March 6, 2019
The FAI has ratified two new paraglider course record records: a declared target flight over 479 kilometers and a flight over three waypoints at 551 kilometers. The Finn Jouni Makkonen high above the Brazilian lowlands. // Source: FAI.org Both flights took place in the past (European) autumn in northeastern Brazil, each with takeoff from the winds in Caico. The finish flight over 479 km was completed by Finn Jouni Makkonen. The distance flight over 551 kilometers was submitted by the Swiss Michael Sigel. The previously valid records were 451 km (target flight of Vagner Campos in 2017) and 476.5 km (3 way points, Charles Cazaux in 2015).
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