Advance has been creating the worlds best paragliders since 1988.
They are the industry leading reference standard in design, materials and quality of manufacture and are regarded as the Mercedes of paragliers. The Swiss company has over the years had many wins in the World Cup, World Championships, Red Bull X-Alps and also the World Open Distance Record (set by Godfrey Wenness in 1998). There have also been numerous Paramotoring World Championship wins and Paramotoring World Records set using Advance paragliders.
There are 7 models in the paraglider range to suit all pilot types and requirement : ALPHA (School & Novice), Pi (light weight Hike and Fly), EPSILON (Novice and basic Intermediate), SIGMA (Sports Intermediate), OMEGA (High Performance), ZETA (Freestyle/Acro) and Bi-BETA (Tandem).
All gliders are delivered with the best, most comfortable,durable and lightweight back pack on the market (as stated by XC Magazine !) - the ComfortPack2. They also are delivered with a carbon fiber speed bar, speed line and clips, repair tape, accessories bag and a MONEY BACK satisfaction guarantee !
Advance paragliders are built to the highest quality standard in the market and as such last many 100's of hours longer than other brands - this is directly reflected in re-sale and trade-in values.
Godfrey's Manilla Paragliding is the Australian importer for Advance paragliders since 1993. Dealer enquiries welcome.
Trade-ins with real valuations are always possible on Alpha and Epsilon and on selected EN-A/B models of other brands.
It is also possible to order ANY other glider/harness brand and model in at very competitive prices and get real impartial expert advice - just ask ! Generally models from Gin, Swing, and Ozone are worth considering if something in the Advance range doesn't suit the budget or personal preference. The rest are simply not up to our minimum design and quality standards to recommend or advise on.
Please contact Godfrey directly for information and sales : ph 0267856545 or email ...click here.
For detailed product information and specifications see the ADVANCE web site : www.advance.ch
ALPHA 5 AUD$3500 In Stock - Demo in Sydney or Manilla
The ALPHA 5 offers beginners and weekend fun class pilots the confidence to lift off into the third dimension right from the start and well into their flying hours. You can completely rely on this paraglider at all times; a sense of achievement is guaranteed from your very first flight. with a high trim speed of 38 km/h and L/D of 8.4 this entry level glider has great XC potential. Built using the latest technology it features nylon wires in the leading edge, lighter (yet still durable) material giving a 1kg weight saving over the previous model ! The speed system is also new and leaves others in the class well behind on accelerated glide.
The ALPHA 5 is also DULV certified for PARAMOTOR use and has available optional paramotor risers providing the classic "reflex" profile for better speed. With its perfect inflation characteristics, great L/D the ALPHA 5 is the ideal PPG glider for those seeking safe & reliable performance for their first steps into powered flight..
ALPHA 5 technical information click here !
EPSILON 7 AUD$3850 Mid Range safe EN-B with 10:1 glide ! all sizes in stock - Demo in Manilla
The EPSILON 7 is a totally new "compact" design with less aspect ratio, more performance, better handling all with more safety ! Its for pilots that want to climb – climb high! As a thermally-focussed leisure pilot you relish the thought of easy turning, precise centering and climbing all the way up in order to be able to fly away from your local area. Thanks to the special handling, compactness and balanced nature of the mid B certification class the EPSILON 7 will help you broaden your flying horizons, and fully enjoy the magnificent view from cloud base! With a real L/D of 10.0, the best accelerated polar curve in its class (unlike others it has a very flat polar for the first 1/3 of sped bar travel allowing for excellent high speed glides) the EPSILON 7 opens new XC horizons for new pilots and regular recreational pilots with maximum and unsurpassed passive safety at this certification level.
The EPSILON 7 is also DULV certified for PARAMOTOR use and has available optional paramotor risers which provide reflex profile characteristics for very efficient high speed cruising. Its offers in this category un-equalled ease of launch, cruise performace and flight for PPG use.
EPSILON 7 video and technical information click here
IOTA AUD$3950 NEW !!! High end EN-B with 10.5:1 glide ! 26/28/30 in stock - Demo in Manilla and around Australia.
The all new IOTA from ADVANCE is a High-Level EN B glider for ambitious cross-country pilots. Featuring an optimized, low-weight design, the XC-Intermediate IOTA represents the most accommodating balance between performance and piloting ease within the entire ADVANCE product range. The high performance capabilities of the IOTA open the door to the world of long cross-country flights.
