:: Powered Parachute Height Record ::
19,203 feet above sea level!
APCO Aviation would like to congratulate YARIV BEN-TOVIM and SEGEV BARAM for their new European Height Record !
Thank you guys for choosing APCO !
Yariv and Segev have recorded their achievement in the video above.
Here is the flight story by Yariv:
For our last flight the goal was set at 20,000 feet MSL or as high as our equipment would take us. If we succeeded, this attempt would also break my previous Israeli height record of 14300 feet MSL.
We prepared the special equipment for the task that included warm and wind proof clothing, heated gloves, body warmer bags and Oxygen. Special clearance from authorities was required to make sure we do not meet any other fast planes on our way up.
A few scheduled days ware set and canceled, until eventually, on June 3 2017, we had the perfect weather with no wind all the way up to our goal altitude.
The climb took about 1 hour and 30 minutes until we reached a point where climb ratio was almost 0 with max engine power. After reaching the record height and taking some pictures, we shut off the engine and enjoyed a 30 minutes glide, perfect views, and silence that was followed by the intoxicating feeling of achievement.
We achieved our goal and broke not only our personal records and the Israeli height record, but also the European PPC record, reaching 19,203 feet above sea level (5,853 [m])!
The LIFT PPC enabled us to have the best climb rate possible and we could not have achieved this feat without the advantages of this wing.
Already thinking on ways to reach new heights "
PILOTS: YARIV BEN TOVIM and SEGEV BARAM