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Intended to continue the Vista legacy these totally new wings have been completely redesigned to be fully equipped to meet the toughest challenges.

Available in 2 different versions:

Vista III - with unsheathed competition lines for maximum performance.
Vista Touring - same as Vista III, but with sheathed lines for durability and longevity.

New APP Technology (Automatic Pressurized Profile) - commonly known as "Shark Nose" - installed for constant internal pressure allowing wider safe speed range and supperior glide.

Vista III and Vista Touring are true 3 liner (top to bottom).

Our comparison flights prove that both the Vista III and Vista Touring are at the top of their class, offering the optimal package for intermediate pilots - they are among the best performing wings in their Class. Simple and easy to fly, combined with extremely high passive safety, solid stability and probably the best handling around.

Remember how when you were a kid you were always excited to open your gifts on Xmas morning, finding new toys to play with. Vista III and Vista Touring are so much fun to fly that when flying on of these wing, you will feel like that kid once again !!!!

Our main effort concentrated on achieving extremely stable, yet playful wings with fully usable speedbar that should stand out in a crowd, making you look good while soaring at the top of the gaggle.

Work was done 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 a true 3 line concept, combined with APP technology + drag reducing bullet risers and unsheathed lines, as well as APCO's innovative minimal drag hook up points , were our tools of choice to achieve ultimate performance with no compromise on safety and fun. Building Vista III and Vista Touring we implemented all the latest technology available at APCO, creating the wing to beat the competition, making it lighter than most rival gliders, but also faster and sweeter, without sacrificing any of APCO's legendary tradition in wing durability and longevity.

Flight Characteristics:

  • True EN B across entire speed bar range
  • Performance - in line with the top in EN B Class
  • Safety - reassuring and inspiring
  • Launch and ground handling - spotless
  • Handling - outstanding
  • Flying - breathtaking
  • Thermalling - a piece of cake!
  • Fun, Fun, Fun - lots of fun ..........

Vista III is equally great for both free flying and for paramotor flying.
It especially excels when flying under power with a small, weak engine due to the outstanding performance of the classic profile combined with Shark Nose (APP).

Vista III and Vista Touring - The view from the top


  • New generation of Bullet risers2® , slashing riser drag even further. more »
  • L/E Flexon battens® for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan. more »
  • True 3 row line construction (top to bottom)
  • Minimal drag hook in points for extra saving on drag - (lines warranted for life)
  • New hi-tech APP profile more »
  • Mini ribs at trailing edge for better performance (pioneered by APCO 20 years ago!!)
  • Split A-riser
  • APCO's traditional durable cloth
  • Advanced diagonal rib structure
  • Blend of Vectran and kevlar unsheathed lines for ultimate performance
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
  • Neodynium brake magnets
  • Swivel on the brake handle to eliminate line twist
  • Air Extreme Ball bearing Pulleys

For technology web page – click here


  X-Small Small Medium Large
Product Code
18610 18620 18630 18640
Product Code
VISTA Touring
18611 18621 18631 18641
Cells 49 50 52 54
Area [m2] 24.8 25.7 27.5 29.3
Area (projected) [m2] 21.28 22.05 23.59 25.13
Span [m] (incl. Stabiliser) 11.43 11.76 12.41 13.06
Span (projected) [m] 9.10 9.36 9.87 10.38
Aspect Ratio 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.8
Aspect Ratio (projected) 3.77 3.98 4.13 4.37
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
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 III XS DGAC certification for all sizes
VISTA III S Certificate EN. B Flight test report S EN.
VISTA III M Certificate EN. B Flight test report M EN.
VISTA III L Certificate EN. B Flight test report L EN.
Load Test - 178 Kg Max load Click for Load Test Report


V-min @ optimum wing load 21 km/h
V-trim @ optimum wing load [km/h] 38 km/h
V-max @ optimum wing load[km/h] 50+ km/h
Min Sink @ optimum wing load [m/s] 1.0 m/s


click on the color you like
orange green red green turquoise
orange green red green turquoise
Red Silver Grey Orange Green Blue



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 a combination of unsheathed Vectran and Kevlar competition lines for optimized performance. The main brake lines are 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 gr/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement FLEXON® batten system
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours

VISTA III Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top, Mid & Brake 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


VISTA Touring 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



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 III 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