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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

Time to climb to a height of 3000 m (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 0h 8m 7s
Date 16 Mar 1984
Pilot Bob Calvert (GBR)
Aircraft Puma Sprint / Robin 3 Cyl [Flightline reported he was flying a Pegasus XL]
Location Peasington (UK)
This was accepted by FAI as as World record
Max. 0h 7m 52s to beat this record.
World record
Performance 0h 5m 40s
Date 2 Apr 1997
Pilot Roland Coddens (BEL)
Aircraft Air Création Racer
Engine 1 Arrow GP 1000
Location Baisy-Thy (Belgium)
Max. 0h 5m 29s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 6m 32s in 1989

Previous: 0h 8m 7s in 1984

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

UK record
Performance 0h 9m 37s
Date 19 Jan 2008
Pilot Mark Jackson (GBR)
Co-pilot Eve Jackson
Aircraft P & M Aviation GT450 'Seeing is Believing'
Location Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
More info www.flymicro.com
Observer RMH
Ratified as a UK record 5 May 2008
Max. 0h 9m 19s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 17m 2s in 1993

World record
Performance 0h 7m 20s
Date 14 Sep 2008
Pilot Jan Bèm (CZE)
Co-pilot Olga ZALUSKÁ
Aircraft Cosmos-Bidulm Chronos 14
Engine 1 Rotax 914
Location Milovice (Czech Republic)
Max. 0h 7m 6s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 9m 19s in 2001

Previous: 0h 15m 7s in 1998

Previous: 0h 17m 2s in 1993

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 0h 6m 46s
Date 5 Mar 1989
Pilot Eric Scott Winton (AUS)
Aircraft Facet Opal
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Evans Head, NSW (Australia)
Max. 0h 6m 33s to beat this record.

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 0h 5m 22s
Date 15 Oct 2012
Pilot Jan Bém (CZE)
Co-pilot Jana Lorencová Tucanová
Aircraft AirLony Skylane 914
Engine Rotax 914
Location Milovice (Czech Republic)
Max. 0h 5m 12s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 9m 20s in 1994

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

UK record
Performance 0h 18m 49s
Date 29 Nov 2014
Pilot Mark Morgan (GBR)
Aircraft Bailey Matrix / Ozone Viper 3
Engine Bailey Hornet 160cc
Location Earnley, West Sussex
More info www.youtube.com
Observer Barry Holleran
Submitted as a World Record claim
Max. 0h 18m 15s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 21m 53s in 2014

World record
Performance 0h 18m 49s
Date 29 Nov 2014
Pilot Mark Morgan (GBR)
Aircraft Ozone Viper 3-26
Engine Bailey Hornet
Location Earnley, West Sussex (United Kingdom)
Max. 0h 18m 15s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 22m 10s in 2013

Previous: 0h 23m 5s in 2012

Previous: 0h 26m 36s in 2006

Previous: 0h 31m 20s in 1996

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 0h 41m 25s
Date 21 Apr 2015
Pilot Karen Skinner (ESP)
Co-pilot Jason Whitehead
Aircraft Niviuk Takoo 3
Engine Polini Thor 250
Location Sant Pere Pescador (Spain)
Max. 0h 40m 10s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 48m 44s in 2014

Previous: 0h 56m 1s in 2012

PL1T   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 0h 16m 51s
Date 26 Dec 2003
Pilot Istvan Kocsis (HUN)
Aircraft Sunflightcraft "Explorer" & Sycon Chiron 340
Location Sarvar (Hungary)
Max. 0h 16m 20s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 22m 30s in 2000

Previous: 1h 9m 0s in 2000

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 0h 24m 58s
Date 26 Dec 2003
Pilot Helmut Stern (AUT)
Co-pilot Anja ZOTTER
Aircraft Sunflightcraft "Air Chopper" & Sycon Chiron 340
Location Sarvar (Hungary)
Max. 0h 24m 13s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 39m 6s in 2003

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 0h 24m 0s
Date 18 Jul 1992
Pilot Yves Rousseau (FRA)
Aircraft Medium Ropuleim
Engine 1 Rotax 447
Location Bégrolles en Mauges (France)
Max. 0h 23m 16s 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
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 0h 22m 5s
Date 6 Jun 2013
Pilot Karen Skinner (ESP)
Aircraft Niviuk Artik 3
Engine Polini Thor 200
Location Sant Pere Pescador (Spain)
Max. 0h 21m 25s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 30m 29s 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.