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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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UK records set in class

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

Speed over a closed circuit of 100 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 124.5 Km/h (68 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. 125.75 Km/h (68 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 129.97 Km/h (71 Kt)
Date 21 Aug 2002
Pilot Helmut Großklaus (GER)
Aircraft Grossklaus Silent Racer 12
Engine 1 Hirth 2706 E
Location Geschendorf (Germany)
Min. 131.28 Km/h (71 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 124.5 Km/h in 1991

Previous: 112.88 Km/h in 1989

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

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

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 166.8 Km/h (91 Kt)
Date 14 Jun 2009
Pilot Jan Lukeš (CZE)
Aircraft TST-9 Junior 2002
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Letnany
Min. 168.47 Km/h (91 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 163.62 Km/h in 1995

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

UK record
Performance 187 Km/h (101 Kt)
Date 14 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. 188.87 Km/h (102 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
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.

Previous: 268.4 Km/h in 2007

Previous: 187 Km/h in 2002

Previous: 176.42 Km/h in 2000

Previous: 172.34 Km/h in 2000

Previous: 167.54 Km/h in 1998

Previous: 135.37 Km/h in 1998

Previous: 131.84 Km/h in 1994

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

UK record
Performance 51.8 Km/h (28 Kt)
Date 21 Mar 2009
Pilot Michel Carnet (GBR)
Aircraft Bailey 175 / Dudek Nucleon 29
Engine Bailey 4-stroke 175cc
Location Brighton, UK
Observer David Smith
Ratified as a World record.
Min. 52.32 Km/h (29 Kt) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 77 Km/h (42 Kt)
Date 18 Apr 2010
Pilot Anthony Douglas Gibson (RSA)
Aircraft Dudek Plasma 26.5
Engine Simonini Mini 2 Plus
Location Mooi Plaas (South Africa)
Min. 77.77 Km/h (42 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 51.9 Km/h in 2009

Previous: 49.3 Km/h in 2007

Previous: 47.4 Km/h in 2007

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 51.9 Km/h (29 Kt)
Date 13 Jul 2010
Pilot Peter Schulz (GER)
Co-pilot Kathrin PINKPANK
Aircraft Swing Sting 250
Engine Simonini 122
Location Plötzin (Germany)
Min. 52.42 Km/h (29 Kt) to beat this record.

PL1T   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
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.

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 75.23 Km/h (41 Kt)
Date 13 Sep 2007
Pilot Thomas Keller (GER)
Co-pilot Markus MÃœLLER
Aircraft Fresh Breeze Xwing
Engine Hirth 3503
Location Hannover Scherenbostel (Germany)
Min. 75.99 Km/h (42 Kt) to beat this record.

Previous: 53.01 Km/h in 2004

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
No record set

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
No record set

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
No record set
World record
Performance 54.4 Km/h (30 Kt)
Date 21 Sep 2009
Pilot Edina Sz. Koleszár (HUN)
Aircraft Dudek Plasma 22
Engine _other Parapower Solo210
Location Dány (Hungary)
Min. 54.95 Km/h (30 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.