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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

Time to climb to a height of 6000 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 22m 36s
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 21m 55s to beat this record.
World record
Performance 0h 14m 54s
Date 2 Apr 1997
Pilot Roland Coddens (BEL)
Aircraft Air Création Racer
Engine 1 Arrow GP 1000
Location Baisy-Thy (Belgium)
Max. 0h 14m 27s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 22m 36s in 1984

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

UK record
Performance 0h 25m 45s
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
Max. 0h 24m 58s to beat this record.
World record
Performance 0h 19m 32s
Date 11 Sep 2009
Pilot Jan Bèm (CZE)
Co-pilot Olga ZALUSKÁ
Aircraft La Mouette Chronos 14
Engine Rotax 914
Location Milovice (Czech Republic)
Max. 0h 18m 56s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 25m 45s in 2008

Previous: 0h 33m 15s in 2007

Previous: 0h 42m 13s in 2001

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

UK record
No record set
World record
Performance 0h 18m 51s
Date 23 Jul 1989
Pilot Louis Y. Schmitz (BEL)
Aircraft Aviasud Engineering Albatros
Engine 1 Rotax 503
Location Fréjus La Palud (France)
Max. 0h 18m 17s to beat this record.

Previous: 0h 20m 25s in 1989

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

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

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

UK record
Performance 1h 20m 33s
Date 3 Oct 2015
Pilot Giles Fowler (GBR)
Aircraft Bailey Matrix / Ozone Viper 3 26
Engine Bailey Hornet 160cc
Location Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
Observer Paul Bailey and Paul Mahoney
Max. 1h 18m 8s to beat this record.
World record
Performance 1h 12m 32s
Date 2 Sep 2008
Pilot Ramón Morillas Salmeron (ESP)
Aircraft Advance Omega 7
Engine PAP VR 200
Location Granada (Spain)
Max. 1h 10m 21s to beat this record.

Previous: 4h 40m 27s in 2006

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

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

PL1T   Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo / Thermal engine

UK record
No record set
World record
No record set

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
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
No record set

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.