Pica is suitable for all those who want to start paragliding in the easiest, safest and most fun way possible. With its great thermalling ability and performance, the Pica allows you to enjoy, learn and develop your flying abilities far beyond the paragliding school.
Behaviour of the glider during the starting phase.
Behaviour of the glider during the landing phase.
The natural stability of the glider in turbulent air.
Forgiving flight behaviour and resilience in turbulent flight conditions.
The centre and climbing properties in thermals.
The relation of the glide rate to the sink rate.
The maximal speed which can be achieved in accelerated flight.
The easiness of the glider translating the pilots commands.
The information which is passed on from the glider to the pilot.
The weight including risers and lines.
The volume of the glider packed.
The reaction behaviour of the glider when receiving commands from the pilot.
The agility & flexibility of the glider.
The potential energy of the glider which can be realised.
The starting properties of the Pica are extremely easy and foreseeable. The glider rises nearly by itself without any tendency to shoot forward. Once in the air, Pica will give you the feeling to be under a higher category glider because of its compactness and handling. Despite it guarantees you the highest possible passive safety whilst correcting pilot errors independently. Moreover, Pica is quite an achiever: As soon as you get into the thermals Pica will stand over your head steadily without swinging backward. This gives you a precise feeling for thermals. The great speed range provides safety even with gusty winds and ensures you getting forward reliably. Due to it`s easy and soft landing character every flight is positively rounded off. The specially arranged line configuration makes the Big Ears with Pica very effective and during the high decent rate the glider remains extremely stable. As a 3-line Hybrid with only 2 main lines per side Pica has a very minimalistic line geometry. This does not only makes the start easier and clearer, also the performance in the air profits. The carefully marked and colored risers help to keep an overview at all times – when starting but also up in the air.
Like all the gliders of our product range, the design of the Pica is determined by a unique detail of the Icaro Edelweiss flower – selected to fit every gliders special characteristics and your desire to make a good impression in the sky.
You can choose your style from one of those three color options:
“From the very first moment you will notice the clear line geometry, which makes it very easy to sort out the lines. Takeoff and landing are easy to manage even for inexperienced pilots. Once in the air, you will feel very comfortable under this wing.”