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Nevil Hulett - sets a new paragliding world distance record!

Friday 27 February 2009

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The paragliding world is talking about the incredible new distant record of 502.2 kms that Nevil Hulett set on December 14th 2008 in South Africa.
A flight with a distant that was unimaginable a few years ago!

We have just recently learnt that Nevil flies with a Kanibal Race harness. It’s the second time in 2 years that a World record has been taken using a Kanibal Race harness.
At the end of 2006 Aljaz Valic from Slovenia flew 426.8 kms at the site of ‘Aar’ in South Africa using a Kanibal Race harness.

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During Nevil’s 502 kms flight, Nevil topped out at 5689m asl and made an average speed of 73.3 km/h and a maximum speed of 126.7 km/h over the ground, an amazing performance by any imagination!
Many congratulations go to Nevil for realising a flight that we only dream about!

More information on Leonardo and on FlyGirl’s website (Gaynor Schoeman)

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