Guided Mayday SLT

Super Light Weight Rogallo type steerable rescue system

G-MD SLT is the new born superlight brother of our well known and respected G-MD. The G-MD SLT shares the same performance of G-MD SLT, but is much lighter (less than 2 kg.) and smaller pack volume. To achieve this goal, we used the latest hi-tech materials and cloth, including the use of PN-9 (20 Denier based high tenacity Nylon – same cloth used on Mayday SLT range).

G-MD SLT – fully certified to EN requirements. The G-MD SLT offers super fast, yet still soft deployment, making sure you land safely, unshocked while safly steering to a landing field chosen by you. The deployment sequence of G-MD SLT is designed to function with or without a cut-off system for the main wing, making it attractive to weekend pilots thanks to the simplicity of use, combined with the advantages of a steerable guiding rescue.


  • Super lightweight – less than 2 Kg. folded into internal deployment bag
  • 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

MayDay Presentation Bag

Each MayDay reserve parachute will be supplied in the new “Presentation gift bag” external package. This is a small aesthetic upgrade, a nice addition and gift for the pilot.

Material & Construction

Some text will come here about the material and construction of the the Guided Maday.


Guided Mayday SLT
Area [m2]36
No. of Lines25
Weight [kg]1.95
Packed Volume [cc]5000
Load [kg]60-130
Sink Rate [m/s]3.8 m/s (90kg)
Forward Speed20.5 km/h (90kg)
Glide~ 1.5
CEN CertificationAccording to EN 12491 up to 130kg

G-MD is fully certified by CEN to the new EN norm and approved for up to 130kg.

Comparison Tests

The Mayday has been compared for a long time with some other rescue systems, but according to the findings of the Italian Free Flight Federation (FIVL), it still comes out on top. A series of tests, made from a fixed balloon in November 1997, attended amoungst others by Swiss Federation expert Alain Zoller. Over 20 modern reserve systems were tested.

Many vital properties of an emergency parachute were assessed, such as opening speed at high and low velocity, sink rate and stability during descent. The Mayday 16 was the second smallest parachute on test and yet it consistently performed at the top even in sink rate and stability. The only systems with a better sink rate were; 31.7m2, 34.1m2 and 43.4m2, all at least 10m2 larger than the Mayday’s 22.1m2 and in the case of the Trekking F22 at 43.3m2 nearly twice as big. The Mayday is a pulled down apex reserve parachute, which possesses the one thing that wasn’t tested – reliability. But over the years the reliability of the system has been well proven. Anatoly Cohn recalls that the system has saved hundreds of pilots around the world. At a time when trends and gimmicks regularly come and go the Mayday has been saving pilots since 1984. What other system can boast a fact like that?

Options and Accessories

Product Codes

Guided Mayday SLT – Rogallo type

  • 84199SLT: G-MD SLT, canopy only unfolded
  • 84101SLT: G-MD SLT, folded in deployment bag 44126
  • 84141SLT: G-MD SLT, complete in front container
  • 84142SLT: G-MD SLT, complete in P/M container