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 Paraglider Progress

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Progress design


Progress - Solid Foundation with Exceptional Safety

The Mac Para Progress is the perfect glider for entry level paragliding pilots to discover the fantastic new dimension of paragliding. It is very easy to use, incredibly safe and particularly forgiving. Inflation, launching and ground handling are effortless offering beginners to rapidly progress through the learning curve with confidence.


Top Choice for Flying Schools

Professional flying schools have a big responsibility and select their entry level paragliders carefully. Many hours have been put into designing the progress. Thanks to the cooperation from a number of different schools that work closely with Mac Para. Rest assured you will have a great introduction to paragliding because of the Progress.


No Worry Flights - Built Solid

Overall ease of use, perfect flight characteristics and durability are the highlights of the Progress. The big 32 cells and a nice elliptically shaped canopy comes with an aspect ratio of 4.81 for added safety. The classic construction uses a system of load-bearing tapes attached between ribs giving the canopy stability that help maintain a clean profile. The Progress has a very low tendency to pitch forward thanks to the large cell openings used in the canopy design. This is especially advantageous when the conditions change and become less than ideal. The feeling you get flying the Progess is confidence building fun. This is what the perfect school glider should be like. Not too dynamic and not too boring.


Active Piloting and Simple Flights

The canopy is very resistant to collapse and shows docile behavior during extreme maneuvers. The Progress has simple handling and is extremely well damped in all axes. You will also find the Progress has excellent behavior during recovery from spiral dives thanks to new line geometry. The brake travel is long which is perfect for eager “heavy handed” pilots. Flying it at slow speeds has no deep stall tendencies to surprise you. The Progress comes with a 4 point riser system with 2 hang points and is equipped with split A risers for easy big-ears.


Quality Materials that Last

Mac Para always uses high-quality materials and manufacturing the Progess is no different. The top surface of the leading edge is made from Porcher Sport’s new Skytex 45 Evolution fabric and guarantees long lasting durability. Each Progress paraglider is sewn with constant quality control during the manufacturing process. This will give you the peace of mind for your very first flights under a paraglider.




Surface Top Leading Edge:Skytex 9092 Coating E85A 45 g/m2
Surface Top Trailing Edge:Skytex 9017, Coating E38A 40 g/m2
Surface Bottom:Skytex 9017, Coating E38A 40 g/m2
Main ribs:Skytex 9017, Coating E29A 40 g/m2
Diagonal ribs:Skytex 9017, Coating E29A 40 g/m2
Minor ribs: Skytex 9017, Coating E38A 40 g/m2
Upper lines:Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
6843 – 80 kg, – 120 kg
Main lines:Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
6843 – 240 kg, – 160 kg


The Progress is manufactured using the paragliding industries well established lightweight material with excellent durability; Skytex 40, from Porcher Sport (NCV). Because for any glider, the part that always wears out first is the leading edge, we use Skytex 45 with evolution coating E85A for this. For the less stressed areas of the sail we use Skytex 40 with E38A coating. For the supporting and diagonal ribs we use Skytex 40 with “hard finish” coating E29A. This gives the advantage of a sail that is both lightweight and very durable.


Zoom flat [%]95.3100106.3111
Area flat [m2]22.9825.328.5931.17
Area projected [m2]21.123.2326.2528.62
Span flat [m]10.5111.0311.7212.24
Aspect ratio flat4.814.814.814.81
Root cord [m]2.692.8233.13
Weight [kg]5.25.455.96.3
Weight range [kg]*60-8070-9085-110105-135
Weight range [lbs]*132-176154-198187-243231-298
Min. speed [km/h]22-2422-2422-2422-24
Trim speed [km/h]35-3735-3735-3735-37
Top speed (accelerator)[km/h]44-4644-4644-4644-46
Glide ratio7.
Min. Sink rate[m/s]

 * pilot equipped = weight naked + cca. 20 Kg


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 Design Progress


Skytex range
Value 8/8 is most resistant to UV

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