ADVANCE Paragliders         Advance Paragliders

Advance has been creating the worlds best paragliders since 1988.

They are the industry leading reference standard in design, materials and quality of manufacture and are regarded as the Mercedes of paragliers. The Swiss company has over the years had many wins in the World Cup, World Championships, Red Bull X-Alps and also the World Open Distance Record (set by Godfrey Wenness in 1998). There have also been numerous Paramotoring World Championship wins and Paramotoring World Records set using Advance paragliders.

There are 8 models in the paraglider range to suit all pilot types and requirement : ALPHA (EN-A School & Novice), Pi (EN-A-C light weight Hike and Fly), EPSILON (EN-B Novice and Standard Intermediate), IOTA (EN-B High Intermediate), Theta (EN-B Mid, light weight Hike and Fly), SIGMA (EN-C Std Sports Intermediate), OMEGA X-ALPS (EN-D High Performance light weight Hike and Fly), OMIKRON (EN-C Freestyle/Acro) and Bi-BETA (EN-Tandem).

All gliders are delivered with the best, most comfortable,durable and lightweight back pack on the market (as stated by XC Magazine !) - the ComfortPack5. They also are delivered with a carbon fiber speed bar, speed line and clips, repair tape, accessories bag and a MONEY BACK satisfaction guarantee !

Advance paragliders are built to the highest quality standard in the market and as such last many 100's of hours longer than other brands - this is directly reflected in re-sale and trade-in values.

Godfrey's Manilla Paragliding is the Australian importer for Advance paragliders since 1993. Dealer enquiries welcome.

Trade-ins with real valuations are always possible on Alpha, Epsilon, Iota and on selected EN-A/B models of other brands.

It is also possible to order ANY other glider/harness brand and model in at very competitive prices and get real impartial expert advice - just ask ! Generally models from Gin, Swing, and Ozone are worth considering if something in the Advance range doesn't suit the budget or personal preference. The rest are simply not up to our minimum design and quality standards to recommend or advise on.

Please contact Godfrey directly for information and sales : ph 0267856545 or email here.

For detailed product information and specifications see the ADVANCE web site : 

Please note all prices are indicative only and subject to change due to currency fluctuation - for an updated price please contact Godfrey.

Advance Paragliders    ALPHA 7   AUD$3950  Worlds #1 selling EN-A entry level glider ! 

The best EN-A glider on the market. Easy, Safe and Reliable.

Spread your wings like a bird, step lightly into the air and simply fly away: the ALPHA 7 is your perfect partner for making this a reality. Latest technology combined with the highest quality materials ensure your pleasure and safety while you learn, and for long afterwards. Maximum flying fun guaranteed.  

The ALPHA 7 benefits from a newly conceived lining design, with fewer support points and lines. This simple array is easy to see and quick to sort. The ALPHA 7 is straightforward to takeoff and fly. Weight is minimal, achieved by a sophisticated internal structure and state-of-the-art construction materials.  

Innovative design technology gives the ALPHA 7 plenty of safety reserves. High internal wing pressure is maintained by the combination of an “Air Scoop” leading edge and the traditional ADVANCE semi-circular air intakes. This feature ­gives the ALPHA 7 a very low stall point and unmistakably clear and progressive brake loading. The pilot gains a significant safety plus from these handling advances. The ALPHA 7 was not just designed for learning; it is especially suitable for what comes after. It’s intended for pilots who appreciate a lot of safety when combined with notable performance. Through its modern design technology – including “3D-Shaping” at the leading edge and an intricate diagonal rib concept - it demonstrates the highest level of performance level among A-Class wings.

The ALPHA 7 is also DULV certified for PARAMOTOR use with optional paramotor risers which provide reflex profile characteristics for very efficient high speed cruising. It offers in this category un-equalled ease of launch, cruise performance and flight for PPG use.

Optional fully certified Paramotor Hybrid Risers are available on request : $295

Advance Alpha 7

ALPHA 7 technical information Click here !

Advance Paragliders   EPSILON 10 DLS  AUD$5850  Latest DLS (Durable Lightweight Design) technology in Advances famous Standard EN-B with over 11:1 glide !

The EPSILON 10DLS is a totally new "compact" hi-tech lightweight design with more performance and better handling - all with more safety ! 

The Classic Intermediate EPSILON has now become a DLS product. This opens a complete spectrum of
new possibilities for the very well-proven EPSILON Fun-Allrounder, now in its 10th generation.

