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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
19 Sep 2014, 16:20

Altitude (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 7684m (25206 Ft)
Date 16 Mar 1984
Pilot Bob Calvert (GBR)
Aircraft Puma Sprint / Robin 3 Cyl
Location Peasington (UK)
Min. 7915m (25962 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 5791m in 1983

World record
Performance 9720m (31885 Ft)
Date 18 Sep 1994
Pilot Serge Zin (FRA)
Aircraft Air Création Norgil
Engine 1 Rotax 582
Location Saint-Auban (France)
Min. 10012m (32842 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 7000m in 1987

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

UK record
Performance 7395m (24258 Ft)
Date 19 Jan 2008
Pilot Mark Jackson (GBR)
Co-pilot Eve Jackson
Aircraft P & M Aviation GT450 'Seeing is Believing'
Engine Rotax 914, 115 Hp.
Location Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
More info www.flymicro.com
Observer RMH
Ratified as a UK record 5 May 2008 Ratified as a World Record 3 Sept 2008
Min. 7617m (24986 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 3296m in 2003

World record
Performance 8072m (26479 Ft)
Date 13 Sep 2010
Pilot Jan Bèm (CZE)
Co-pilot Olga ZALUSKÁ
Aircraft La Mouette Chronos 14
Engine Rotax 914
Location Milovice (Czech Republic)
Min. 8315m (27273 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 7395m in 2008

Previous: 6876m in 2007

Previous: 6245m in 1998

Previous: 5976m in 1992

Previous: 5113m in 1991

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 9144m (29996 Ft)
Date 11 Mar 1989
Pilot Eric Scott Winton (AUS)
Aircraft Facet Opal
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Tyagarah Aerodrome, NSW (Australia)
Min. 9419m (30895 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 5934m in 1985

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

UK record
Performance 3184m (10445 Ft)
Date 13 Apr 2002
Pilot Julian Harris (GBR)
Co-pilot Robert Sharp
Aircraft Jabiru UL, registration G-ENRE
Location Margate, Kent (UK)
Ratified as a UK record 13 May 2002
Min. 3280m (10758 Ft) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 7608m (24957 Ft)
Date 21 Jan 2014
Pilot Alexis Anastasiou (GRE)
Co-pilot Petros Printezis
Aircraft Pipistrel Sinus 912
Engine 1 Rotax 912
Location Kopais, Viotia (Greece)
Min. 7837m (25706 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 7143m in 1993

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

UK record
Performance 2918m (9572 Ft)
Date 22 Sep 2014
Pilot Gordon Blackley (GBR)
Aircraft Bailey Matrix / Advance Epsilon 7
Engine Bailey Hornet
Location Over, Cambridgeshire
Observer Paul Bailey, Giles Fowler, Suzanne Hobbs
Min. 3006m (9860 Ft) to beat this record.
World record
Performance 7589m (24895 Ft)
Date 19 Sep 2009
Pilot Ramón Morillas Salmeron (ESP)
Aircraft Advance Sigma 7
Location Hushe's Valey (Pakistan)
Min. 7817m (25642 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 6721m in 2008

Previous: 6102m in 2006

Previous: 5414m in 2005

Previous: 5243m in 2002

Previous: 5051m in 1996

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

UK record
Performance 1334m (4376 Ft)
Date 18 Mar 2000
Pilot Kevin Bates (GBR)
Co-pilot Jane Brooks
Aircraft DK Whisper Plus / Advance Bi-Beta
Engine Solo 210
Location Four Stone, Kinnerton, Nr New Radnor, Powys (UK)
Ratified by FAI as as World record on 1 Nov 2000
Min. 1375m (4508 Ft) to beat this record.
World record
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.

Previous: 3036m in 2002

Previous: 1334m in 2000

PL1T   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
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.

Previous: 5198m in 2000

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 4575m (15008 Ft)
Date 26 Dec 2003
Pilot Helmut Stern (AUT)
Co-pilot Anja ZOTTER
Aircraft Sunflightcraft "Air Chopper" & Sycon Chiron 340
Location Sarvar (Hungary)
Min. 4713m (15458 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 3409m in 2003

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 5230m (17156 Ft)
Date 18 Jul 1992
Pilot Yves Rousseau (FRA)
Aircraft Medium Ropuleim
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Bégrolles en Mauges (France)
Min. 5387m (17671 Ft) to beat this record.

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
Performance 2366m (7762 Ft)
Date 27 Feb 2012
Pilot Jean Luc Soullier (BEL)
Aircraft Colomban MC 30 Luciole
Engine Electravia GMPE 102
Location Sisteron (France)
Min. 2437m (7995 Ft) 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 6250m (20502 Ft)
Date 8 Oct 2013
Pilot Karen Skinner (ESP)
Aircraft Niviuk Artik 3
Engine Polini Thor 200
Location Castejon de Sos (Spain)
Min. 6438m (21117 Ft) to beat this record.

Previous: 4996m in 2011

Previous: 4073m 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 26 Nov 2014. World record claims pending ratification are NOT included here.