SA Gliding Records

South African Gliding Records
Last updated: 29 June 2009

OPEN CLASS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance 11/89 H H Fischer Ventus 737,4km
Free Out-and-Return Distance 1/97 H H Fischer/S Haselum Nimbus 3DM 892,2km
Free Three Turn Point Distance 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1108km
Free Triangle Distance 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1108km
Straight Distance to a Goal 11/89 H H Fischer Ventus A 737,4km
Three Turn Point Distance 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1108km
Out-and Return Distance 12/90 H H Fischer Ventus A 1006,3km
Triangle Distance 1/95 H H Fischer Ventus A 1112,0km
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return 12/06 Douglas Bradley LS7 129.24kph
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle 11/75 K Goudriaan ASW 17 172,0km/h
300km Triangle 12/84 G P Dunbar Ventus B 161,1km/h
500km Triangle 12/94 H H Fischer Ventus A 154,6km/h
750km Triangle 1/90 H H Fischer Ventus A 155,5km/h
1000km Triangle 1/95 H H Fischer Ventus A 169,7km/h
1250km Triangle 12/97 H H Fischer/B Louch Nimbus 3DM 143/0km/h
1500km Triangle        
         
Altitude Records        
Absolute Altitude 8/77 D Becke   11640m
Gain of Height        
         
15M CLASS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance 11/92 H H Fischer Ventus 679,7km
Free Out-and-Return Distance        
Free Three Turn Point Distance 12/05 Sven Olivier ASW 27 1044.6km
Free Triangle Distance 01/09 M. Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1021.7km
Straight Distance to a Goal 11/92 H H Fischer Ventus A 679,7km
Three Turn Point Distance 12/05 Sven Olivier ASW 27 1028.4km
Out-and Return Distance 12/93 H H Fischer Ventus A 1006,3km
Triangle Distance        
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return 12/06 Douglas Bradley LS7 129.24kph
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle 12/90 S Beatty ASW 20B 145,0km/h
300km Triangle 12/92 H H Fischer Ventus A 152,9km/h
500km Triangle 12/91 G Anderson VentusB 159,6km/h
750km Triangle 12/91 H H Fischer Ventus A 140,6km/h
1000km Triangle 01/09 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 136.14km/h
1250km Triangle        
1500km Triangle        
         
CLUB CLASS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance        
Free Out-and-Return Distance        
Free Three Turn Point Distance        
Free Triangle Distance        
Straight Distance to a Goal        
Three Turn Point Distance        
Out-and Return Distance        
Triangle Distance        
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return        
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle        
300km Triangle        
500km Triangle        
750km Triangle        
1000km Triangle        
1250km Triangle        
1500km Triangle        
         
STANDARD CLASS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance        
Free Out-and-Return Distance 12/06 Douglas Bradley LS7 538.5km
Free Three Turn Point Distance        
Free Triangle Distance        
Three Turn Point Distance        
Out-and Return Distance 12/06 Douglas Bradley LS7 538.5km
Triangle Distance        
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return        
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle        
300km Triangle 12/84 R Bradley LS4 135,3km/h
500km Triangle 12/06 Douglas Bradley LS7 129.24kph
750km Triangle 12/75 H D Hentschel Std Cirrus 106,7km/h
1000km Triangle        
1250km Triangle        
1500km Triangle        
         
18M CLASS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance        
Free Out-and-Return Distance        
Free Three Turn Point Distance 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1108km
Free Triangle Distance 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1108km
Straight Distance to a Goal        
Three Turn Point Distance 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1108km
Out-and Return Distance        
Triangle Distance 11/05 Uys Jonker AHS 26 1009.3km
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return        
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle        
300km Triangle        
500km Triangle        
750km Triangle        
1000km Triangle 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 142.75kph
1250km Triangle        
1500km Triangle        
         
