Apco Aviation started manufacturing the Mayday in 1984, and since then put over 30 000 pieces into service in the Paragliding and Hang Gliding markets. The Mayday has hundreds of life saving deployments to its name, from beginners to world champions ( Read letters from saved pilots).
The Mayday Squared follows in the proad tradition of the Mayday Range, and is built to the same exacting standards that has made the Mayday range the benchmark or Free Flight reserve parachute systems.
The advantage of the square design is that it gives a more stable decent (less pendulum effect), and therefore has a lower sink rate.
It is currently available in one size, with a short dyneeema bridle, for paragliding. Apco also manufactures a wide range of accessories for the Mayday range. This includes front and side mounted external containers for paragliding as well as external containers for hang gliding, split bridles, long bridle extensions, UV-sleeves and much more.
MayDay Presentation Bag
Each MayDay reserve parachute is supplied in the new “Presentation gift bag” external package. This is a small aesthetic upgrade, a nice addition and gift for the pilot.