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World Paragliding Records

Here is a listing of the current world paragliding records, broken down into Distance, Speed and Height Gain records.



The official units are Metric, but the corresponding Imperial figures are included for those who are more familiar with them.






Records for Distance

Straight Distance: 502.9 km (312.3 miles)
Date of flight: 14/12/2008
Pilot: Nevil Hulett (South Africa)
Location: Copperton (South Africa)
Paraglider: Mac Para Magus

Straight Distance to a Declared Goal: 411.3 km (255.4 miles)
Date of flight: 14/12/2008
Pilot: Nevil Hulett (South Africa)
Location: Copperton (South Africa)
Paraglider: Mac Para Magus

Out-and-Return Distance: 259.7 km (161.4 miles)
Date of flight: 20/07/2006
Pilot: Aljaz Valic (Slovenia)
Location: Soriska Planina (Slovenia)
Paraglider: Mac Para Magus

Distance over a Triangular Course: 237.1 km (147.2 miles)
Date of flight: 10/08/2003
Pilot: Pierre Bouilloux (France)
Location: Pralognan la Vanoise - Fort Steynard - Tête du Parmelan - Pralognan la Vanoise (France)
Paraglider: Gin Gliders Boomerang



Records for Speed

Speed over a Triangular Course of 25km: 41.15 kph (25.57 mph)
Date of flight: 23/07/2006
Pilot: Charles Cazaux (France)
Location: Aiguebelette, Savoie (France)
Paraglider: Gin Gliders Boomerang 4

Speed over a Triangular course of 50km: 36.07 kph (22.41 mph)
Date of flight: 26/07/2006
Pilot: Charles Cazaux (France)
Location: St Hilaire du Touvet (France)
Paraglider: Gin Gliders Boomerang 4

Speed over a Triangular Course of 100km: 30.97 kph (19.24 mph)
Date of flight: 19/07/2006
Pilot: Marko Novak (Slovenia)
Location: Soriska Planina (Slovenia)
Paraglider: Gradient Avax RSF

Speed over a Triangular Course of 200km: 23.50 kph (14.60 mph)
Date of flight: 19/06/2000
Pilot: Klaus Heimhofer (Austria)
Location: Stubnerkogel (Austria)
Paraglider: Gin Gliders Boomerang

Speed over an Out-and-Return Course of 100km: 34.75 kph (21.59 mph)
Date of flight: 03/07/2004
Pilot: Gasper Prevc (Slovenia)
Location: Drazgoska Gora (Slovenia)
Paraglider: Gradient Avax RSE

Speed over an Out-and-Return Course of 200km: 34.15 kph (21.22 mph)
Date of flight: 20/07/2006
Pilot: Marko Novak (Slovenia)
Location: Soriska Planina (Slovenia)
Paraglider: Gradient Avax RSF



Records for Height Gain

Gain of Height: 4,526m (14,850ft)
Date of flight: 06/01/1993
Pilot: Robbie Whittall (UK)
Location: Brandvlei (South Africa)
Paraglider: Firebird Navajo Proto


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