Astral 5 - Brochure
Astral 5 – The DHV 2 glider makes a comeback
In the last two or three years, many experienced pilots have changed from DHV 2 or even 2-3 gliders to the current high-performance DHV 1-2 gliders, such as the Mistral 4. Swing now presents the new ASTRAL 5, designed to open up new horizons in the sport class (up to DHV 2) and to recapture the former performance edge this class once had.
With the Astral 5, Swing has again succeeded in positioning itself right at the top of the coveted sport class.
The Astral 5 – combining top performance with comfort
As soon as you try the Astral 5, you will have the feeling that you have been flying it for years. Features which you will immediately notice are comfort and confidence, despite an impressive but not artificially exaggerated aspect ratio of 5.7. No stress or soft “big ears” – instead direct and very well-balanced handling make efficient ascent a breeze. It uses the same profile as the Stratus 7, our brand new competition glider. You will be impressed by the above-average ascent rates and good-natured flight characteristics and handling of both the ASTRAL 5 and the Stratus 7.
Astral 5 – it’s YOUR glider!
Enthusiastic cross-country fans will get their money’s worth right from the start with the classy high-performance DHV 2 glider. The cross-country flights you have dreamed about will become a reality with the Astral 5. Relaxed flying was one of the most important objectives for our development team and they certainly have achieved this. The ASTRAL 5 will ensure pleasurable flying without stress even if you are in the air for several hours…this is yet another reason to choose the ASTRAL 5. The high expectations our development team had for the glider and its sporty and elegant design allow just one conclusion for this glider: simply fantastic!
We can of course also have your Astral 5 made in the colours of your choice (3-4 weeks delivery time). Follow this link for more information:
Astral 5 – it’s got what it takes
Swing quality, much development work and great attention to detail. Our proven and cost-intensive material mix has been used not only in the successful Mistral 4, but also in the ASTRAL 5. This ensures a high life expectancy and contour accuracy, even after many, many kilometers and hours of flying.
Get a fresh perspective and treat yourself to a test flight on Swing’s fascinating new development in the DHV 2 class. We are sure that you will fly it more than once.
See also the comment of Greg Hammerton ZA
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In general there are two ways to individualise the paraglider,
- firstly by a special design (see below) and,
- secondly, by adding an advertising message to it.
Here are some facts and information which you may find helpful in finding sponsors or applying for sponsorship.
The delivery time for special colors can vary strongly due to capacity utilization of our production. Please contact your dealer to inquire the respective delivery time.