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Technical check-ups

How do you organize regular technical checkups for SKY gliders sold outside the Czech republic?

First of all, the regular checkups of your wing are an essential part of regular care.

Regardless of what is needed legally in your particular country, you should keep your wing in the best condition and have it checked regularly every season.

It is also vital to know, what is needed to fly the wing legally in your country. National Aviation Associations set up the rules that have to be followed by all pilots.

Once the time comes and you need to have your glider checked, please contact the importer in your country; all of them are either trained to do the check-up for you – some of them even do some repairs and regular maintenance – or they will advise the most convenient way how to have the wing in a perfect condition.

Should you fly the SKY wing in a country without the services organized by local importers, please feel free to send the glider in here. Just never forget to provide us with vital pieces of information: production number of the glider, airborne time, any defects, any wishes (should we replace the lines as you would like to have it flown with the paramotor, for example…)?

Major repairs (such as replacement of a profile, panels, and nose reinforcements …) could only be done by well-trained personnel or directly at Sky headquarters.

The same procedure applies also to the reserves and harnesses.

Fly safe!

Why do you not produce customized colour combinations?

Yes, we do… Just check the colour schemes at particular models, you will find an applet allowing you to define the user's colour combinations. There you just copy and paste the colour code and send the order to your importer ( KUDOS 2: White / Black / Red) .

Is it possible to have a glider flying like EXOS 2 and being as safe as APOLLO 2?

Well, difficult to say, but first of all, we do not see the point in making a glider like that. We strongly believe that pilots should always use to the maximum extent the glider they have and they will benefit with 100% performance using 100% of the potential of the glider. Sometimes we can spot that pilots buy high-performance gliders but then they can only use 70–80% of their potential. Therefore we think it is always better to fly 100% of the lower level of the glider, rather than 70% of the higher category.

Hopefully, the range of SKY gliders is wide enough to serve the relaxed and occasional flyers and really competitive-spirited pilots.

The selection of equipment, flying and paragliding practice

How shall I decide on the most suitable model for me?

We think it is very important to know what you need the wing for. (Yes, flying, obviously :-)) Is that your first wing? Have you already been flying for a long time but paragliding is not yet the number one in your leisure time activities? Do you want a glider for XC flying? Hiking and flying? Expedition flying and travelling a lot? Or do you place yourself more or less into the category of pilots who, due to the lack of time, fly occasionally?

Whatever the answer might be, this is the crucial point when choosing your wing. Please, just be fair with yourself and do not be afraid to ask for help from the local importer. He or she will help you!

We have created 3 very clear categories for our equipment - Comfort-line, Sport-line & Light-line.
This will help you to make your educated decision.

The most important part of your flying is the real peace of mind… You have to have the time and energy to enjoy the flight, not to have all the energy consumed by a wing which is a little bit too demanding.

And as paragliding flying is all about experiences, the wing should allow you to gather the best feelings only, not to spoil the experiences you might go through.

How shall I test fly the wing I plan to buy?

Well, I would immediately say well and carefully. The best is to contact the local importer and arrange your demo flights. Even though that means sometimes some hassle, it will always pay back. The glider that is loved by your friend might be very much different for you.

You should also explain to the dealer what is your target, how many flight hours you expect per year and what is your general skill level. You could together decide on the best option for you.

What is the best load on the wing?

Well, long story short … The best load is always in the second half of the weight range. Do not forget that the load is characterised as “all hang-up load” which means that the canopy weight is also included in the total flight weight.

What is the take-off weight when paramotoring? What is the best size?

First of all, please check your local legislation. The regulations might differ a lot. In some countries, paramotoring is still illegal, whereas in others, paramotoring is controlled by general aviation rules or ultralight and microlight aviation regulations.

If looking to fly our free flight gliders under power, in general, you can multiply the maximum take off load we state in the technical data sheets by 1.33 and you get the paramotoring maximal take-off weight. You could easily fly the wing – technically speaking. The legal point of view has to be verified by local authorities.

If you are choosing from our dedicated paramotor wings from our Power Series, just follow the DGAC take-off limits as per the technical data.

Take-offs and landings will always be slower with a lighter wing loading. Match your skill level to wing type and size.


Am I qualified and experienced enough to fly EXOS 2?

EXOS 2 is an EN C wing and whatever the results of the flight test protocol might suggest, the wing should be used by pilots who like the performance and sports feeling. It is not a beginner or false beginner wing.

Speaking from the legal point of view, you have to check with your local authorities what qualification is needed.

How shall I choose the right reserve for me?

It seems to be much easier than the decision about the wing. First of all, you have to know your entire hang-up weight to decide on the best size for you. Just check the size table then.

If you search for an economy solution, SKY SYSTEM 3 will be the best option for you.

If you need state of an art reserve, then you choose QUATRO.

If you need ultra light reserve, for any reason, you then decide on the SKY LITE.

Should you need control of your “flight” on the reserve, then you should go for SKY DRIVE ll. (This might be appreciated by pilots who fly often in areas with high voltage lines or close to the rocks in high mountains and the steerable reserve is considered a must in the area.)

How shall I decide on the best harness for me?

If you already know, what kind of flying you would like to practise, then you just decide on your model… regular, competition, light, standard light, ultra-light…

Our equipment categories; Comfort-line, Sport-line & Light-line will help you to make your educated decision.

But the crucial point is to find the best size for yourself. Please check the manuals for the sizes as the size is essential not only for comfort but also for safety. (Part of the manual covers also the dimensions of the seat board which should not be neglected when deciding on the size.)The best size does not only ensure comfort but also enables you to easily slip into the harness after the take-off.

But comfort is essential. When you try the harness it is important to do so already in the flying suit. The “feeling” for the size will be more real.

For further details, always study the manual, please.

Do you sell second-hand gliders?

No, we do not. Contact your importer, please, they might have some used demo gliders that could be sold at a reasonable price at the end of the season. Also, dealers organize some winter offers that might allow you to get a good price wing.

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