Hang-glid­ing dis­tance record

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

New Zealand dis­tance hang-glider John Smith has set a new record af­ter trav­el­ling from Coronet Peak to Wanaka, cross­ing to Hawea and fly­ing through the Lindis Pass and the Macken­zie Coun­try, land­ing near Tekapo in 4:52:12sec. The record run was a dis­tance of 177.5km and Mr Smith reached a max­i­mum speed of 111.7kmh. Three days ear­lier he flew from

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