If his claim is ratified, Spaniard Carlos Punet has taken the World hang gliding out-and-return distance record to 388.6km with a flight from Burgsdorf, Namibia on 9 January 2012.
Carlos was already the holder of the record, for a 354.4km flight on 11 January 2010. He lost it for just two minutes though on 9 January 2012, when Frenchman Patrick Chopard extended it to 386.09km, landing just two minutes and two kilometres earlier than Carlos.
Carlos’ 388.6 kilometres took him eight hours and 41 minutes.
More information on the flights, and tracklogs, are available on the Online Contest website.
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