Paramotor rescues

Kangook Paramotors is a proud distributor of APCO Rescues. These parachute systems are designed for your flying safety when the unexpected happens.

Choose a standard Mayday Square if you are a light (up to 120 kg / 264 lbs) foot launch pilot. Perhaps you are a trike pilot in which case we recommend the MD UL 28 (up to 340 kg / 748 lbs).

Apco Aviation started manufacturing the Mayday reserve parachute 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.

MD 16 SLT

APCO Rescues. Mayday Super Light Round. 

Superlight (SLT) Mayday range – Mayday 16 SLT, Mayday 18 SLT, Mayday 20 SLT – The SLT shares the same construction as the LT, but uses PN9 cloth which is the lightest high-tech cloth available.

The Mayday SLT is available in three sizes, with a short or long bridle, for paragliding or hang gliding. 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.

  • Lightest weight
  • Lowest packed volume
  • Dependable
  • Fast Opening
  • Low Sink Rate
  • High Strength

Mayday Square

The Mayday Square follows in the proud tradition of the Mayday Range, and is built to the same exacting standards that has made the Mayday range the benchmark of all reserve parachute systems.

The advantage of the square design is that it gives a more stable descent (less pendulum effect), and therefore has a lower sink rate!
The Mayday Square is compact in size and weight, making it both the lightest Mayday in our range, and our highest rated gr/kg rating at 9.16 grams for each Kg of load @120kgs.
This makes it a very attractive package for pilots concerned about the weight of their kit.
The Mayday Square is certified to EN standard at 100 [kg] with sink rate of ~5.4 [m/s].
In addition, the Mayday Square has been load tested to 120 [kg] with sink rate of ~5.6 [m/s], perfect in cases where higher load is required (Paramotor pilots) at the expense of a slight increase in sink rate.
It is currently available in one size, with a short dyneema bridle, for paragliding or Paramotoring.
  • Stable descent
  • Light weight
  • Low pack volume
  • Fast Opening
  • Low Sink Rate

MD 16 LT

APCO Rescues. Mayday Light Round. 

Light (LT) Mayday range – Mayday 16 LT, Mayday 18 LT, Mayday 20 LT – The LT shares the same construction as the SLT, but uses PN1 cloth which is slightly heavier.

The Mayday is available in three sizes, all available with a short or long bridle, for paragliding or hang gliding. 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.

  • Light weight
  • Low packed volume
  • Dependable
  • Fast Opening
  • Low Sink Rate
  • High Strength

MD 16

APCO Rescues. Mayday Regular Round. 

The Mayday is available in four sizes, all available with a short or long bridle, for paragliding or hang gliding. 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.

  • Dependable
  • Fast Opening
  • Low Sink Rate
  • High Strength

MD 18 SLT

APCO Rescues. Mayday Super Light Round. 

Superlight (SLT) Mayday range – Mayday 16 SLT, Mayday 18 SLT, Mayday 20 SLT – The SLT shares the same construction as the LT, but uses PN9 cloth which is the lightest high-tech cloth available.

The Mayday SLT is available in three sizes, with a short or long bridle, for paragliding or hang gliding. 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.

  • Lightest weight
  • Lowest packed volume
  • Dependable
  • Fast Opening
  • Low Sink Rate
  • High Strength

MD 18 LT

APCO Rescues. Mayday Light Round. 

Light (LT) Mayday range – Mayday 16 LT, Mayday 18 LT, Mayday 20 LT – The LT shares the same construction as the SLT, but uses PN1 cloth which is slightly heavier.

The Mayday is available in three sizes, all available with a short or long bridle, for paragliding or hang gliding. 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.

  • Light weight
  • Low packed volume
  • Dependable
  • Fast Opening
  • Low Sink Rate
  • High Strength

MD 18

APCO Rescues. Mayday Regular Round. 

The Mayday is available in four sizes, all available with a short or long bridle, for paragliding or hang gliding. 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.

  • Dependable
  • Fast Opening
  • Low Sink Rate
  • High Strength

MD 20 SLT

APCO Rescues. Mayday Super Light Round.

Superlight (SLT) Mayday range – Mayday 16 SLT, Mayday 18 SLT, Mayday 20 SLT – The SLT shares the same construction as the LT, but uses PN9 cloth which is the lightest high-tech cloth available.

The Mayday SLT is available in three sizes, with a short or long bridle, for paragliding or hang gliding. 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.

