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Prima was born in the early 1990's. Since then thousands have been delivered, faithfully serving in paragliding schools all over the world.

Probably the longest produced classic trainer - it is equally well suited for teaching free flying and perfect for entry level paramotoring.

Now this classic wing has been modernised once again - the 4th version of the wing has been released on the market. The wing is exactly the same as before, but now with Flexon™ batten system , pioneered by APCO - installed across L/E (today standard on entire APCO range).

Prima IV also features improved flare and adaptability for paramotor flying. The canopy is also more rigid (no tip movement), with redesigned, modern handling - direct and responsive in comparison with past designs.

The rest of Prima specifications remain the same. As always, produced from bomb proof, indestructible Gelvenor cloth combined with heavy duty lines, to ensure long lasting life.

Second generation Gelvenor cloth is much improved - as durable as ever, but significantly lighter without sacrificing any of its famous qualities (you will be surprised by how light it is) The direct benefit of the new Gelvenor is its contribution to even further improved launch and safety - making Prima IV equally well adapted for free flying schooling or paramotor training.

Many schools are amazed, unbelievably witnessing the years of service Prima IV can deliver. All this for a little cost - specially designed to be affordable for all. As a schooling/entry level glider it is still the best investment on the market.

Prima IV - The Fun that Never Ends


  • Designed for the Beginner Pilot
  • Years of Reliable Service
  • Safe, Reliable, Forgiving
  • Big Ear and B-stall Facilities
  • Split A's
  • 3 Riser system with accelerator
  • Flexon™ battens system for ultimate durability ... find out more »



  22 24 27 30 33
Product Code 55300-3 55100-3 55200-3 55400-3 55500-3
Cells 20 21 23 25 27
Area [m2] 22.5 23.9 26.7 29.4 32.14
Area (projected) [m2] 20.4 21.5 23.9 26.3 28.6
Canopy Weight [kg.] 4.6 4.8 5.4 5.9 6.4
Span [m] 8.51 8.96 9.86 10.76 11.66
Span (projected) [m] 7.56 7.9 8.67 9.4 10.1
Aspect Ratio 3.22 3.36 3.65 3.94 4.2
Aspect Ratio (projected) 2.8 2.91 3.11 3.36 3.56
Pilot Weight (all up)
free flight [kg]
50-65 60-78 70-90 80-100 95-120
Pilot Weight (all up +
paramotor unit) [kg]
60-100 70-115 80-125 90-135 105-155
Length of Lines on B [m] 5.34 5.34 5.79 5.79 6.2


Size Certification Type
22 None
24 CEN/AFNOR Standard
27 CEN/AFNOR Standard
30 CEN/AFNOR Standard
33 None


V-min [km/h]   19
V-trim [km/h]   31
V-max [km/h]   39
Min Sink [m/s]   < 1.4




The glider is made from tear resistant Ripstop Nylon cloth, which is P.U. coated to zero porosity and then siliconized to give the fabric high resistance to the elements. Different cloth is used for the top, bottom and ribs due to their different functions. The lines are made of superaramid covered with a polyester sheath for protection against UV, wear and abrasion. The bottom section of the brake lines is made of polyester because of its better mechanical properties. The karabiners that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.

Sail Cloth 42 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement FLEXON® batten system (pioneered by APCO)
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours

  Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top Super Aramid 1.8 220
Lower Super Aramid 1.8 220
Brake Cascades Dyneema 1.1 95
Steering Line Polyester 2.2 90


50011: Custom Colour
Would you like to personalize the look of your paraglider? All APCO gliders can be tailored to meet your color needs.

42477-42459: Glider Backpack or Light Clinch Bag
The wing is supplied in Paragliding bag as standard.
The Paragliding Bag can be replaced with Light Clinch bag for all wings on demand.

42460: Concertina Bag

To get more information view our paragliding accessories page »

50012: Custom Logo
Customise your glider by adding a personal or company logo.

50024: Riser Sock
Riser sock supplied as standard with each wing.

79999: Replacement Trim Webbing
Replacement webbing for riser trimmer

The Prima comes in an ergonomic rucksack incl. an inner stuff bag, compression strap, riser sock, spares kit, owner's manual and an industry first 3 yr/250 hr warranty - all as standard.

The right to change prices, specifications or equipment at any time without notice is reserved