Master the Skies

Certification: DGAC

LIFT PPC is by far the best PPC wing out there in terms of speed, glide and fuel efficiency. It is an elliptical reflex design, aerodynamically superior to all other options currently on the market.

Designed for experienced pilots, it delivers more in all aspects of flight – the ultimate choice for performance, speed, fun and safety.
With the all new LIFT II we have pushed the limits one step further.

The LIFT II is a bold and iconic design, building on the pioneering values of LIFT previous generation.

LIFT II PPC offers several dramatic improvements over any other type of PPC wing such as better handling and maneuverability which puts this wing at a new level of fun flying. The efficiency of the reflex profile allows better climbing rate, improved fuel consumption and higher top speed.

APCO has always spearheaded the development of safety in flying technologies. Benefitting from our lead in the competitive PPG world, the new LIFT II is now fitted with the break through APCO HIT valves.

The reflex profile used in the LIFT II is characterized by a strongly positive pitching coefficient. This point translate to a highly safe canopy that allows reaching higher speeds while improving the safety which is now better than ever before.

LIFT II is offered in 3 exciting new colors, taking APCO color design to the next level. The bottom surface is all White allowing the pilot to see the reflection of the top from under the wing and if needed apply commercial logo.

LIFT II – Enjoy the flying precision and world class APCO refinement in a beautifully balanced flying machine!


  • Auto stable reflex profile for unprecedented stability and improved efficiency
  • High cruising speed due to the advanced reflex profile
  • APCO unique HIT valve® equipped for added safety in turbulent air – more »
  • Leading edge Flexon® batten equipped (pioneered by APCO) replacing mylar stiffeners (maintenance free, ever-lasting solution ensuring stable performance)
  • Moderate A/R elliptical wing concept for performance unseen in the trade
  • Fool proof launch and landing – on a par or better than the best launching PPC wing – straightforward launch
  • Performance – L/D never seen before, twice as good compared to common PPC wings translating to improved climb rate and fuel efficiency.
  • Safety as good or better than any rectangular wing
  • Turning ability and handling – agile and precise – unheard of when compared to regular PPC wing
  • Steering forces – light and comfortable – you will not have shaky weak knees even after long flights
  • Off power/full power – no or very low torque effect
  • Butt hole on tips of trailing edge for debris cleaning
Area [m2]39 (420 sq. ft.)42 (450 sq. ft.)
Area (projected) [m2]34.537.2
Span(incl. Stabiliser) [m]13.814.6
Span (projected) [m]11.5212.2
Aspect Ratio4.865.08
Aspect Ratio (projected)3.834
Canopy Weight [kg]8.59.3
Root Cord m3.43.4
Tip Chord [m]0.60.6
Length of Lines on B [m]7.327.74
Total Length of Lines [m]474490
Min Gross Weight [kg]200250
Opt. Gross Weight* [kg]300350
Max. Gross Weight* [kg]400450
Total Lift Capacity [lbs] 10001100
Load Test: Max Load** [lbs]55005500
*Gross Weight: includes weight of the Pilot, Fuel, Canopy, Frame and Accessories
**Maximum Load tested without structural damage (pending)
V-min [km/h]25 km/h
V-Cruise [km/h]50-57 km/h
Min Sink (Opt loading) [m/s]1.4-1.5

Click here for hook-up points spread distance
Warning: any different setup is outside this frame of certification for the wing

Please Note: LIFT PPC load test to 2,500kg. Applied for Sport Pilot license certification.

 MaterialDiameter [mm]Strength [kg]
Top ; st topSuper Aramid1.5150
MidSuper Aramid1.8230
Bottom A;BSuper Aramid2.5450
Bottom C;StSuper Aramid1.9320
Brake Cascades;StBrDyneema1.195
Steering LineDyneema2.3230
Sail Cloth42 gr/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib ReinforcementFLEXON® batten system
Warranty3 years / 250 Hours

Read and download our 3 Year / 250 Hour warranty certificate.

Learn more about our outstanding factory service.

Order replacement lines from our Line Shop.

Quality, Durability and Attention to every Detail

Q & A

PPC Lift vs cruiser on Powrachute Airwolf?

Q: Customer is inquiring about purchasing a PPC Lift. He is flying a Thunderbolt on a Sixchuter now.  But he wants to upgrade to a new Air Wolf with the 912. Many of the people he’s talking to are suggesting that he gets the Apco Cruiser however since he is flying an elliptical wing now he is wondering about the Lift.

Inquiring if there are any issues with engine torque?
Also inquiring if the Lift 400 and 450 are suitable for the Airwolf, provided it has the wider hook-up points (not 110cm)?

A:  The LIFT 400/450 has no  particular  torque issues, but you should be aware that it is a more advanced wing and has  significantly higher lift  capacity, even compared to the Thunderbolt, therefore, you must be more aware to correct inflation procedure and take care to only full throttle on take-off when wing is steady overhead. When the wing is to one side (during inflation / taxi / take-off) and opening the throttle, you risk rolling the trike.
Also, the glide ratio  is far higher, so landing approach is flatter, and should be considered accordingly.
On the other hand, fuel consumption/rpm is lower, speed is higher, handling is more responsive, and in the  case of engine failure, you will have greater chance to reach  a suitable field.

Wing Suitability



    Layout the wing in a half moon shape and the take off like a PRO!


    The fast trim speed allows the slowly squeeze out all the energy with a controlled gradual flare.


    Different level then anything you are use to. The Elliptical wing plan-form is light-years more advance then the rectangular chutes.


    The efficiency of the reflex profile allows better climbing rate, improved fuel consumption and higher top speed.


    I have only about 1 hour on the lift 450 but have fallen in love
    with it.


    According to Apco’s legendary tradition for durability – the construction of the wing is bullet proof! Extremely durable cloth combined with proven construction designed to withstand daily use.


    The best there is for experienced pilots!


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    DSC – Double Siliconized Cloth

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    L/E FLEXON battens®

    A system for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan

  • HIT Valves


    High Intake Valves



Options and Accessories

50011: Custom Colour

Apco Gliders can also be ordered with custom colors to suit your needs, be it a personal preference or for advertising purposes.