The IOTA opens a new light weight standard glider category. Thanks to computationally modelled lightweight-structure design techniques, the IOTA weighs only 4.45kg ( 23m2 size). And yet the IOTA is a robust and durable product thanks to the material choice of Skytex 32 and 38 from Porcher Sport. The low weight of the canopy improves takeoff behaviour, considerably increases passive safety, and contributes to direct handling.
The IOTA offers exceptional passive safety and features a low minimum flying speed. Approach to the stall is clearly communicated to the pilot via clearly progressive brake pressure. This is all the result of an optimal air intake design. Low IOTA canopy mass means low wing inertia, and an overall compact concept contributes to the reassuring character of the IOTA.
The design of the IOTA offers maximum performance for this category of glider. Detailed simulation and stress analysis enabled us to engineer the double 3D shaping and surface ballooning to the greatest advantage. The result for us; an even smoother wing surface and more shape stability – looked at from every direction. Your result: even more performance. The IOTA’s balanced compactness and a carefully-chosen pitch-stable profile mean that you can always make the most of the wing’s potential – in real-life conditions.
For IOTA video and technical info click here
SIGMA 9 RRP AUD$4250 Safe mid range EN-C with 11:1 Glide. Size 27 demo in Manilla.
Less aspect ratio and weight, more performance and precision – these sum up the all new technology SIGMA 9. The latest model in the distinguished SIGMA series has the lowest aspect ratio of the current EN C class, yet weighs in with maximal performance. Pronounced compactness and stability delivers an exceptionally comfortable ride and reassuring feeling, especially while accelerated in turbulent air, so performance is fully flyable over the whole polar curve. Other impressive SIGMA 9 features are its very straightforward takeoff behaviour and precise handling. Needless to say the wing benefits from up-to-date technologies such as 3D-shaping and pressure-optimised air intakes.
Like its forebears the SIGMA 9 is intended for cross country pilots. It is certified in the mid-range of the EN-C certification unlike the hotter EN-C's of 2013/14 which are less safe with less performance ! The Sigma 9 is a true 3 line glider with less drag and the best possible compromise of performance/handling and aspect ratio. It uses the light weight construction technology pioneered in the Omega 8 and hybrid lines resulting in a glider 1kg lighter than all the others but far more longevity than any other brand. The new profile and leading edge is perfectly balanced in pitch and roll providing a full usable speed range even in turbulent air. The SIGMA 9 is just waiting to take you away from well worn paths to help you investigate new countryside. When clicking on the link below be sure to watch the video's especially the technical innovations ones !
SIGMA 9 technical information click here
OMEGA 9 Estimated RRP AUD$4700 Classic EN-D coming in mid 2015 with over 11:1 glide
The OMEGA 9 is being developed along the lines of the Sigma 9 with less aspect ratio than its 2015 EN-D counterparts whilst providing higher usable performance, more safety and better handling. It will not be a high end EN-D racing class glider, but rather a safe classic EN-D XC machine accessible to all typical Omega pilots of previous models.
OMEGA 9 technical information : Not yet available
Bi-BETA 5 RRP AUD$4600 New Generation Tandem
A pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled. The BIBETA 4 tandem paraglider is the perfect choice when great moments are to be experienced together. For leisure pilots it delivers a lot of fun – with safety; for the professional it makes an effective and trusty workhorse for everyday use.
Bi-BETA 5 technical information click here
ZETA RRP AUD$3500 Freestyle/Acro Glider - Demo in Sydney or Manilla
The ZETA is ADVANCE’s most precise and dynamic wing. It specialises in precision and performance and its high level of passive safety means that entry and exit from all situations are easily mastered. A sprightly trim speed makes the ZETA exceptionally suitable for soaring in wind, and thermal flying is fun as well. A high wing loading results in a high trim speed. Internal pressure is similarly raised, and this again contributes to high dynamic potential. A raised trim speed is an essential advantage for ZETA soaring in that soaring becomes a lot of fun when the wind gets up; and it often does. The wing’s high stability and high ZETA passive safety can be of great value when soaring near the ground.
ZETA technical information click here
Pi RRP AUD$3200 Light Weight Hike and Fly ! Demo in Manilla
The amazing Pi is as nice to carry as it is to fly ! At just 2.45kgs (size19) the fully certified Pi can be flown for XC and ridge soaring in the lower part of the weight range or for its speed qualities in the higher dynamic part of the weight range. Combined with the Easiness harness the whole glider and harness package can weighas little as 3.14kgs !
Pi technical information click here
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