Nick Batsch and Petra Set Another World Distance Record in Dubai

Mon 21 January 13

Sand, sunshine and skyscrapers were the perfect backdrop for Nick Batsch’s latest World Record Distance run on Petra at the Dubai World Championships 2012.

Nick did 154.09 metres on the Daedalus JPX Petra in round two at the Mondial, beating his previous record of 151.95 metres set at the US Nationals. These recent records are set under the new rules that wiped the original record of 222 metres.

This is the latest in many great achievements for this pair beginning with their success at PD Big Boy pants in 2011 under the old rules, leading onto the World Cup in Klatovy, the Italian Swoop Fest and the US Nationals.

There are now six pilots flying this prototype wing with success in competition around the world and four of those were in the top ten in Dubai.  Andrew ‘Angry’ Woolf also set a brand new Australian Distance record on Petra of 149.84 metres - the second longest run in the competition after Nick’s record!

Here at NZ Aerosports we are in the process of perfecting Petra before hopefully releasing her to a more general market sometime during 2013.

Stay posted our website and facebook page for more news of this exciting wing in the coming months.


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