The EPSILON 10DLS has better performance, is even safer, and offers a noticeably rounder flying experience.
DLS stands for DURABLE LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURE and was introduced at the beginning of 2022 with
the IOTA DLS. The new EPSILON DLS, weighing from 3.45* kg, is up to 850 gm lighter than the previous
Epsilon, and now belongs in the light paraglider category as a function of its weight. Thanks to DLS
technology its robustness and lifespan continue the tradition of earlier models.

The EPSILON series has been supporting improvers for 30 years; helping them develop their flying
skills in the process. Climb higher, stay in the air longer, fly further: the EPSILON is the wing for the so
many who have left their home site for the first time, and set out on the rewarding journey that is cross
country flying.

Many performance-enhancing new technologies are featured in the EPSILON 10DLS. It was designed as a three-liner but has only one gallery level. This skimps on line metres and reduces drag. Precisely computed double-3D-shaping provides a super-smooth surface in the critical nose area, and supports the correct shape of the real-life profile. It also uses mini-ribs and a hybrid line array to further enhance performance.

The EPSILON 10DLS is also DULV certified for PARAMOTOR use with optional paramotor risers which provide reflex profile characteristics for very efficient high speed cruising. It offers in this category un-equalled ease of launch, cruise performance and flight for PPG use.

Optional fully certified Paramotor Hybrid Risers are available on request : $295

EPSILON 10 DLS techinical information : Click here !

Advance Paragliders   IOTA 3 DLS AUD$6150  NEW Model - high end EN-B Intermediate with 11.5+ glide ! 

Size 29 demo in stock and for sale with 12hrs, save $1000 off new price.

The IOTA 3 becomes the IOTA 3 DLS.

Advance has been using their extra time during the covid shutdowns to further develop the performance, handling and weight of the top-end B wing, achieving a new level of excellence in all three of these qualities.

Welcome to the new IOTA DLS. The DLS stands for DURABLE LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURE and signals the start of a new development philosophy combining structural innovation with a unique mix of materials.

The IOTA3 DLS is an all new design to carry on from the worlds #1 selling B+ the IOTA 1 & 2. The new model takes some Sigma 11 build technology, adds new lightweight design concepts and a new profile designed for the B+ category to produce a state of the art glider at the top of the B+ category in performance, handling, and safety. The polar curve is incredibly flat for the class and offers outstanding high speed glide with great stability. 

The Iota3DLS using DLS build technology is the same weight as previous generation hike and fly gliders of the same size, but offers the same durability and lifespan as regular weight gliders. The best of both worlds. This is achieved by using a smart mix of fabrics and optimised internal structure.

The ease of handling, rear riser steering, and reassuring feeling of passive and active safety allows the pilot to enjoy the IOTA3 DLS's efficient performance for hours even under demanding conditions.

Due to the new concept optimised internal structure there was no need for C wires at the rear of the canopy. This results not just in lighter weight and a better profile form, but also males the Iota3DLS easier and smaller to pack

The Iota3DLS comes in 5 sizes offering overlapping weight ranges from 60-128kgs. 4 colour schemes are available plus custom colours.

Note that there is no Comfortpack Backpack delivered with the Iota3DLS as most will flying them with a pod harness which come delivered with a lightweight backpack.


- Light Risers : saving another 150grams are available as a factory fit at the time of order or later as a pilot retrofit if desired.

- LIGHTPACK DLS : Available in 2 sizes 81L or 91L size

- COMFORTPACK 4 : Available n 4 sizes 100,115,130,145L

IOTA 3 DLS technical information and video here : Click here !

Advance Paragliders   THETA ULS  RRP AUD$6150  Just Arrived : New generation, class leading Mid EN-B light weight hike and fly, XC etc with a glide well over 11:1 !!!

A light and compact Performance-Intermediate, the Theta ULS satisfies the most diverse pilots’ needs.

The new Theta is the glider of choice for Chrigel Maurer's new X-Peaks Adventure in the summer of 2024 !

Whether near or far, difficult flying or exciting adventure. The new light B goes with you for bivouac flying, Hike & XC-fly tours, traveling or discovering new routes in remote regions.

The Theta ULS is a fully lightweight and compact design using the winning technology of the Omega XAlps ULS. Starting at 3.1kgs it uses a mix materials and lines to optimise weight savings in various parts of the structure. To save even more weight the number of cells and sliced diagonals has been reduced. The stress distribution system has been reworked to co-ordinate these requirements. The result is a perfectly balanced and homogenous glider.

