Following is a summary of the established World Distance records.

The early ones were VERY impressive for the technology of the era.

World distance records, Open division, Progressive (meters)

1970 Victor Malafronte USA - 84.10m - Wham-O Professional Model

1970 Bob May USA - 85.04m Wham-O - Professional Model

1974 Kirkland, John USA - 83.23m - Wham-O Professional Model

1974 Dave Johnson USA - 88.67m - Wham-O Professional Model

1974 Victor Malafronte USA - 114.30m - CPI All Star

1975 Dave Johnson USA - 115.20m - CPI All Star

1976 Dave Johnson USA - 125.57m - Wham-O 119g

1978 John Kirkland USA - 135.30m - Wham-O/DGA Night Flyer 40

1980 Dave Dunipace USA - 139.63m - Wham-O/DGA Midnight Flyer 41, 141g

1980 Van Miller USA - 142.90m - Brand X (41X), 172g

1982 Pål Broström SWE - 152.45m - Wham-O/DGA Midnight Flyer 70c

1983 Marten Sandorf DEN - 166.42m - Wham-O/Farusa Midnight Sun 70c

1984 Frank Aquilera USA - 167.88m - Innova-Champion Aero

1987 Michael Canci AUS - 186.83m - Lightning P38

1988 Sam Ferrans USA - 190.07m - Innova Phenix, 176g

1993 Peter Albers USA - 193.58m - Innova Viper

1993 Niclas Bergehamm SWE - 197.38m - Innova Viper, 179g

1995 Scott Stokley USA - 200.01m - Discraft X-clone, 169g

1998 Scott Stokley USA - 211.32m - Discraft XL, 169g

2001 Chris Voigt GER - 217.05m - Discraft XS, 170g

2002 Ken Jarvis USA - 247.00m - Innova DX Teebird

2002 Christian Sandström SWE - 250.00m - Innova DX Valkyrie, 168g