The Mac Para Progress 2 is the perfect paraglider for entry level pilots to discover the our fantastic world of paragliding. It is very easy to use, incredibly safe and particularly forgiving. Inflating, launching and ground handling are effortless offering beginners to rapidly progress through the learning curve with confidence.
Professional flying schools have a big responsibility and select their entry level paragliders carefully. In addition the Progress 2 is such a good glider that the pilot after leaving school can easy further develop his flying skills with it. The take off is easy. The inflating of the canopy is continuous without overshooting or hanging back. In flight it is well balanced and damped. The Progress 2 excels thanks very good performance and extraordinary penetration by windy conditions.
Overall ease of use, perfect flight characteristics and stability are the highlights of the Progress 2. A nice elliptically shaped canopy has 35 cells and an aspect ratio of 4.68. The classic construction without diagonals uses a system of load-bearing tapes attached between ribs giving the canopy stability that helps maintain a clean profile. The feeling you get flying the Progress is confidence building fun. This is what the perfect beginner glider should be like.
The canopy is very resistant to collapse and shows docile behavior during extreme maneuvers.
Flying with it in an active air is confidence inspiring. The Progress has well balanced handling. Not too dynamic but not boring at all. Controls are smooth at the beginning but with more active piloting the Progress 2 reveals its more sporty character. The long brake travel is a warranty for safe landings.
Mac Para always uses high-quality materials and manufacturing the Progress 2 is no different. The top surface of the leading edge is made from Porcher Sport’s Skytex fabric and guarantees long lasting durability. Each Progress 2 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.
|Progress 2||23 (XS)||25 (S)||27 (M)||30 (L)||33 (XL)|
|Zoom flat [%]||92||96||100||104||111|
|Area flat [m2]||23.14||25.2||27.34||29.86||33.69|
|Area projected [m2]||20.7||22.54||24.46||26.71||30.14|
|Span flat [m]||10.41||10.86||11.31||11.82||12.55|
|Aspect ratio flat||4.68||4.68||4.68||4.68||4.68|
|Root cord [m]||2.74||2.86||2.98||3.11||3.31|
|Weight range *[kg]||55 - 75||67 - 90||77 - 100||90 - 115||105 - 135|
|Weight range *[lbs]||121 - 165||148 - 198||170 - 221||198 - 254||232 - 298|
|Min. speed [km/h]||23 - 25||23 - 25||23 - 25||23 - 25||23 - 25|
|Trim speed [km/h]||36 - 38||36 - 38||36 - 38||36 - 38||36 - 38|
|Top speed (accelerator)[km/h]||45 - 47||45 - 47||45 - 47||45 - 47||45 - 47|
|Min. sink rate [m/s]||1.1||1.1||1.1||1.1||1.1|
* pilot equipped = weight naked + approx. 20 kg (44 lbs)
|Surface Top Leading Edge:||Skytex 38 Universal- 38 g/m2|
|Surface Top Trailing Edge:||Skytex 38 Universal- 38 g/m2|
|Surface Bottom:||Skytex 38 Universal- 38 g/m2|
|Ribs:||Skytex 40 Hard - 40 g/m2|
|Upper lines:||Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
7343 – 75, – 80, – 90, – 140 kg
|Main lines:||Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
6843 –140, – 200, – 240 kg