The Pilot7 from Aerodyne lives up to the solid reputation of the original Pilot 9-cell, but is specifically engineered as a 7-cell wingsuit canopy. It provides superbly consistent openings, which inspires confidence in everyone, from a beginning wingsuit flyer to a world champion (and several of both are happy Pilot7 flyers). In flight, you will find the Pilot7 an agile and fun canopy that's predictable enough to play on your way back to Earth. It has a flat glide and a powerful flare, likely more so than any 7-cell you’ve experienced.
Icarus make the canopy in standard ZP, in their honeycomb low pack volume ZPX, and in a new alchemy of materials called UltraLPV. This builds the top skin and stabilizers from ZPX, and the ribs and bottom skin from FX-11 (the low pack volume material used in the SmartLPV). They also use the ZLX lines to create an amazingly low pack volume canopy.
While we know wingsuit flyers love a great opening 7-cell available with unprecedentedly low pack volume, we also expect that there will be a demand from a broader spectrum of the skydiving community. Students, younger jumpers, and older jumpers will all benefit from the forgiving openings, low pack volumes and great handling characteristics of the Pilot7.
Available in sizes: 117, 137, 147, 167, 187, 207, 227, 247