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Guided Mayday

Guided Mayday

Available in Regular and Superlight (SLT) Versions.
The latest addition to our world famous range of Mayday emergency parachutes – Guided Mayday (G-MD).
G-MD is specially designed to enhance our range and cover market segment which requires an advanced solution in more difficult cases of flight emergency.

The sophisticated, Rogallo type, steerable gliding emergency parachute is now available, after being fully certified by CEN to the new EN norm and approved for up to 130kg.
It is designed for the most discriminating pilot, allowing for maximum control over events in case of emergency (glider failure etc.).

G-MD mainly targets pilot segment specialising in high risk applications – ACRO, industry professionals and competition pilots, but is equally appealing to the general pilot market. G-MD deployment sequence designed to function with or without cut-off system for the main wing. Accordingly it is also attractive to weekend pilots thanks to the simplicity of use, combined with advantages offered by steerable gliding rescue system.


  • 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
Area [m2]3936
No. of Lines2525
Weight [kg]2.91.95
Packed Volume [cc]59505000
Packed Size [cm]
Length x Width x Height
Load [kg]60-13060-130
Sink Rate [m/s]2.8 m/s (90kg)3.8 m/s (90kg)
Forward Speed15 km/h (90kg)20.5 km/h (90kg)
Glide~ 1.5~ 1.5
CEN CertificationEN
According to EN 12491 up to 130kg
According to EN 12491 up to 130kg
Packed Size vs. Volume:
The volume is measured by water displacement, and represents the smallest recommended packed volume, or the volume of the smallest recommended container to be used for the reserve. The specified volume is therefore far lower than the calculated volume that would be derived from the specified measurements.
The Packed Size measurement represents the measurements of the factory packed, but not compressed reserve, ie. the max dimension for each axis, and in its specified deployment bag, as shipped from apco.
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