Birdy in flight above Annecy glider school and progression EN-A+ SUPAIR BIRDY

BIRDY

The "Swiss Army knife" glider for daring or occasional beginner pilots
The key word: versatility.
Light, compact, agile and safe without compromising its durability, the BIRDY allows you to progress quickly while having fun.

Category: EN-A
Weight : 4,2 kg in M
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3 850,00

Recommended retail price in France
Practice
  • On-site flight
  • Cross Country
  • Hike and fly
  • Tandem
Frequency
  • Occasional
  • Regular
  • Professional
Level
  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Seasoned

About the Birdy

 

This glider is EN-A+ approved and is aimed at the daring beginner pilot who wants to be able to progress for a long time with the same wing as well as the occasional pilot who needs to feel secure before moving on to the LEAF2 EN-B.

It is the glider of your first beautiful flights. The BIRDY is the bird in your head that encourages you to fly and shows you how to flap your wings.

The BIRDY confidently opens up the field of possibilities: modest diving, flight on site, mountain flight, walking and flight, thermalling, some cross country, inflating, soaring and seaside. This glider gives the daring beginner the keys to explore, identify the facets of flight that appeal to him/her and progress.

The occasional pilot of modest level will be able to enjoy this glider which won't get their feathers ruffled.

The BIRDY likes to play in the air masses, to slide in the breeze, to enter turns, to exploit the dynamics of flight.

It does not have the nonchalance of a school glider, on the contrary: it dialogues with the pilot,
It communicates with the pilot, transmits information, allows him to evolve and learn. This glider is designed to last, to follow the evolution of the pilot without ever slowing down his progress. It is a benevolent machine that always encourages the rider to go further, to dig deeper into the sensations of flight with the tranquillity of its passive safety.

The Birdy has fun without calculation. Faithful and attentive, instinctive and stable, it concentrates all the Supair spirit: to help pilots take the exhilarating paths of the air with serenity. The Birdy is well born, patiently designed and carefully built. It has all the features of a great glider: mini-ribs in trailling edge, shark nose on the leading edge, C-pilot kit.

The choice of semi-light design combines the best of both worlds: the Birdy does not suffer from any concession on its life span while being compact and light enough for hiking. The light fabric on the lower surface is compensated by a more resistant material on the upper surface (which is even more exposed to friction and the sun). The lines and the refined risers do not tangle thanks to a simplified and uncluttered architecture.

glider Birdy in action

3D model

Features

Steering
  • Adventurous and daring beginner pilots
  • Occasional pilot wishing to progress and to reassure himself before switching to EN-B
  • Take-off on foot or by winch
Equipment
  • Ergonomic risers
  • Sharknose airfoil
  • Nitinol on large openings
  • Anti-friction rings
  • Smart mini ribs
  • Ears kit
  • Wingtip dumping system
  • Removable C-pilot kit
Materials
  • Upper surface fabric: Dominico D30 soft, Dominico D20 soft
  • Lower surface fabric: Porcher Sport Skytex 27 g/m² soft
  • Ribs / roads fabric : MJTec 32 g/m² hard finish, Porcher Sport Skytex 27 g/m² hard finish
  • Reinforcement fabric: Porcher Sport
  • Upper and mid lines: Edelrid
  • Lower lines: Edelrid
Certification
  • Standard EN 926 - 1 and 2 and LTF 91/09 - Class A
Composition
  • BIRDY glider
  • Trek 90/110 backpack
  • Compact Case
  • Speed bar
  • User's manual (USB key)
  • Repair kit pocket

BIRDY Presentation - Swiss Tour

Birdy in flight

Birdy - Bivouac Flight

Birdy - Bivouac Flight

BIRDY technical video 

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Technical Data

BIRDY XS S M M-L L
Number of cells 44 44 44 44 44
Flat area (m²) 21,25 23,6 26,5 28,3 30,5
Wingspan (m) 10,25 10,81 11,45 11,83 12,28
Chord (m) 2,54 2,68 2,84 2,93 3,05
Flat aspect ratio 4,95 4,95 4,95 4,95 4,95
Projected area (m²) 18,03 20,2 22,48 24,01 25,88
Projected span (m) 8,11 8,55 9,06 9,36 9,72
Projected aspect ratio 3,68 3,68 3,68 3,68 3,68
Glider Weight (kg) 3,30 3,84 4,20 4,40 4,60
Weight Range (kg) 50-70 65-85 80-105 90-115 105-130
Certification EN - LTF A EN - LTF A EN - LTF A EN - LTF A EN - LTF A
Number of risers 3 3 3 3 3

They talk about it

01/02
"I had the chance to try out this magnificent glider for a small two-day Flight bivouac from Annecy to the Bauges. The Birdy blew me away.It was quite windy and yet the glider climbs alone and does not overtake me. Three steps and I am already in the air. I am used to flying more technical gliders. Here I feel like I'm rediscovering paragliding of my beginnings with the performance and the speed... it's crazy! The conditions are quite strong but the glider remains very calm, I am super serene. I spend a good part of the beginning of flight taking pictures and videos. I am not in active piloting mode and yet the glider is doing its job. My friends have taken off a few minutes before me and I have to catch up with them. I push the speed bar and I'm surprised to see that I don't degrade too much. It's really not bad. In thermals it's a rare ease. The glider does not shoot, the turn is very intuitive and the brake is really soft. In the very small I am unbeatable with this new toy. It turns on the spot and I can really centre the lift. We cross the lake and head for the Roc des Boeufs mountain. It's just crazy to have such a quiet glider with really good performances. We spend the afternoon walking around the massif and decide to land on a summit at the end of the day. The approach is easy and the low speeds very safe. I landed like a flower on a tiny piece of grass. It would have been much more technical with my glider . In the evening I fall asleep by the fire and we go back tomorrow by flight in the first thermals that come out on the East faces.
This glider seems to me to be ideal for pilots who are looking for a safe compromise but who want to have some nice flights. It's a great machine, with great potential for great adventures and offers unprecedented passive safety and tranquillity.
Tom DE DORLODOT - Professional pilot
"The Birdy is the result of an alchemy of design, development, trial and error. A balancing act!"
Pierre-Yves Alloix - Designer

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