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Back in 2014, when Vista III was first introduced, it was a ground breaking wing. An EN B certified true 3 liner (top to bottom), shark nose wing that performs and feels like a well tuned racing car that excels in strong conditions ! Yet still retains a high level of safety at lower end of the EN B Class. It has set a standard for many other competitor models which came after.

The new Vista IV is the next generation and available in 2 configurations:

Vista IV - exciting sport class EN B wing with fully sheathed lines and APCO's time proven double siliconised Gelvenor fabric.

Vista IV Light - the same excitement, but in a lightweight package and high performance unsheathed lines throughout the glider.

The new Vista IV is based on the platform of Vista III and improved on several key points:

3D leading edge cut smartly incorporated into the color design - it allows for a cleaner leading edge improved top surface layout and tension for better performance.

Risers- Perfect 12 [mm] webbing risers with incredible attention to details. They are super-lightweight at less than 99 gr! Incorporating a unique A5, C5 (Split A, C) line connection method with no carabiners! Making it cleaner, safer, lighter - smart and elegant.
Specifically designed ball bearing pulleys allow for the smoothest speed system operation possible.

Colors representing the new spirit of APCO Aviation, they are both striking and functional as they incorporate the 3D cut and allow for a balanced combination of different fabrics according to their position on the wing.

The Vista IV is available also with motor risers.

Its pitch stability turns it into a very pleasant paramotor wing as it cuts through the air almost unaffected by small turbulence. Coupled with its performance, it is a highly efficient paramotor wing perfect for electric engines or low power motors.

Certification flight tests prove the safety of this wing.
Despite being a true 3 liner it passed certification flights with almost all maneuvers in the A category!
It is a very rigid canopy which reassures the pilot with its consistency and pitch dumping characteristics.
It transmits an incredible reassuring feeling of safety to the pilot, building confidence, for better piloting.

Vista IV will be the perfect companion for any pilot from talented school student to cross country pilots looking for a good performing, safe and easy to manage wing.

Vista IV - View from the Top


  • Redesigned risers, delivering simplicity and ease of use. Constructed from 12mm. webbings (by Cousin Trestec) and specifically designed ball bearing pulleys for silky smooth speed bar operation  more »
  • Unique A5, C5 (Split A, C) line connection method with no carabiners, saves weight with no drawbacks - smart and elegant.
  • L/E Flexon battens® for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan. more »
  • Rear Flexon battens along the chord of the glider for supporting the stiffness of the canopy
  • True 3 row line construction (top to bottom)
  • Minimal drag, integrated APCO exclusive EHP® Embedded Hook In Points for unprecedented drag reduction more »
  • APP® - Automatic Pressurizing Profile (shark nose) insures constant and even internal pressure...  more »
  • Mini ribs at trailing edge for better performance (pioneered by APCO 20 years ago!!)
  • APCO's traditional durable cloth at strategic locations for durability while maintaining light weight
  • Advanced diagonal rib structure
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
  • Neodynium brake magnets
  • Swivel on the brake handle to eliminate line twist
  • Air Extreme Ball bearing Pulleys

Flexon battens®, mini ribs and Embedded Hook In Points are exclusive APCO's innovations, often imitated, never matched!!


  X-Small Small Medium Large
Product Code: VISTA IV 18615 18625 18635 18645
Product Code: VISTA IV LIGHT 18810 18820 18830 18840
Cells 49 50 52 54
Area [m2] 24.8 25.7 27.5 29.3
Area (projected) [m2] 21.1 21.88 23.21 24.93
Span [m] (incl. Stabiliser) 11.43 11.76 12.41 13.06
Span (projected) [m] 8.83 9.16 9.73 10.3
Aspect Ratio 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.8
Aspect Ratio (projected) 3.69 3.83 4.08 4.25
Take off Weight (all up) [kg] 55-80 70-95 90-110 105-130
Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor unit) [kg] 70-110 85-125 95-140 120-160
Canopy Weight [kg] 5.2 5.4 5.7 6.0
Light Canopy weight* [kg]
(*inc. standard risers)
4.2 4.4 4.6 4.8
Root Cord [m] 2.72 2.72 2.72 2.72
Tip Chord [m] 0.52 0.52 0.52 0.52
Length of Lines on B [m] 6.61 6.89 7.45 8.01
Total Length of Lines [m] 244 252 268 284


Size Certification Type
VISTA IV XS DGAC certification Pending
                                                   Load Test - Pending


V-min @ optimum wing load 21 km/h
V-trim @ optimum wing load [km/h] 39 km/h
V-max @ optimum wing load[km/h] 51+ km/h
Min Sink @ optimum wing load [m/s] 0.95 m/s


Color design

Vista IV Light - Color Options

Color design


Vista IV Materials (Classic configuration)

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/rectangular loops that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.

Vista IV Fabric  
Sail Cloth 42 gr/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement FLEXON® batten system
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours

VISTA IV Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top, Mid Superaramide 1.2 120
Bottom A, B, C Superaramide 1.9 320
Bottom St Superaramide 1.5 150
Brake top, St top Dyneema 1.1 95
Brake bottom Polyester 2.0 85

Vista IV Light Materials

The glider is made from 100% Skytex cloth.
Top surface is a hybrid combination of Skytex 27 and Skytex 33 gr. The 33gr. material is used on the front of top surface as it is the highest loaded part of the canopy and there it is critical to maintain best porosity possible over time.
The rear part of top surface is Skytex 27 gr. for additional weight saving.

Bottom surface is Skytex 27 Gr. Ribs are made from Skytex 26 gr. hard finish.

Lines are all Cousin Trestec, specified in the table below.

Vista IV Light - Fabric  
Sail Cloth Skytex 27 and 33 gr/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement FLEXON® batten system
Canopy Weight [kg]: XS - 4.2, S - 4.4, M - 4.6, L - 4.8
Warranty One year - Manufacturing defects only
VISTA IV Light Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top, Mid Vectran 0.9 115
Bottom A, B, C Superaramide 1.4 254
Bottom St Superaramide 1.0 137
Brake top, St top Vectran 0.6 50
Brake bottom Polyester 2.0 85



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

43135: Wonder Bar
Speed bar with handsfree operation!

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 »

42458: Clinch Bag with Carry Straps / Converts into Backpack
Durable, Comfortable. Large Carry Bag for Quick packing of all your equipment. Holds unfolded glider, Harness, Helmet, etc.

42459: Light Clinch Bag
Durable, Comfortable.Made from LightRipstop material. Large Carry Bag for Quick packing of all your equipment. Holds unfolded glider, Harness, Helmet, etc. easily and quick.

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

79999: Replacement Trim Webbing
Replacement webbing for riser trimmer

The Vista IV 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