Viper Breaks World Speed Records, Again!
23 Oct 2007
Michel Carnet (UK), has broken 2 new World Speed Records (Pending Ratification) with the Ozone Viper! The details are below. To Summarize: For the foot launched record, Michel maintained an average speed of 63.71km/h over a 15km course. That means he of course was actually hitting speeds higher than that at times, which is quite amazing. For the trike record, Michel maintained a speed of 58.49km/h for 100km over a closed circuit! Congratulations Michel, that's amazing and we think it will be a while before someone manages to beat that record, or best the Viper's top speed. FAI has received the following Class R (Microlights) record claims: ================================================================ Claim number : 14844 Sub-class :RPF1 (Microlights : Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown with one person) Type of record : Speed over a straight 15/25 km course Course/location : Brighton (UK) Performance : 63.71 km/h Pilot : Michael CARNET (UK) Paramotor : Ozone Viper Date :19.10.2007 Current record : 60.13 km/h (19.07.2004 - Jiri SRAMEK, Czech Republic) ==================================================================== and ================================================================ Claim number : 14845 Sub-class :RPL1 (Microlights : Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown with one person) Type of record : Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km without landing Course/location : Brighton (UK) Performance : 58.49 km/h Pilot : Michael CARNET (UK) Paramotor : Ozone Viper Date :18.10.2007 Current record : no record set yet ==================================================================== 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). -- Marcel Meyer FAI Executive officer