There are many options to consider when selecting a paraglider that is suitable for motoring. Airparamo can offer almost every brand of paraglider that is made today, and we have chosen to work with what we believe to be the finest wings available, both in terms of performance and price. Many of the paraglider manufacturers are now making specific wings for powered paragliding. They have features such as shorter risers, trimmers, brake length adjustments (so you can fly them with or without power), superior launch and landing characteristics, and a newer category of "reflex" wings offering speed and stability.
A qualified instructor can assist with the decision of which type, level, and size of wing is appropriate for you. Please beware of buying a used glider from an ad or eBay.
The criteria Airparamo uses to select great motoring paragliders is based on 5 areas for a beginner to intermediate paraglider. These are ranked in order of important characteristics to consider:
Our most popular paragliders, the Muse 3 and Eden 4 are extremely well known and popular as among the very best motoring paragliders. All MacPara wings inflate superbly, predictably and quickly in little to no wind, making them a perfect match for motoring. Also, their superb performance makes them excellent soaring paragliders with both trim tabs and speed bar. Best of all, these paragliders are extremely well priced compared to other comparable certified paragliders. MacPara paragliders are constructed using the latest, state-of-the-art materials and are certified under the stringent German DHV certification. Visit the MacPara Technology Website for more information.
Muse 3 >> Relaxed Sport
New and improved with advanced design! Flying the Muse 3 handles and glides like an intermediate paraglider but with easy launch characteristics and amazing stability normally found in a beginner paraglider. With exceptional safety rated EN A class, the Muse 3 is sure to please the most eager beginner pilot that wants the added security in a fun to fly performing glider that will provide hours of weekend fun.
Eden 4 >> Sporty Performing All-rounder
Tried, tested and true...and copied! One of MacPara's most popular powered paragliders designs ever made. It has all the safety you need in a powered paraglider to fly in various conditions with predictable "easy to use" performance to expand your piloting skills. The Eden 4 has the legendary MacPara effortless launch design that makes this glider the most talked about glider among thrill seeking adventurers that want to fly as often as they can! Get and fly the real deal...
Velvet >> Playfulness and Excitement
Depending on the size you choose, this glider will put a smile on your face with its solid feel and comforting sportiness. It combines more speedy maneuverability found in the Eden 4 but with a higher level of glide and performance to give paramotor pilots the freedom to flying longer and faster. The Velvet is designed for the experienced seasoned powered paragliding pilots who want to fly the most out of a safe glider with added zip!
Chronos >> Passionate Performance
The most modern paraglider to the join MacPara family, the Chronos has set the standard for all other advanced gliders to be judged. The Chronos is easy to launch and it's a pleasure to maneuver in sharp turns. It comes with competition lines to reduce drag and increase glide performance resulting in great fuel economy. This glider is best suited for talented powered paragliding pilots looking for a more dynamic handling and maneuverable glider. Flying the Chronos ensures fun relaxed flights with an added boost of performance compared to the traditional intermediate paraglider.
MacJet >> Speed and Stability REFLEX Style
As you may already know the powered paragliding industry has expanded to include reflex technology and MacPara has delivered a winner! Combining years of paraglider manufacture experience MacPara designer Petr Recek has come up with a competitive reflex glider that offers safety and speed for long range powered cross country flights. Launching the MacJet is simple and effective while maintaining a perfect airfoil for maximum performance throughout the large speed range. The MacJet has a unique feel and complements the MacPara range of powered paragliders.
Spice >> High Level Performance and FUN!
The Spice is a little hot rod, and oh so fun to zoom around in. This tiny wing has unbelievable performance, speed and handling characteristics. You are certain to get bugs in your teeth from flying this wing, not only for how fast it is, but by the huge grin you will have fly it. The Spice is specially designed for the experienced powered paragliding pilots searching for the need for speed. It offers exceptional handling and maneuverability to fly aggressively. You tell it what to do and it does it fast and efficiently. The Spice was designed for competition pilots that want a very maneuverable responsive paraglider that works well under power. If you are looking to add more excitement to every powered flight the Spice is a contender! Are you are prepared to take hold of the controls! This is a performance rated wing and is recommended for experienced pilots only.
Pasha 4 Trike >> Safe Tandem Enjoyment
Use by professional tandem pilots at powered paragliding schools and remote foot launch mountain locations around the world. The Pasha 4 Trike offers a safe and stable ride for memories that last a lifetime for you and your client. The best part flying the Pasha 4 Trike is the ease of use, quality workmanship and unique flying experience that forms a welcoming introduction to the sport of paragliding.
T-Ride >> Trike Power Wheels
MacParas designer Petr Recek has seen the increasing need for a paraglider that is designed specifically for wheeled powered paragliding configurations such as trikes and quads. The T-Ride is a paraglider for heavier loads using wheels while offering the security and stability found on other MacPara's gliders. The highlights of the T-Ride design is that is aids in fuel efficiency despite its great handling and safety.
Visit the Gradient Website for more information.
Golden 3 >> Fun beginner / intermediate powerglider
The Gradient Golden 3 is one of the best beginner / intermediate powergliders in the market. A fresher look for 2010 includes 4 colors on top surface and 3 colors on bottom surface (click on full description and specs below to see color scheme). This wing was specifically tailored for motorized flying. Perfect inflation (always consistent) in zero or light wind conditions. Phenomenal handling with quick feedback and performance. Wide speed range. Super solid, very safe, and super fun.
Ozone gliders are known for their superb handling characteristics, quick inflations, and excellent construction. The Mojo Power, Rush Power, and Roadster have proven to be excellent motor gliders. Visit the Ozone Website for more information.
Indy >> DHV 1 / EN A
The Indy is the ideal beginner paramotor wing, with maximum ease of launch and landing, in flight stability, and highly forgiving handling.
