in 2011

Previous: 65.41 Km/h in 2007

Previous: 50.04 Km/h in 2006

Previous: 43.92 Km/h in 2004

Previous: 37.14 Km/h in 2001

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

UK record
Performance 32.82 Km/h (18 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. 33.15 Km/h (18 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 48.3 Km/h (27 Kt)
Date 26 May 2010
Pilot Peter Schulz (GER)
Co-pilot Kathrin PINKPANK
Aircraft Swing Sting 250
Engine Simonini 122
Location Plötzin (Germany)
Min. 48.79 Km/h (27 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 32.82 Km/h in 2007

PL1T   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 64.7 Km/h (35 Kt)
Date 14 Aug 2009
Pilot Doron Dekel (CAN)
Aircraft Fresh Breeze Xwing
Engine Fresh Breeze Xcitor
Location Bradford, ON (Canada)
Min. 65.35 Km/h (36 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 63.94 Km/h in 2009

Previous: 61.9 Km/h in 2007

Previous: 55.36 Km/h in 2005

Previous: 41.21 Km/h in 2003

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 69.84 Km/h (38 Kt)
Date 9 Jun 2006
Pilot Thomas Keller (GER)
Co-pilot Markus MÃœLLER
Aircraft Fresh Breeze Xwing
Location Bissendorf (Germany)
Min. 70.55 Km/h (39 Kt) to beat this record.

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 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.

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 136.4 Km/h (74 Kt)
Date 27 Feb 2012
Pilot Jean Luc Soullier (BEL)
Aircraft Colomban MC 30 Luciole
Engine Electravia GMPE 102
Location Sisteron (France)
Min. 137.78 Km/h (75 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 45.1 Km/h (25 Kt)
Date 21 Mar 2009
Pilot Laura Turner (GBR)
Aircraft Miniplane / Dudek Synthesis 29
Engine TOP 80
Location Brighton, UK
Observer David Smith
Ratified as a World record.
Min. 45.56 Km/h (25 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 51.6 Km/h (28 Kt)
Date 5 Aug 2011
Pilot Edina Sz. Koleszár (HUN)
Aircraft Dudek Plasma 22
Engine SOLO 210
Location Kunmadaras (Hungary)
Min. 52.12 Km/h (29 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 45.14 Km/h in 2009

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 11 Aug 2016. World record claims pending ratification are NOT included here.