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Power Wing MK IV

The only AFNOR Certified PPC Wing!
Certification: Afnor – Tandem

The Powerwing MK IV, representing the 4th generation in rectangular wing design (from Apco). It is a logical evolution of the previous MK III design which was well accepted by PPC pilots. MK IV has even better handling and stability with a more coordinated turn and improved rigidity in the air, making flying more comfortable and reassuring. The wing still has the classic rectangular look and retains all the parameters and features of previous Apco Powerwings.

Every pilot stepping aboard will immediately feel at home, having the extra reasuring feeling of MK IV.

Apco’s Powerwings are the only PPC wings available on the market today wich is approved by world aviation standards. Apco’s Powerwing was tested by ACPULS (AFNOR) in France, and passed both the shock and static strenght load tests!

Competition Results:
2004: Apco PW 550 was World PPC Championship 1st Place Winner – by Clyde Poser
Apco PW 550 was World PPC Championship 2nd Place Winner – by Jeff Jensen

1999: Apco PW 550 was Grand Champion in the US National NAPPF Competition – by Butch Mood.
Apco PW 550 was Engine out Competition Winner – by Butch Mood.

1998: Apco PW 500 was Grand Champion in the US National NAPPF Competition – by Mike Harmening

Custom Colors are available for all the APCO Power Wings. Standard colors (below) are available on shorter delivery times. To find out more about ordering a custom designed parachute, please refer to our Custom Color Page.

Adevertizing and Sponsors Logo’s can be added to customize your wing as desired.

Area [m2]43.146.1
Area (projected) [m2]36.639.9
Span(incl. Stabiliser) [m]10.9211.76
Span (projected) [m]9.2610.10
Aspect Ratio2.792.79
Aspect Ratio (projected)2.342.56
Min. Gross Weight* [kg]250275
Opt. Gross Weight* [kg]320345
Max. Gross Weight* [kg]375400
Total Lift Capacity [lbs]10001100
Load Test: Max Load# [lbs]55005500
Canopy Weight [kg]1011
Root Chord [m]3.953.95
Riser specificationClick here for hook-up points spread distance
Warning: any different setup is outside this frame of certification for the wing
V-min [km/h] @ optimum wing load27
V-Cruise [km/h] @ optimum wing load50
Min Sink [m/s] @ optimum wing load1.8

*Gross Weight: includes weight of the Pilot, Fuel, Canopy, Frame and Accessories
# Maximum Load without structural damage

 MaterialDiameter [mm]Strength [kg]
Top and SafetySuperaramide1.8230
Lower (PW400)Superaramide2.2220
Brake CascadesSuperaramide1.7155
Steering LinePolyster5450
Sail Cloth46 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement180 g/m2 Mylar (trilam)
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.

Wing Suitability



    The original, foolproof, Power-Wing – Its That Easy.


    The PW will lead you straight in to the runway, with little tendency to Pilot induced oscillations, making it a very easy wing to line up and land on the spot. Flair is long but effective.


    Climbs well under power, descends well when cut. Easy. Predictable.


    The Original, time-proven wing that has shown just how durable and reliable Apco wings are.


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

  • Power-Wing

    Reliable, Durable, Workhorse.


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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


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.