Arduino Persello has filed a claim with the FAI for a world record out-and-return. He flew 280km out and return on 27 June 2012 from Sorica in Slovenia.
The route took him to Longarone in Italy and back. He was in the air for nearly 11 hours.
It betters the current record, also held by Arduino, by 16km
The FAI claim states:
Claim number : 16572
Sub-class :O-3 (Paragliders)
Type of record : Out-and-return distance
Course/location : Sorica (Slovenia) – Longarone (Italy
Performance : 280.00 km
Pilot : Arduino Persello (Italy) operated by
Current record : 264.05 km (06.05.2011 – Arduino Persello, Italy)
The details shown above are provisional. When all the evidence required
has been received and checked, the exact figures will be established and
the record ratified (if appropriate).
Arduino’s tracklog is on XContest here.
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