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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
14 Aug 2015, 13:50

Distance in a closed circuit (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 204.21 Km (111 Nm)
Date 30 Sep 1992
Pilot Arthur H Trapp (GBR)
Aircraft Chaser S
Location Unknown
Min. 206.26 Km (112 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 146 Km in 1983

World record
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.

Previous: 1044.29 Km in 1990

Previous: 203.5 Km in 1986

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 1010.9 Km (546 Nm)
Date 2 Aug 2008
Pilot Pal Matuska (HUN)
Co-pilot Krisztina SZÀK
Aircraft Air Création IXESS
Engine Rotax 618
Location Békéscsaba (Hungary)
Min. 1021.01 Km (552 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 809 Km in 2007

Previous: 698.86 Km in 1999

Previous: 580.4 Km in 1998

Previous: 503.4 Km in 1996

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

UK record
No record set
World record
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.

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 616 Km (333 Nm)
Date 23 Aug 2000
Pilot Patrick Watermann (SUI)
Co-pilot Nathalie MEYER
Aircraft Ikarus Comco C-42
Engine 1 Rotax 912
Location Herten-Rheinfelden (Germany)
Min. 622.16 Km (336 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 514 Km in 1998

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 504.17 Km (273 Nm)
Date 2 Sep 2011
Pilot Peter Schulz (GER)
Aircraft Dudek Nucleon
Engine Simonini 122
Location Plötzin (Germany)
Min. 509.21 Km (275 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 343.6 Km in 2009

Previous: 231.6 Km in 2001

Previous: 179.4 Km in 1995

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 184.5 Km (100 Nm)
Date 11 Sep 2010
Pilot Peter Schulz (GER)
Co-pilot Kathrin PINKPANK
Aircraft Swing Sting 250
Engine Simonini 122
Location Saarmund (Germany)
Min. 186.35 Km (101 Nm) to beat this record.

PL1T   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 207.8 Km (113 Nm)
Date 27 Aug 2011
Pilot Henrik Jacobus Theron (RSA)
Aircraft Dudek Nucleon
Engine Simonini Mini 2 Plus
Location Pretoria (South Africa)
Min. 209.88 Km (114 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 176.35 Km in 2009

Previous: 100.78 Km in 2008

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

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

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
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.

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
Performance 50.13 Km (28 Nm)
Date 27 Feb 2012
Pilot Jean Luc Soullier (BEL)
Aircraft Colomban MC 30 Luciole
Engine Electravia GMPE 102
Location Sisteron (France)
Min. 50.64 Km (28 Nm) 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
No record set
World record
Performance 130.31 Km (71 Nm)
Date 17 Aug 2011
Pilot Edina Sz. Koleszár (HUN)
Aircraft Dudek Nucleon 23
Engine SOLO 210
Location Hatvan (Hungary)
Min. 131.62 Km (72 Nm) to beat this record.

Previous: 120 Km in 2009

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 30.4 Km (17 Nm)
Date 21 Aug 2010
Pilot Peter Schulz (GER)
Aircraft Swing Naja 21
Location Plötzin (Germany)
Min. 30.71 Km (17 Nm) to beat this record.

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.