Altitude world record with Sinus

Two-pilot team: Alexis Anastasiou and Petros Printezis achieved an altitude record with the Sinus aircraft, gliding over Mt.Parnassus in Greece.

Alexis Anastasiou stated:
The highest altitude reached was 7,640m according to the MLR logger, 7,673m according to the Posigraph logger and 7,771 according to the LX-160/Oudie. For most and of course for the critical part of the climb the engine was off so we actually broke a record for aircraft with engines with the engine off!
The Sinus performed impressively both as an airplane and as a glider and the flight characteristics were as docile as at sea level!
Best regards,
Alexis Anastasiou

Link to the FAI record file:


Detailed report and timeline available for download in a Word document: WR_report_greece1.doc
Beautiful article with many photos also available in .pdf format: WR_report_greece.pdf
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