The rescue parachute, an essential element in paragliding!

The rescue parachute is an essential part of your equipment for your safety!

Choosing a parachute is not easy. This choice depends on various criteria: your TWA, your type of practice, your harness, your budget, ...

Today, rescue parachutes are quite different: fabric surface, sink rate, shape, ... A few years ago, parachutes were round but today you will find more elaborate shapes: square, octagonal, ... Each shape has its own specificities.

You can find more information on choosing your parachute at the bottom of the page. If you have any questions or need advice, don't hesitate to call us or send us an email, we are here for that!

After the purchase, it is important to pack your rescue parachute properly in your harness: packing the parachute, connecting the parachute to the harness and packing! Ask us for advice or come directly to the school, we have a workshop service where we can pack your parachute into your harness.

All our parachutes are repacked by us, before being shipped because a parachute that remains folded and compressed for a long time can lose up to 2 seconds when opened.

For the purchase of a rescue parachute, we offer the assembly of the rescue in your harness!

Poche ventrale Olys de marque Supair
Supair Olys ventral bag

Weight: 130g Very light and versatile parachute bag. Perfectly adapted to on-site flying as well...

75,00 €

63,75 €

Poignée parachute pour toutes sellettes Niviuk
Niviuk Parachute handle for all Niviuk harnesses

Rescue handles for Niviuk harness. For Hamak, Transat, Drifter

10,00 €

8,50 €

Pod parachute pour Octagon 2 Niviuk
Niviuk Parachute pod for Octagon 2

Rescue Pod for Niviuk Octagon

25,00 €

21,25 €

Pod parachute pour Cires Niviuk
Niviuk Parachute pod for Cires

Rescue Pod for Niviuk Cires

25,00 €

21,25 €

Container secours ventral Kase
Niviuk Ventral bag Kase

The Kase takes up very little space, is very easy to use and is the ideal accessory for integrating...

80,00 €

68,00 €

Airdesign Parachute Donut
Airdesign Donut Parachute

Stable, lightweight, durable and easy to fold. The Donut is a hybrid rescue that combines the adv...

756,00 €

642,60 €

Container ventral superlight Airdesign
Airdesign Superlight ventral bag

Only 180 grams and 4l volume! Compatible with Donut 90SL and 100. Integrated lifts

96,00 €

81,60 €

Pod pour parachute Donut Airdesign
Airdesign Donut parachute pod

Airdesign Donut Rescue Parachute Pod

25,20 €

21,42 €

parachute QUATRO Sky Paragliders
Sky Paragliders Quatro

It is light (only 1.4 kg in size 110). Plus, being lightweight means opening smaller, faster, and of...

699,00 €

594,15 €

parachute Niviuk Octagon
Niviuk Octagon

1 185,00 €

800,00 €

Poignée parachute secours Supair
Supair Supair rescue handle

Rescue handle for Supair harness Select your harness model

25,00 €

21,25 €

How to choose a rescue parachute?

The rescue parachute should bring you back to the ground as slowly as possible in case of a problem and not be too heavy in your harness. This is the most important criterion, and it's simply what we ask of a rescue parachute... You should therefore first look to be within the PTV range defined by the manufacturer. Being at the bottom of the range is better for safety. Then, you must also look at the stability and the fall rate which will influence the fall speed! This will be mainly influenced by the shape of the rescue parachute:

  • Round parachute: The easiest to pack, the cheapest but often the least stable
  • Square parachute: Good pendulum stability with a relatively short line cone, so less chance of it getting tangled with your main canopy... However, some are designed with a drift to reduce the sink rate. Some are much more difficult to pack than others.
  • Triangular canopy: Excellent for pendulum stability, more complex to pack than a round canopy but easier than a Rogallo. Steerable on some models, no drift when opened.
  • Rogallo parachute: A very low sink rate but combined with a horizontal speed (the Rogallo hovers) even with the braked opening option, which can lead you quickly into obstacles if you can't fly the rescue.

Lightness can also be a criterion for some. Indeed, there are some "light" rescue parachutes (around 1.1kg for small PTV ranges) and others rather standard. As a beginner, the difference in weight between the different types of parachute will not have much impact on your practice.