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Viper Breaks World Speed Records, Again!

October 24, 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:
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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)
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and
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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
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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