The Theta ULS combines light weight with the outstanding performance of the Performance-Intermediate IOTA 3 DLS. The new-generation profile developed especially for the Theta ULS has an optimised pressure distribution across the wing chord, for balanced pitch behaviour. This delivers high performance with reduced canopy tensioning, resulting in pleasant feedback by optimally absorbing turbulence. In addition, lift distribution, wingtip to wingtip, is more centred, with less lift at the wing tips and less tendency for the pilot to get pushed off course. This results in smoother, more comfortable flight behaviour.

Active flying using the C line level allows you to exploit the full performance potential of the THETA ULS. Modern pitch control by C-handles helps you do this. Control inputs are transmitted directly from C- to B-level so that the profile does not deform. This allows you to best adjust your angle of attack without sacrificing performance.

Theta ULS technical information : Click Here !

Advance Paragliders  SIGMA 12   RRP AUD$6xxx  NEW Model for 2024 coming in May : EN-C (standard) with Class Leading handling and Safety

INFO on the previous model - Sigma 11 - is below

The previous model  - the Sigma 10 - was the #1 selling EN-C glider in the world and out performed all others in terms of offering precise handling, stable reliable characteristics, and excellent performance.  The all new Sigma 11 carries on with those fine attributes but adds a noticable peformance increase not just at trim speed but also the polar on speed glide. As a '2.5 liner' it keeps up with and in many cases flies better than the 2 liners of similar aspect ratio in the C Class as well as offering significant safety and handling advantages.

The new cross country sportster shows exceptional handling precision in flight and a high level of pitch stability. Its outstanding performance can be called upon any time, even in demanding conditions. Latest technologies like internally sewn miniribs and an effective pitch control arrangement with 2-liner feel finish off this product. Improved SIGMA 11 internal load distribution design makes for simpler packing because C-wires are no longer required. 

The Sigma 11 comes in 5 sizes from 60-128kgs all up. With careful new design the glider weight is only 100-200grams more than many others so called "light weight" EN-C models !

Advance Sigma 11

Previous model SIGMA 11: More information:  Click Here !

Advance Paragliders  OMEGA X-ALPS 5 ULS  RRP AUD$6950  NEW ! Classic light weight and easy to fly EN-D 2 liner 

OMEGA X-ALPS - the Red Bull X-Alps 8x in a row winning glider series as used by Chrigel Maurer !

The OMEGA X-ALPS 1 was the winning glider with a 1-2 finish at the Red Bull X-Alps competition in 2015. In 2021 pilots also achieved a 1 - 2 finish on the OXA4.

The all new 5th version of the Light-Racer is a latest generation 2 liner made for the greatest demands under extreme conditions. 

The OMEGA X-ALPS 5 ULS was flown by Chrigel Maurer to clearly win the Red Bull X-Alps again in 2023. It was designed after over 30 prototypes and has proved its performance, handling and safety attributes in the gruelling event. 

It builds on the excellent qualities of the OXA4 with less aspect ratio but even more exceptional performance, better handling while actually increasing mid EN-D passive and active safety. The design and test team managed to sweep away almost insurmountable technological boundaries to produce one of the safest, easiest and lightest 2 liners on the market.

The EN/LTF D certified OMEGA X-ALPS 5 ULS is the perfect wing for cross country pilots with ambitions. Naturally it also optimally serves the Hike&Fly task for suitably skilled pilots.

Computer-analysed structural weight-optimisation is an ADVANCE State-of-the-Art method used in all the serial wings. This technology was further refined in the unreleased OMEGA X-ALPS 4 – it was specifically directed at achieving minimum weight, in some detail. The use of fabric inside the wing has been considerably pared down. New, multiple slash trapeziod diagonals are narrower than ever, and the Ripstop weave of every strip exactly aligned with the computed tension vector. New Nitinol wires are state-of-the-art and ensure easy fast packing. All this results in maximum robustness, shape stability and lifespan. The OMEGA X-ALPS 5 ULS has achieved the previously unattainable combination of performance, simplicity and minimal weight.

OMEGA X-ALPS 5 ULS More information : click here !

Advance Paragliders  Bi-BETA 7   RRP AUD$6850 New Model Tandem - coming in 2024 - light weight and full performance with over 11:1 glide 

Info on previous model - Bi-Beta 6 - is below !

A pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled.

The all new BI-BETA 6 tandem paraglider is the perfect choice when great moments are to be experienced together. For leisure pilots it delivers a lot of fun – with safety; for the professional it makes an effective and trusty workhorse for everyday use.

