122km on a tandem paraglider in Finland

Finland tandem record XContest

Finnish pilot Hermanni Keinänen has filed a claim with the FAI for a 121.9km tandem ‘straight distance to a declared goal’ European record.

He and passenger Tero Tikkanen, flew a GIN Fuse 41 from Ylivieska to Hoisko in Finland on 11 May 2016, a five-and-a-half hour flight.
Finland tandem record FAI

Finland might not be the first place to come to mind for long-distance free-flying, but clearly it can be good. The following day, 12 May, Jouni Makkonen flew 216.27km from Isolähde, Finland.

• Got news?

Send it to us at news@xcmag.com.

Subscribe to the world’s favourite hang gliding and paragliding magazine home

Share this:

Tags: , ,


Travel Guide: Suggestions

Guide to El Yelmo, Spain

Guide to El Yelmo, Spain

The season starts early in southern Spain with thermalling from February Read >>

Guide to Krusevo, Macedonia

Guide to Krusevo, Macedonia

Well known by competition pilots, Kruševo offers a mix of mountain and flatland cross-country flying and nice strong but safe conditions Read >>

Guide to Pokhara, Nepal

Guide to Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara is a must on any serious pilot’s world tour – fly warm winter thermals against the backdrop of the snow-clad Himalaya Read >>