Спасательный парашют APCO Mayday SLT

The same famous Mayday, but lighter!

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Brand APCO
Class / homologation EN / LTF
Country Izrael

Apco Aviation started manufacturing the Mayday in 1984, and since then put over 40,000 pieces into service in the Paragliding and Hang Gliding markets. The Mayday has hundreds of life saving deployments to its name, from beginners to world champions ( Read letters from saved pilots). 
The time proven classic DHV certified Mayday line from APCO has undergone an intensive diet.
In line with the market demand for lightweight equipment, APCO added lightweight versions to our emergency parachute range to be offered Side by side with our classic Mayday range.
Super light (SLT) Mayday range - Mayday 16 SLT, Mayday 18 SLT, Mayday 20 SLT - designed for pilots who wish to keep their equipment extremely light. Weight reduction for SLT was achieved by using state of the art materials - canopy cloth used is PN9 (the last, most sophisticated development in parachute cloth), as well as additional weight saving advanced design solutions.
Light (LT) Mayday range - Mayday 16 LT, Mayday 18 LT, Mayday 20 LT - The LT shares the same construction as the SLT, but uses PN1 cloth which is slightly heavier.
Classic Mayday range - Mayday 16, Mayday 18, Mayday 20, Guided Mayday and Mayday Tandem, as well as Mayday 28 UL.
The main benefit the MD LT and SLT range offers is keeping the performance and quality the same as our classic Mayday, but slimming down the weight and bulk to the incredible numbers cited below.


The Mayday SLT and LT chute design is exactly the same as the classic, DHV certified , Mayday - with  pull down, flat circular canopy - same area, same performance same design.
Weight reduction for was achieved by using state of the art, latest materials. The SLT canopy cloth is from PN9 - the last word, most sophisticated development in parachute cloth. The LT is exactly the same as SLT, but uses the PN1 cloth which is slightly heavier.
Lines and tapes for both the SLT and the LT are made of high tenacity Nylon 6.6 with Teflon sheath interlocked to prevent friction and direct line connection to the harness - allowing for maximum reduction in weight.

Technical data

Modelweight, kgMax flight weight, kg
16 Superlight (SLT)1.220100
18 Superlight (SLT)1.597115
20 Superlight (SLT)2.083130
16 Light (LT)1.490100
18 Light (LT)1.868120
20 Light (LT)2.300140

Rescue Chutes APCO Mayday 16

ModelMD 16MD 16 LTMD 16 SLT
Area, m2232323
number of cells161616
weight, kg1.8901.4901.220
Max flight weight, kg106100100
Sink rate, m/s**
( 5 = best )
LinesNylon 180kgNylon 120kgNylon 120kg

Rescue Chutes APCO Mayday 18

ModelMD 18MD 18 LTMD 18 SLT
Area, m230.430.430.4
number of cells181818
weight, kg2.2201.9221.597
Max flight weight, kg120120115
Sink rate, m/s**
Stability ( 5 = best )555
LinesNylon 180kgNylon 120kgNylon 120kg

Rescue Chutes APCO Mayday 20

ModelMD 20MD 20 LTMD 20 SLT
Area, m23737.537.5
number of cells202020
weight, kg2.6902.3002.083
Max flight weight, kg160140130
Sink rate, m/s*5.44.484.48
Stability ( 5 = best )555
LinesNylon 180kgNylon 120kgNylon 120kg
homologationAFNOR / CENENEN

Comparison of light parachutes

ModelMax flight weight, kgweight, kg
APCO MD 16 SLT1001,220
Sky lite L951,210
MCC L1101,423
Sup'Air M951,197
Nervures L1101,378