Guided Mayday – Steerable Reserves | Apco Aviation


MAYDAY 28 UL, a new pioneering emergency parachute, specially designed for trikes – single and tandem

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Available in Regular and Superlight (SLT) Versions.
The latest addition to our world famous range of Mayday emergency parachutes – Guided Mayday (G-MD).
G-MD is specially designed to enhance our range and cover market segment which requires an advanced solution in more difficult cases of flight emergency.

The sophisticated, Rogallo type, steerable gliding emergency parachute is now available, after being fully certified by CEN to the new EN norm and approved for up to 130kg.
It is designed for the most discriminating pilot, allowing for maximum control over events in case of emergency (glider failure etc.).

G-MD mainly targets pilot segment specialising in high risk applications – ACRO, industry professionals and competition pilots, but is equally appealing to the general pilot market. G-MD deployment sequence designed to function with or without cut-off system for the main wing. Accordingly it is also attractive to weekend pilots thanks to the simplicity of use, combined with advantages offered by steerable gliding rescue system.


Glides with L/D of ~1.5 – instead of high sink rate vertical descent
Fully steerable – in same fashion as paraglider, allows for choice of landing places
Very low sink rate
High deployment reliability
Ultra fast opening with low deployment shock
Good flaring capacity on landing
Exclusive to APCO – Competitive pricing
Comes complete with brake handles and bridle/riser

Guided Mayday Guided Mayday SLT
Gores 16 16
Area [m2] 39 36
No. of Lines 25 25
Weight [kg] 2.9 1.95
Packed Volume [cc] 5950 5000
Packed Size [cm] Length x Width x Height 33.0×24.0x15.5 30.5×22.0x13.5
Load [kg] 60-125 60-130
Sink Rate [m/s] 2.8 m/s (90kg) 3.8 m/s (90kg)
Forward Speed 15 km/h (90kg) 20.5 km/h (90kg)
Glide ~ 1.5 ~ 1.5
CEN Certification EN
According to EN 12491 up to 125kg
According to EN 12491 up to 130kg
Packed Size vs. Volume:
The volume is measured by water displacement, and represents the smallest recommended packed volume, or the volume of the smallest recommended container to be used for the reserve. The specified volume is therefore far lower than the calculated volume that would be derived from the specified measurements.
The Packed Size measurement represents the measurements of the factory packed, but not compressed reserve, ie. the max dimension for each axis, and in its specified deployment bag, as shipped from apco.


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