non-motored fly-world record set by Wang Huihai
19] TaiHang Great Canyon, China-- 39-year-old bicyclist Wang
Huihai crossed the Hongqi Canal on his bicycle and flew 39.30
His 39.30 meter record has broken the Guinness
World Record of 36.1 meters, formerly established by Wang Huihai
himself. This is the longest distance anyone has flown with non-motored
vehicle to date in the world.
According to Liu Tianliang, Wang's coach, the
height of his flight was 16 meters, with the length at 39.30 meters.
The trip took 9.3 seconds in all, with 3.12 seconds completely airborne.
Canal is located in the TaiHang Great Canyon, Rencun Town, Linzhou
City, Henan Province. At 9:00 AM yesterday, coordinators set up
an 81-meter-long man-made course on the southern side of the Hongqi
Canal. The highest point of the course was 32 meters high, with
the lowest at 8 meters.
On the northern side of the canal a landing area piled
with wheat straw was constructed. Several soft foam pads were put
in the center of the straw.
At 11:54 AM exactly Wang began his adventure from the
highest point, became airborne and flew to the lowest point. Due
to wind resistance, Wang scratched three fingers when he let go
of his 28,000-yuan bicycle.