June 17, 2020
The lowland record in France recently set by Franck Arnaud cannot be recognized due to an unexpected airspace violation. The flight over 438 km was over France. // Source: XContest.org Bad luck, you have to say. Because the 438 km flight by Franck Arnaud (Lu-Glidz reported) and a total of three other pilots was actually well prepared. This also included obtaining approval for an otherwise restricted airspace. However, this release was only granted provisionally. Only when the pilots were already on the move did the aerial supervisor pull back. But the troops no longer received this information. So the pilots stayed on course in good faith, only to find out afterwards that they should have been flying a smaller bow at one point. The record as such can no longer be recognized. It still remains a special flight.
This article has been translated for your convenience and was originally written in tedesco.
A popular German Paragliding Blog written by Lucian Haas