On 1 May 2022, pilot Yves Gerster glided 516km from the Jura mountain range in Switzerland all the way to Lasham in the south of England.
During the first 13 minutes he was towed to 3,000m before being released. He then headed westward, reaching the English channel at around 2:30pm. Two and a quarter hours later he was on English soil.
The video below shows Gerster on a flight over the Swiss Alps.