Rush Power >> DHV 1-2 / DULV
The Rush Power is a performance intermediate wing with safety and stability. It is a performance DHV 1-2 with all of the ingredients for long flights; all it needs is a pilot to lead the way.
Roadster >> With OZRP Reflex Technology
The Roadster was created for a wide range of intermediate paramotor pilots, ranging from XC distance fliers to ground skimmers and adventure pilots. It is a paramotor specific glider, with characteristics similar to the Viper but with an overall much higher ease of use.
Speedster >> Fast OZRP Reflex Technology
The ultimate paramotor wing: High top speed, high collapse resistance thanks to the OZ Full Reflex Profile. Maximum accessibility for a wide range of paramotor pilots.
Viper 2 >> Efficiency / Speed / Maneuverability
The Viper 2 is the world champion paramotor wing for expert pilots who fly in high level competitions and make advanced XC flights.
Slalom >> High Speed Carve Up
The new Slalom is a fast and agile wing for intermediate and experienced pilots who want to carve tight turns at high speeds.
Visit the Apco Website for more information.
Prima IV >> The Fun that Never Ends
Probably the longest produced classic trainer - it is equally well suited for teaching free flying and perfect for entry level paramotoring.
Karma >> Fly right from the start
Karma is designed for new pilots just after instruction or for any pilot searching for a wing which inspires confidence, but at the same time delivers the handling and performance to fly high and far.
Karma SP >> Spirit in Motion
Designed to satisfy pilots who desire top notch, sharp handling. A lightweight, pilot friendly, easy launching, safe, fun wing.
Thrust >> Roar of the Engine - Whisper of the Wing
Thrust has claimed worldwide fame as one of the most desirable paramotor wings. We have incorporated all the latest, cutting edge materials and innovations to make it a better performing, longer lasting, easier handling, much lighter wing.
Thrust HP >> When there's a need for speed
Thrust HP combines the advantages of the Thrust at low speeds with the latest Reflex profile technology in high speeds to yield a specialized paramotor wing that would offer true high performance yet retain the friendliness and safety of the Thrust.
Vista >> Get the big picture
Thanks to its sophisticated hi-tech profile, the VISTA sports direct and effortless handling coupled with superb performance. Built-in Neodymium magnets and swivels on the brake handles exemplify our attention to detail."
Vista HP >> to be ahead of the rest
Vista HP - APCO's high end, hybrid reflex technology paramotor wing - purpose built and tuned for pilots who seek uncompromised safety, peak performance and fine handling.
Lift >> your spirit
Lift does not sacrifice much on speed range and performance when compared to Force, but offers unmatched foolproof launch, dream-like handling and safety combined with ease of flying and reassuring comfort, that will amaze you each time you take off.
Force >> leave the rest behind !!!
Force designed as a high performance, maximum speed range glider, capable of competing with latest generation of reflex wings. The design brief for FORCE is based on the concept of combining all the best aspects of reflex wings with performance, handling and launch characteristics of APCO wings - perfectly blended into a well built, robust chute, made to last.
Play42 MKII >> Double Your Fun
Excellent launch, perfect flare and improve the glider's handling and thermaling capacity with wider speed range and lighter brake pressure.
If you are looking for the perfect tandem machine - look no further. Give the Play42 MKII a try.
Play42 UL >> Purpose built wing for tandem trikes and paramotors
A beefed up and heavily reinforced version of Play 42 MKII for loads up to 340 kg. Play 42 UL built to accommodate the majority of paramotor trikes on the market.
Fun 42 >> Double Your Fun
Fun 42 is the finest tandem wing APCO has developed and it is the wing of choice for recreational and commercial pilots alike. FUN 42 is designed to offer the best performance around (matching only the legendary performance of the Futura 42), combined with all the characteristics to fulfill the wishlist of every tandem pilot.
Visit the Paramania Website for more information.
GoFly >> Initiation / occasional pilot
The Gofly is the perfect student/ school wing to discover the air and explore flight!
Revo2 >> Beginner / Intermediate Reflex powerglider
The popularity of the first Revolution set a very high bench mark, creating a successor for this classic Reflex wing has not been easy! The REVO2 benefits from a whole new design makeover. It is our answer for both pilots and instruction centres, who have been asking for the ultimate beginner / intermediate reflex wing.
Fusion >> Dedicated intermediate powerglider
Our new pure intermediate powerglider incorporates some of the performance technology from the world famous Action and Action GT to the proven safety and stability features of the Revolution.
GTX >> Intermediate/ Cross Country
The name GTX stands for "Grand Touring X-country". Designed specifically for purpose, it is the perfect wing for X- country pilots and bivouac flying as well as the average club pilot out to travel with their friends and family.
Action GTR >> Advanced Racing Reflex powerglider
GTR stands for Grand Tourismo Race. Full reflex, anytime speedbar for advanced pilots! There is a strong desire for more speed and agility with a healthy safety margin; for pilots who compete and do shows, this is what the GTR was created for and this is what it does!
Taxi >> Tandem Reflex powerglider
Specifically developed for tandem use, the TAXI is able to carry a very high payload of up to 350 kg. For specific cases, with some minor modifications, the payload can be extended up to 600 kg. It gives very high stability and high speed (from 24 to 80 km/h).
There are companies that advertise and sell paragliders for beginners that are not independently tested and certified. It costs significantly less to manufacture a paraglider that has not been independently tested and certified. Your life is hanging on those lines. Saving money on the gear that holds your life is not worth the savings. Most instructors refuse to offer instruction to beginners on uncertified paragliders. Additionally, many flying sites refuse to let pilots fly with uncertified paragliders. Lastly, if you are considering resale value, uncertified paragliders may be difficult to sell since they hold little of their retail value. See this Safety Notice page for more information.