I’ve been flying the Apco F5 and, to put it briefly, I’m absolutely in love with it. It’s quite similar to the F3, but more forgiving. I also let two of my skilled students fly the wing, and both of them have made it their favorite. One of them bought an F3 from one of our customers who has stopped flying, but he’s also considering getting an F5 in addition to his F3. Based on our tests, we’ve decided to make the F5 our preferred wing for students and the F3 for more advanced pilots. Consequently, we’re planning to focus on the F5 instead of the Lift EZ series. The Lift EZ has a slightly more durable combination of fabric materials, but it’s also a bit heavier and has less energy in the landing. Therefore, the F5 is our preferred wing for students and new pilots.

Pilot Comment :: F5 :: Trond Nyman Aarre, Norway

I was lucky enough to be able to test the new F5 from APCO, I was delighted with the ease of inflation it has, with just a little breeze and just by taking a step back it goes up on its own, without having to use the A lines. , the SRS system on the risers makes it much easier to control the wing when it is overhead!
The flight is incredibly stable, the controls are very smooth and with good reaction; It seems incredible, but the Mohawk, as the central rudder that the F5 has has been called, works very well, both when starting and maintaining turns and when exiting them, making this sail very stable and allowing us to evolve safely.
The trimmers are very easy to use and slide very well.
When applying the speed bar at 100% with the trimmers open, the wing remains very safe and firm in its trajectory.
It really is a very safe wing for pilots who want to fly without problems and for students who want to evolve and take that extra step safely.

Pilot Commnet :: F5 :: Gabriel Gallego