Advance BiBeta6 tandem paraglider

Bi-BETA 6 technical information click here

Advance Paragliders   OMIKRON   RRP AUD$3950  Acro Glider for competition flying and just fun - Dynamic, Precise, Long Life

No Longer Available - info below for reference only - for a compeition winning new Acro glider on special order please contact Godfrey.

The OMIKRON combines high level, balanced dynamics with uncomplicated handling, and was developed by accomplished acro pilots (e.g. Christian Proschek and Michael Maurer) for acrobats and professionals. The OMIKRON has plenty of steam if you ask for it, but excess energy can always be effectively reined in with the brakes.

Infinity and Helicopter: The wing motion is very harmonic and pliable in the Infinity, and the g-load spikes surprisingly low. The wing does not flap a lot, and the OMIKRON keeps itself in the vertical plane for longer – the pilot has less correcting to do. In the Helicopter the rotation speed can be very efficiently adjusted by  inside brake. The canopy helps to damp out oscillation by itself. In terms of design and materials the OMIKRON is exceptionally robust and long-lived. This  Infinity Machine has only three cross ports per rib. Besides that the diagonals are not split in this wing. Outer surfaces use 38 Skytex cloth, inside there’s 40 Hardfinish. Base lines withstand 24 g; the top level lines are good for all of 52 g

Advance Omikron |

OMIKRON technical information click here

Advance Paragliders   Pi 3   RRP AUD$4600 NEW MODEL. The Pi3 is very high demand so pls contact for availability.

For years the Pi series has offered the best Hike & Fly/Mini Wing package in terms of lightness in combination with a lot of performance and a definite fun factor.

The “Light Versatility” motto will carry even higher significance in this third generation: there are two additional 21 and 25 sizes for the Pi3, and it is even lighter and more compact.

The Pi3 comes in 6 sizes - 16, 19, 21, 23, 25 and 27. Each size features three different takeoff weight (weight range) subdivisions, and the resulting variety of wing loadings call for different piloting styles and levels.

Unlike many other mini-wings the Pi3 is fully EN certified in all sizes. The rating depends on the wing loading and ranges from EN A-B-C. The 23, 25 and 27 can be used as a regular EN-A for novice pilots and be loaded into more dynamic zone to become a easy EN-B with extra speed for strong wind soaring. The 16 and 19 being smallest sizes are a dynamic mini wing when loaded for high speed flying and fast terrain following descents. The 16 and 19 are especially suitable for strong wind coastal soaring for PG4 and above rated pilots when loaded up to their max of 90kgs (16 is a EN-C) and  95kgs (19 is a EN-B). The 23 does the same but still retains its EN-B rating right up to its certified dynamic weight range max of 110kgs - it is suitable for PG3 and higher rated pilots.

Compact, light, excellent climbing characteristics with maximum safety: In its Thermal Range the PI 3’s quiet and pitch-stable canopy is very comfortable to fly, and its small packed dimensions make it suitable for travel. The 23 and 27 version is also recommended as a first light glider. The reduced line set up gives the PI 2 impressive performance.

Easy to carry, easy to prepare, easy to handle: The Hike & Fly Range is directed at the pleasure-seeking pilot and hiker who wants to concentrate on what’s important in life - enjoying time spent in the mountains. “Air Scoop Technology” and semicircular intakes work together in this weight range to give the Pi3 a high degree of passive safety with agreeable flight characteristics.

Minimum weight and maximum wing loading: In its Miniwing Range the Pi3 conveys the Action wing’s sense of speed. Pure dynamics alone can provide maximum flying fun; then we can add high speed contour chasing, strong wind soaring or an ultralight descent device for the alpinist: the miniwing’s very precise and concise handling needs a careful expert who is also an experienced pilot, naturally.

The PI 3 is the world’s first paraglider to have Edelrid Pro Dry lines. Pro Dry is a further development of the very well-established 8000 Aramid line and has 60% higher water repellency. The line is extremely stable in length and demonstrates above average resistance to failure after long use.

The 16 and 19 sizes are more directed towards extreme Hike & Fly and Climb & Fly adventures – they have been uncompromisingly optimised for minimum weight and volume. Nitinol wires at the leading edge and extremely light Dominico 10D cloth make minimalistic weight a reality. From the 21 size the focus is more on ease of use and durability, and here we employ well-tried Porcher Skytex 27gm cloth and use Nylon wires.‚Äč

Advance Pi3 hike and fly paraglider

Technical information  click here!

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