APCO Mayday Square



Apco Aviation started manufacturing the Mayday reserve parachute in 1984, and since then put over 30 000 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 Mayday Square follows in the proud tradition of the Mayday Range, and is built to the same exacting standards that has made the Mayday range the benchmark of all reserve parachute systems.

The advantage of the square design is that it gives a more stable descent (less pendulum effect), and therefore has a lower sink rate!

The Mayday Square is compact in size and weight, making it both the lightest Mayday in our range, and our highest rated gr/kg rating at 9.16 grams for each Kg of load @120kgs.

This makes it a very attractive package for pilots concerned about the weight of their kit.

The Mayday Square is certified to EN standard at 100 [kg] with sink rate of ~5.4 [m/s].

In addition, the Mayday Square has been load tested to 120 [kg] with sink rate of ~5.6 [m/s], perfect in cases where higher load is required (Paramotor pilots) at the expense of a slight increase in sink rate.

It is currently available in one size, with a short dyneema bridle, for paragliding or Paramotoring.
  • Stable descent
  • Light weight
  • Low pack volume
  • Fast Opening
  • Low Sink Rate

Model - MD225Surface Area [m2]25Projected Surface Area [m2]14.8Weight [kg]1,010Packed Size (mm)200(L) x 190(W) x 80(H)Packed Volume [cc]3000Sink Rate [m/s]
(at 100 Kg)5.4Sink Rate [m/s]
(at 120 Kg)5.72EN Load/Drop test120EN/LTF Certification100Grams per kg Load10.89CertificationEN - 100kg
Load Tested to 120Kg



APCO Mayday Square

APCO Mayday Square