TWO SEATER CLASS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance 11/77 T Biggs/S Murray Janus 500,0km
Free Out-and-Return Distance        
Free Three Turn Point Distance        
Free Triangle Distance        
Straight Distance to a Goal 1/90 F J + G H le Roux Twin Astir 152,8km
Three Turn Point Distance        
Out-and Return Distance 1/88 T Biggs/R Sinclair Janus C 642,0km
Triangle Distance        
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return        
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle 11/77 T Biggs/S Murray Janus C 145,0km/h
300km Triangle 11/85 T Biggs/P Marshall Janus C 146,0km/h
500km Triangle 11/77 T Biggs/S Murray Janus C 140,0km/h
750km Triangle        
1000km Triangle        
1250km Triangle        
         
FEMALE Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance 12/62 B Rowell   225,0km
Free Out-and-Return Distance        
Free Three Turn Point Distance        
Free Triangle Distance        
Straight Distance to a Goal 12/62 B Rowell   225,0km
Three Turn Point Distance        
Out-and Return Distance 12/67 Y Leeman   620,6km
Triangle Distance        
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return        
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle 12/90 S Beatty ASW 20B 145,0km/h
300km Triangle 12/90 S Beatty ASW 20B 144,0/km/h
500km Triangle 12/84 S Beatty ASW 20B 123,6km/h
750km Triangle 12/90 S Beatty ASW 20B 127,0km/h
1000km Triangle        
1250km Triangle        
         
SLMG RECORDS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance 1/97 H H Fischer/D Fischer Nimbus 3DM 679,7km
Free Out-and-Return Distance        
Free Three Turn Point Distance        
Free Triangle Distance        
Straight Distance to a Goal 1/97 H H Fischer/D Fischer Nimbus 3DM 679,7km
Three Turn Point Distance        
Out-and Return Distance        
Triangle Distance 12/92 M Stehr Ventus CM 1006,8km
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return        
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle        
300km Triangle        
500km Triangle 1/93 H Stehr Ventus CM 153,1km/h
750km Triangle        
1000km Triangle        
1250km Triangle 12/97 H H Fischer/B Louch Nimbus 3DM 143/0km/h


LIST OF SOUTH AFRICAN PILOTS WITH 1000km FAI DIPLOMAS

No Date Distance Glider Pilot Place
12 20/01/75 1008.3km ASW17 Klaas Goudriaan Odendaalsrust
74 12/12/86 1012.91km LS-3 Helmut H Fischer Bitterwasser
146 22/12/89 1025.41km Ventus Helmut H Fischer Gariep
147 01/01/90 1024.3km Ventus Herbert Stehr Gariep
148 01/01/90 1006.0km LS-6 Arthur Langley Gariep
216 20/01/93 1007.6km VentusCM Michael Gerhard Stehr Gariep
217 20/01/93 1007.6km VentusB Tim Mouat Biggs Gariep
256 05/01/95 1007.6km Nimbus 2 Ian David Forbes Gariep
258 30/12/94 1007.6km VentusBT Geoff Tabbner Gariep
260 21/12/94 1002.1km ASW20 Michael Stanley Hunt Gariep
321 27/12/97 1020.8km Nimbus3 Dick Bradley Mafikeng
385 25/11/00 1014km Nimbus3 John Robert Paul Coutts Mafikeng
494 20/12/05 1028.4km ASW27 Sven Olivier Worcester
495 01/11/05 1009.3km ASH26 Uys Jonker Potchefstroom


Old Records

ABSOLUTE ALTITUDE
Date Class Name Glider Altitude
7/84 DO I Muller   24580ft
         
SPEED OVER A TRIANGULAR COURSE 100 KM
Date Class Name Glider Speed
1/66 DO Y Leeman   110,2km/h
12/67 D15 A Human/Y Leeman   90,9km/h
1/72 DO T Biggs   139,3km/h
         
SPEED OVER A TRIANGULAR COURSE 300 KM
Date Class Name Glider Speed
12/84 D15 I Muller/C Muller Janus C 123,0km/h
12/84 DO I Muller   138,7km/h
         
SPEED OVER A TRIANGULAR COURSE 500 KM
Date Class Name Glider Speed
12/84 DO I Muller   130,0km/h