  • Lightest weight
  • Lowest packed volume
  • Dependable
  • Fast Opening
  • Low Sink Rate
  • High Strength

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MD 20 LT

APCO Rescues. Mayday Light Round. 

Light (LT) Mayday range – Mayday 16 LT, Mayday 18 LT, Mayday 20 LT – The LT shares the same construction as the SLT, but uses PN1 cloth which is slightly heavier.

The Mayday is available in three sizes, all available with a short or long bridle, for paragliding or hang gliding. 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.

  • Light weight
  • Low packed volume
  • Dependable
  • Fast Opening
  • Low Sink Rate
  • High Strength

MD 20

APCO Rescues. Mayday Regular Round.

The Mayday is available in four sizes, all available with a short or long bridle, for paragliding or hang gliding. 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.

  • Dependable
  • Fast Opening
  • Low Sink Rate
  • High Strength

G-MD SLT

APCO Rescues. Super Light Guided Mayday Rogallo.

The G-MD SLT is the new born superlight brother of our well known and respected G-MD. The G-MD SLT shares the same performance of G-MD SLT, but is much lighter (less than 2 kg.) and smaller pack volume. To achieve this goal, we used the latest hi-tech materials and cloth, including the use of PN-9 (20 Denier based high tenacity Nylon – same cloth used on Mayday SLT range).

G-MD SLT – fully certified to EN requirements. The G-MD SLT offers super fast, yet still soft deployment, making sure you land safely, unshocked while safly steering to a landing field chosen by you. The deployment sequence of G-MD SLT is designed to function with or without a cut-off system for the main wing, making it attractive to weekend pilots thanks to the simplicity of use, combined with the advantages of a steerable guiding rescue.

Features

  • Super lightweight – less than 2 Kg. folded into internal deployment bag
  • 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

G-MD

APCO Rescues. Guided Mayday Rogallo.

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.

Features

  • 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

MD Bi

APCO Rescues. Round Tandem Reserve.

Over the years the basic design and construction techniques have remained the same – there is not much to improve on a winning design and best seller as Mayday, even though it is continuously perfected and polished, insuring that it is updated on even the smallest details. All four of the of Mayday parachutes are “Flat Circular Pulled Down Apex” in design. In 1998 the Mayday Bi was released in a Pulled down Apex version, and soon after the Mayday 20 hit the market.

The Mayday boasts superior construction and materials. The canopy cloth is F111 “zero porosity” ripstop nylon. The skirt and apex skirt is reinforced with 1’mil spec nylon tape, neatly wrapped and stiched with a precision four-needle machine. The line attachments have V-Tab reinforcements, sewn in place with a computerized machine, ensuring consistantly high quality and strength.

The bridle is made from 1700kg Dyneema. The attachment loop is covered with a Teflon sheath, to protect it from dangerous friction which may occur during deployment. Finally the bridle has a line sheath attached, to protect the lines where they link to it.

MD 28UL

APCO Rescues. High Capacity Round Reserve for Trikes.

Now we are proud to introduce the MAYDAY 28 UL, a new pioneering emergency parachute, specially designed for trikes – single and tandem.

Mayday 28 UL capable of safely handling loads of up to 400kg. Formally load tested by EN approved laboratory – Air Turquoise – confirming safe opening and descent with maximum load of 340 kg. Tests were carried out at opening speed of 40m./sec. as per standard EN requirements for emergency parachutes.

Completely new emergency parachute but incorporating classical principles of APCO’s Mayday designs Equipped with special slider for reduced opening shock (unique in the world of paragliding)

The rest of the design and construction techniques have remained the same – there is not much to improve on a winning design and best seller as Mayday, even though it is continuously perfected and polished, insuring that it is updated on even the smallest details. All of the Mayday parachutes are “Flat Circular Pulled Down Apex” in design.

The Mayday UL boasts superior construction and materials. The canopy cloth is F111 “zero porosity” ripstop nylon. The skirt and apex skirt is reinforced with 1’mil spec nylon tape, neatly wrapped and stiched with a precision four-needle machine. The line attachments have V-Tab reinforcements, sewn in place with a computerized machine, ensuring consistantly high quality and strength.

The Bridle is made from 2 x 2,400[kg] Webbing (UV Resistant) and is designed to fit quite a few trikes – e.g. Fly Products trike.
Bridle is a separate item – not supplied as standard with Mayday 28 UL and not included in the price. Needs to be ordered separately.
Custom made bridles can be ordered too.

Typical APCO construction incorporating standard parachute manufacturing and materials.