ABOUT PARAGLIDERS

CLASSIFICATION

PILOT SKILLS

WHAT WING FOR YOU?

Minimal skills and experience requirements for the potential PPG users
Airtime
Many hours experience in operating
Good understanding and command of
Paraglider
Class
minimum total hrs [h]
minimum yearly average [h]
trimmers
speed system
reflex *
tandem flying
2D steering
Power Attack System
AFS System
Suggested previous canopy 
1
Hadron XX
High performance PPG
300
100
required
required
required
not applicable
required
required when installed and activated
required when activated
Hadron, Hadron 1.1
2
Snake XX
High performance PPG
300
required
100
required
required
not applicable
required
required when activated
not applicable
Snake, Hadron 1.1, Hadron
3
Sport/ performance PPG
Hadron 1.1
200
80
required
required
required
not applicable
required when full 2D installed
not applicable
not applicable
Nucleon XX, Nucleon WRC, Nucleon
4
Snake
Sport/ performance PPG
200
80
required
required
required
not applicable
required
required when activated
not applicable
Nucleon XX, Nucleon WRC, Nucleon
5
Nucleon XX
Recreation/ sport PPG
100
70h (recommended)
40
70h (recommended)
90h (recommended)
not applicable
required
required when installed and activated
not applicable
Nucleon WRC, Nucleon, Synthesis, Universal
6
Nucleon WRC (from 2016)
Recreation/ sport PPG
100
70h (recommended)
40
70h (recommended)
90h (recommended)
not applicable
not required 
not applicable
not applicable
Nucleon, Synthesis, Universal
7
Report'air
Task wing PPG
75
70h (recommended)
30
70h (recommended)
90h (recommended)
not applicable
recommended
not applicable
not applicable
Synthesis, Universal
8
Synthesis 2
Recreation PPG
30 or less in case of training
15 (recommended)
not required in case of training
not required in case of training
not required in case of training
not applicable
not required (installing not possible)
not applicable
not applicable
Nemo 2, Nemo XX (best in moto version)
Recreation PG and PPG
9
Universal
30 or less in case of training
15 (recommended)
not required in case of training
not required in case of training
not required in case of training
not applicable
not required (installing not possible)
not applicable
not applicable
Nemo 2, Nemo XX (best in moto version)
10
Hadron Cabrio
Tandem PPG and PPGG
300
50
required
not required
required
required
required
not applicable
not applicable
Nucleon WRC Cabrio, Orca, Orca 2, Orca XX, Orca XX Cabrio
11
Nucleon WRC Cabrio
Tandem PPG and PPGG
300
50
required
not required
required
required
not required (installing not possible)
not applicable
not applicable
Orca, Orca 2, Orca XX, Orca XX Cabrio
NOTICE The table presents a general idea of skills and experience needed for switching to better performing paraglider. Depending on individual capabilities and preferences, necessary airtime can vary. Final decisions on choosing the paraglider for purchase or even a test-flight should be consulted with an instructor or authorized Dudek dealer, familiar with given model/category. * reflex profile ** any paraglider with similar characteristics (aspect ratio, curvature etc) or better
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