GET OUT AND FLY
At Mcc Aviation, our goal is to make quality designed and built paragliders and paragliding equipment that inspire pilots to GET OUT AND FLY.
We strive to create well-balanced designs that are both comfortable to fly and instill confidence in their pilots to fly at the best of their ability. All aspects of design: aspect ratio, number of lines, number of cells, wing profile, arc of the vault, materials, and manufacturing techniques are all carefully combined to yield the end result; a glider worthy of bearing the Mcc Aviation logo. Over emphasizing or accentuating on one or two design features may improve some aspects of performance, but often at the cost of comfort and/or safety. True performance comes from the pilot’s ability to fly their glider to its full potential. Every design choice we make is focused on that goal, to empower pilots to fly their very best.
Over the past 25 years of research and development, our inspiration for making the finest gear possible has been fueled by our passion for the Sport. Today, our products both represent the State of the Art, and are the pure expression of our love of Free Flight. At Mcc Aviation, we want to convey our passion for flying through every single piece of equipment we design and manufacture. Most of all, we want you to be able to experience the same sense of exhilaration and wonder we feel every time we fly.
To design a well-balanced glider, one not only needs to understand what each individual design element contributes as a part, but also how those elements combine to create the finished product as a whole. This is the Art and the Science of paraglider design. As our understanding and expertise have evolved, we have developed a combination of design features, materials, and manufacturing techniques that allow us to produce precision equipment that delivers the exact experience we are looking for.
Features common to all of our gliders include: 4-Riser designs, ADIPRENE reinforced leading edges, constructed of the latest generation of fabrics from Porcher Sport, specifically Skytex 32, Color-coded Lines and Risers, Swivels between the Brake Lines and Handles, Snap connectors secure the Brakes to the Risers, Gathers on the trailing edge for precision handling, manufactured in Europe in an ISO 9001-2001 certified facility, carefully inspected in our Swiss headquarters, and finally test flown to ensure that each glider meets our high standards of quality.
It all begins with our 4-Riser planforms. A 4-Riser design allows us to optimally distribute the load across the wing to precisely tune the behavior of the wing. This yields a wing that is more comfortable to fly and easier to handle on the ground. Optimizing the load distribution across the wing, is crucial for creating more aerodynamic and efficient wing profiles.
A key element in the execution of these designs is the fabric from which the wing is constructed. Our gliders are made of the latest generation of fabrics from Porcher Sport, designed specifically for paragliding applications. Specifically, Skytex 32 is used extensively throughout our entire product range. Skytex 32 has the same load strength of 40 gram fabric and is 20% lighter. This characteristic of the fabric in combination with our 4-Riser design allows us to increase the performance and improve the handling of the glider without sacrificing safety.
Leading edge design is something that has received a lot of attention in recent years. The trendy use of plastic reinforcements in the leading edge has several major design flaws that are often overlooked in today’s hype driven market. They actually offer no weight savings advantage over a well designed mylar leading edge. They are less durable, often causing premature wear through the fabric of the leading edge resulting in expensive and difficult repair. In some cases, can even delay the recovery of a glider from certain types of collapses. A well-designed leading edge does not need to be “propped open.”
Our highly evolved wing profiles made possible by the choices in fabric and line distribution, also make possible leading edge designs that are both efficient for good penetration and speed, but also resistant to collapse. Our ADIPRENE reinforced leading edges are lightweight, flexible, strong, and durable.
Finally, great care has been taken to ensure that the interface between the pilot and the glider is as natural and intuitive as possible. Whether taking off from a small rocky mountain top in difficult conditions or a smooth grassy slope in calm air, it is important to be able launch with confidence knowing that your lines are properly sorted and the glider is ready to fly. Details like Color-coded lines and Risers, Risers that are easy to handle (even with gloves on), Swivels on the brake lines, Snaps that securely fasten the Brakes to the Risers, and XC Bars in Brake Handles themselves, all create an interface with the glider that is intuitive, comfortable, and highlights the quality of our precision crafted wings.
From our ISO 9001-2001 certified manufacturing facility, our extensive quality control inspections, to our final test flights prior to delivery, every effort has been made to ensure that your flying experience with a paraglider from Mcc Aviation is the best we have to offer. We find that the greatest joy of flying is feeling comfortable and confident in your equipment so you can focus on the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world we fly in. This is the feeling we strive to bring to you with every glider we design and build.