FAI has ratified the following Class O (Hang Gliding and Paragliding) World record:
Claim number: 19334
Sub-class: O-2 / HG with a rigid primary structure / movable control surface(s)
Group: Not applicable
Type of record: Speed over a triangular course of 100 km
Course/location: Brussels, Ontario (Canada)
Performance: 59,00 km/h
Pilot: Armand Acchione (Canada)
Aircraft: Swift Light / Aeriane
Previous record: 53,73 km/h (30.08.2002 - Robin Hamilton, United Kingdom)
FAI congratulates the Pilot on this splendid achievement.
The pilot thanks Stewart Midwinter, HPAC Records Chair and Martin Henry, himself a repeat world record holder, for their diligence in preparing the extensive record claim submission to FAI.
Left to right: pilot Armand Acchione, tug pilot Bruce Armstrong and Andrew Acchione, son of the pilot.