1994 – Altitude world record for a hang glider release
Judy Leden, MBE (born 1959) is a British hang glider and paraglider pilot. She has held three world champion titles, twice in hang gliding, once in paragliding.
On 25 October 1994, Judy Leden set the altitude record for a hang glider release from a balloon.
Taking off from Wadi Rum, Jordan, Leden was flown to an altitude of 41,300 feet (12390m) by world class balloonist Per Lindstrand.
This flight was filmed for the Discovery documentary Stratosfear.
Extra Note: Leden also holds the gain of height record: 3,970 m (13,025 ft), set in 1992
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