Newsflash: BJ Herring has set a new rigid wing distance to goal record of 240 miles (386km), beating the old record by 15 miles. He did it on the last day of Big Spring International in Texas, 9 August 2008.
The same day Robin Hamilton flew a 300 km FAI triangle on his Swift at an average speed of 50 km/h, smashing the previous speed record of 44 km/h.
Julien Irilli and Katia Lafaille flew 360km from Quixadá, Brazil, on a Niviuk Bi Ikuma 40 on 4 November 2017 – potentially a new tandem world distance record. The record is yet to be ratified by the FAI, but Julien declared a goal at 340km, and the flight stands to take Honorin Hamard/Karine Gras’s 335.4km world […]