On 23 March 2022 I left Sofia, Bulgaria on my world record attempt – you can find live updates and tracking on this page.
I am flying a Shark. It is a high-performance ultralight aircraft manufactured in Europe. It is incredibly fast with cruising speed reaching 300 km/h. The aircraft has been specially prepared for such a long journey.
The Shark UL
Shark Aero is a high-performance two seat tandem ultralight aircraft with retractable gear, a smaller wing, a variable-pitch propeller and first class comfortable cockpit interior.
Shark was designed and constructed as a fast cross-country airplane, built on innovative design and new technologies.
The use of the most advanced technologies of carbon fibre epoxy composite and its uncompromisingly optimised aerodynamics makes the Shark one of the fastest ultralight aircraft proven by a world speed record and rewarded by a number of design awards.
SHARK is powered by a ROTAX 912 ULS 100 hp engine running a WOODCOMP 2-blade adjustable propeller. It combines low operating costs, a long range (1600 km), exceptional speed (optimum cruising speed of 140 knots), a long service life and access to any public airport with keeping operational cost to a minimum.