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The VISTA II SP is APCO's first 3-liner. Intended to continue the Vista legacy, this totally new wing has been completely redesigned and fully equipped to meet the challenges of today's market.

Our main effort concentrated on reducing the drag on all fronts to achieve significant performance and L/D gain. The common alternative of taking the easy route, chasing higher aspect ratio wing, which sometimes leads to problematic handling and questionable security was something we dismissed from the start.

We believe the results are evident. Using the 3 line concept (saving of more than 100 m. lines) + drag reducing bullet risers and minimal drag integrated hook up points were our tools of choice to achieve Performance Improvement of over one point in L/D compared to Vista.

Building VISTA II SP we implemented all the latest technology available at APCO, to create the wing to beat the competition on all parameters, making it lighter than most rival gliders, but faster and sweeter, without sacrificing any of APCO's legendary tradition in wing durability and longevity.

VISTA II SP - Challenge the rest


  • Bullet risers® revolutionary, unique zero drag design, exclusive to APCO, find out more »
  • HIT valve® for improved internal pressure, stability and expanded speed range, more »
  • Flexon battens® for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan more »
  • 3 row line construction (for reduced drag - 100 m. line saving)
  • Flexon battens® for rear section profile support - further performance improvement, drag reduction and smooth handling
  • Minimal drag embedded top line gallery for extra bonus on drag - (lines warranted for life)
  • New hi-tech profile - further evolution of Vista
  • Split A riser
  • APCO's traditional double coated cloth
  • Advanced diagonal rib structure
  • Butt Holes
  • Heavy duty Technora lines
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
  • Neodynium brake magnets
  • Swivel on the brake handle to eliminate line twist

BULLET risers®, Flexon battens® , HIT Valves ® , and minimal drag embedded lines® are exclusive APCO innovations, often imitated, never matched!!


  X-Small Small Medium Large
Product Code 18510 18520 18530 18540
Cells 47 48 50 52
Area [m2] 25.4 26.3 28.0 29.7
Area (projected) [m2] 21.9 22.7 24.2 25.7
Span (incl. Stabiliser) [m] 11.34 11.64 12.24 12.84
Span (projected) [m] 9.07 9.31 9.79 10.27
Aspect Ratio 5.06 5.15 5.35 5.55
Aspect Ratio (projected) 3.76 3.82 3.97 4.10
Pilot Weight (all up) [kg] 55-80 75-95 90-110 105-130
Canopy Weight [kg] 5.7 6.0 6.3 6.6
Root Chord [m] 2.87 2.87 2.87 2.87
Tip Chord [m] 0.69 0.69 0.69 0.69
Length of Lines on B [m] 6.46 6.64 7.08 7.52
Total Length of Lines [m] 241 250 267 284


Size Certification Type
Extra-Small EN Test based Manufacturers test
Small EN - B
Medium EN - B
Large EN - B


V-min [km/h]   21
V-trim [km/h]   37
V-max [km/h]   53+
Min Sink [m/s]   1.0


Vista II colors


The glider is made from tear resistant Ripstop Nylon cloth, which is P.U. coated to zero porosity and then siliconized to give the fabric high resistance to the elements. Different cloth is used for the top, bottom and ribs due to their different functions. The lines are made of superaramid covered with a polyester sheath for protection against UV, wear and abrasion. The bottom section of the brake lines is made of polyester because of its better mechanical properties. The carabiners that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.

Sail Cloth 42 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours

  Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top Dyneema 1.0 90
Mid Superaramide 1.2 120
Bottom (A3/A5/B3/B5/C3/C5/St) Superaramide 1.8 230
Bottom (A1/B1/C1) Superaramide 1.9 320
Brakes Cascade/ St. Top Dyneema 1.1 95
Steering Line Polyester 2.0 85


50011: Custom Colour
Would you like to personalize the look of your paraglider? All APCO gliders can be tailored to meet your color needs.

42477-42459: Glider Backpack or Light Clinch Bag
The wing is supplied in Paragliding bag as standard.
The Paragliding Bag can be replaced with Light Clinch bag for all wings on demand.

42460: Concertina Bag

To get more information view our paragliding accessories page »

50012: Custom Logo
Customise your glider by adding a personal or company logo.

50013: Competition Lines
Some of our gliders are available with unsheathed competition lines. If you order a new glider, it is possible to ask for it to be factory rigged with comp lines instead of standard.

50024: Riser Sock
Riser sock supplied as standard with each wing.

42460: Concertina Bag

The Vista II SP comes in an ergonomic rucksack incl. an inner stuff bag, compression strap, riser sock, spares kit, owner's manual and an industry first 3 yr/250 hr warranty - all as standard.

The right to change prices, specifications or equipment at any time without notice is reserved