Sky Ares Paraglider

Some tables, some simple graphics and a great pic of the Sky Ares!

Canopy of the Sky Ares paraglider.
Another inflated canopy close-up taken by Gérard Florit. Used with permission. See the switched colors on the upper surface, visible through the lower surface.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification CEN Performance
Size Designation M

Ever Flown This Wing?

If so, feel free to share anything you like about the experience here. What were your first impressions?

Please state your experience level, just to put your comments in perspective.

For example, you might be a low-time pilot flying a new wing for the first time and loving it!


Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 price in Euros!
Euros 3350 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4200 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2200 GBP
Australian Dollars 5600 AUD
South African Rand 31700 ZAR
South Korean Won 4013000 KRW
Indian Rupees 190200 INR

Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 80-100 kg (177-221 lbs)
wing weight 5.5 kg (12.2 lbs)
wing area (flat) 23.8 m² (256 ft²)
wing area (projected) 20.8 m² (224 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.0 m (39 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.6 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 6.0
aspect ratio (projected) 4.4
min sink 1.0 m/s (197 fpm, 3.6 kph, 1.9 knts)
best glide ratio 8.8:1
speed min 25 kph (16 mph, 14 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 52 kph (32 mph, 28 knts)

Non-Numerical Data

I can find no test report data in English from CEN for this Sky paraglider, sorry.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the lower surface color schemes for the Sky Ares. The upper surface pattern is the same as the lower surface pattern in each case, but with the colors switched. I hope this approach is useful for getting a good idea of the colors when quickly comparing wings. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus another color adorning the leading edge. Like the Fides 2, the Ares is just a bit different!

'Red' - red and white pattern on upper and lower surfaces

'Blue' - blue and white pattern on upper and lower surfaces

'Golden' - yellow and white pattern on upper and lower surfaces


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