335.4km world tandem PG record

Tuesday 3 November, 2015
Honorin Hamard declared distance to goal Brazil

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Honorin Hamard and passenger Karine Gras are celebrating a successful 335.4km flight from Quixadá to a declared goal on 1 November 2015.

If ratified, it takes the World ‘distance to a declared goal’ tandem paragliding record, beating André Fleury’s 308.3km record that was set in Brazil in 2006, by 27km.

This is the second tandem paragliding world record claimed by French pilots in Quixadá in a week, following Julien Irilli’s 363km ‘free distance using up to three turnpoints’ record, from 26 October.

After passing their declared goal at 335.4km, Honorin and Karine carried on, hoping to beat the tandem straight distance record of 356km, but they landed three kilometres short at Tanque.

Slightly disappointed, Honorin said that on  a normal day in Brazil there should have been a good hour of flying still to be had, but the sky had become covered and the day ended early. Next time!

As for the passenger, Honorin wrote on his Facebook page that Karine had suffered some airsickness thanks to his “sporty” piloting, but she held on for the nine-and-a-half hour flight!

Honorin Hamard declared distance to goal Brazil

The record claim documentation

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