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Supair BIRDY EN-A Glider
SUPAIR BIRDY THE “SWISS ARMY KNIFE” EN-A A VERSATILE, FUN AND SAFE GLIDER
This glider is EN-A+ approved and is aimed at the daring beginner pilot who wants to be able to progress for a long time with the same wing as well as the occasional pilot who needs to feel secure before moving on to the LEAF2 EN-B.
It is the glider of your first beautiful flights. The BIRDY is the bird in your head that encourages you to fly and shows you how to flap your wings.
The BIRDY confidently opens up the field of possibilities: modest diving, flight on site, mountain flight, hike & fly, thermalling, some cross country, inflating, soaring and seaside. This glider gives the daring beginner the keys to explore, identify the facets of flight that appeal to him/her and progress.
The occasional pilot of modest level will be able to enjoy this glider which won’t get their feathers ruffled.
The BIRDY likes to play in the air masses, to slide in the breeze, to enter turns, to exploit the dynamics of flight.
It does not have the nonchalance of a school glider, on the contrary: it dialogues with the pilot,
It communicates with the pilot, transmits information, allows him to evolve and learn. This glider is designed to last, to follow the evolution of the pilot without ever slowing down his progress. It is a benevolent machine that always encourages the pilot to go further, to dig deeper into the sensations of flight with the tranquillity of its passive safety.
The Birdy has fun without calculation. Faithful and attentive, instinctive and stable, it concentrates all the Supair spirit: to help pilots take the exhilarating paths of the air with serenity. The Birdy is well born, patiently designed and carefully built. It has all the features of a great glider: mini-ribs in trailling edge, shark nose on the leading edge, C-pilot kit.
The choice of semi-light design combines the best of both worlds: the Birdy does not suffer from any concession on its life span while being compact and light enough for hiking. The light fabric on the lower surface is compensated by a more resistant material on the upper surface (which is even more exposed to friction and the sun). The lines and the refined risers do not tangle thanks to a simplified and uncluttered architecture.
INSERTED IN THE RANGE BETWEEN THE EONA 3 AND THE LEAF 2 LIGHT, THE BIRDY IS THE “SWISS ARMY KNIFE” MADE IN SUPAIR.
The key word during the design of the Birdy was “versatility” . Intended primarily to be the first acquisition of a pilot leaving school, its program is not limited to that.
Thanks to an assembly of different materials – depending on the areas of the wing – the Birdy is both light and compact without compromising its hold over time. High unsheathed lines and a “performance oriented” design “make the Birdy a top wing in its class.
An intuitive and fun turn will allow the pilot to progress quickly and have fun in the air.
- A versatile, fun and safe glider.
- Category : EN-A
- Weight : 4,2 kg in size M
- Sizes : XS / S / M / M-L / L
- Colors : Lilac / Honey / Topaz /Rainbow
|Number of cells
|Flat area (m²)
|Flat aspect ratio
|Projected area (m²)
|Projected span (m)
|Projected Aspect Ratio
|Glider weight (kg)
|Flying weight range (kg)
|EN – LTF A
|EN – LTF A
|EN – LTF A
|EN – LTF A
|EN – LTF A
|Number of risers
- Beginners and leisure pilots
- Foot launch or tow launch
- Ergonomic risers
- Nitinol on big openings
- Low-friction rings
- Smart mini-ribs
- Big-ears kit
- Wingtip cleaning system
- Removable C-steering kit
- Outer surface fabric: Dominico D30 soft, Dominico D20 soft
- Inner surface fabric: Porcher Sport Skytex 27 g/m² soft
- Walls fabric: MJTec 32 g/m² hard finish, Porcher Sport Skytex 27 g/m² hard finish
- Reinforcements fabric: Porcher Sport
- Upper and intermediate lines: Edelrid
- Lower lines: Edelrid
- Norme EN 926 – 1 et 2 et LTF 91/09 – Class A
SOFT LINK DYNEEMA TECHNOLOGY
- Glider BIRDY
- Trek 90/110 backpack
- Compact Case
- User’s manual (USB)
- Repair kit
ILS EN PARLENT :
“I had the chance to try out this magnificent wing for a short two-day bivouac flight from Annecy to Les Bauges. The Birdy directly blew me away. There is little air and yet the glider rises on its own and does not overtake me .Three steps and I’m already in the air. I’m used to flying more technical gliders. Now I feel like I’m rediscovering the paragliding of my early days with the performance and the speed… it’s crazy! The conditions are quite strong but the glider remains ultra quiet, I am super serene. I spend most of the early part of the flight taking photos and videos. I am not in active flight mode and yet the glider is doing its job. My friends have taken off a few minutes before me and I have to catch up with them. I push the speedbar and I’m surprised to see that I don’t degrade too much. It’s really not bad. In thermals it’s very easy. The glider doesn’t shoot, the turn is very intuitive and the brake is really soft. In the very small I am unbeatable with this new toy. It turns in place and I can really centre the lift. We cross the lake and head for the Roc des Boeufs. It’s just crazy to have such an easy glider with really good performance. We spend the afternoon walking around the massif and decide to land on a summit at the end of the day. The approach is easy and the low speeds very safe. I landed like a flower on a tiny piece of grass. It would have been much more technical with my competition glider. In the evening I fall asleep by the fire and we fly back the next day in the first thermals that come out on the East faces.This wing seems to me to be ideal for pilots who are looking for a safe compromise but who want to have some great flights. It’s a great machine, with great potential for great adventures and offers unprecedented passive safety and tranquillity”
TOM DE DORLODOT
- Manual (pdf)