Advance Alpha 4 (PAST MODEL)
Advance Alpha 4
The Alpha 4 is the latest Entry Level paragliding wing from Advance.
Here is some info about the Advance Alpha 4 from the manufacturer...
Alpha 4 - Simply flying
The ALPHA 4 offers beginners and occasional pilots the confidence to lift off into the third dimension right from the start.
You can completely rely on this paraglider at all times; a sense of achievement is guaranteed from your very first flight. No wonder that the ALPHA 4’s motto is “sit back and enjoy the flight”!
Advance Alpha 4 > Outstanding Characteristics
The Alpha 4 has many outstanding characteristics, some of which are highlighted below...
Consistent launch behaviour
|The round cell openings – a hallmark of an ADVANCE glider – and the mylar-reinforced cell ribs ensure that the canopy fills quickly and evenly. Even in demanding conditions, the ALPHA 4 rises in a consistent manner with minimal tendency to shoot forward, guaranteeing an efficient and easy launch.|
Maximum flying life thanks to the Smart Sail System
|Beginners demand a lot from their paragliders. With this in mind, tougher materials have been used consistently throughout the ALPHA 4. With our Smart Sail System in the leading edge, the layout of the specially impregnated ripstop material has been carefully calculated to match the diagonal tractive forces.|
See the Smart Sail System (opens new window)
Advance Alpha 4 > Other Important Details
Advance have concentrated on every detail with the Alpha 4...
Efficient Big Ears System with Quick-Snap A risers
|The ALPHA 4 features separated A-risers.
Our innovative Quick-Snap system means they are automatically snapped together before launch, and detach when under load to assume the correct position for a precise wing profile.
Not only do they assist in ground handling, the split A-risers make for easy Big Ears.
ADVANCE Innovations & Quality
Advance pays great attention, even to small details:
- Sewn-in compression and mylar straps increase the canopy stability.
- The winglets decrease the induced drag (vortex effect).
- hook and loop fastener closures on the wing tips make it easier to remove sand, snow and debris from the glider.
- Swivels on the steering lines and brake handles with magnetic clips are incorporated.
- Brake handle size depends on the canopy model.
The many small but important details like these add the finishing touch to the product.
See ADVANCE innovations & quality (new window)
Advance Alpha 4 > Sizes & Weight Ranges
Here below are the sizes and weight ranges for the Advance Alpha 4...
|Size||Take off weight *|
|Alpha 4 23||55 - 75 Kg|
|Alpha 4 25
||65 - 88 Kg|
|Alpha 4 28
||78 - 106 Kg|
|Alpha 4 31||96 - 130 Kg|
* Pilot, wing, equipment.
Advance Alpha 4 > Certification
The Advance Alpha 4 is certified LTF (DHV) 1 and EN 'B' in all 4 sizes in un-accelerated and accelerated flight.
See DHV and EN test reports for the Advance Alpha 4
The Advance Alpha 4 is certified DULV in sizes 25, 28 and 31 for powered / motorized flight (powered paragliding / PPG / paramotor).
Advance Alpha 4 > Options
Here below are the options available for Advance Alpha 4...
Advance Alpha 4 > Standard Colours
- Orange (Red-White-Orange)
- Petrol (Orange-White-Dark Blue)
- Red (Gold-White-Red)
- Steel (Gold-Dark Blue-Light Blue)
- Turkis (Dark Blue-White-Turquoise)
Note: the displayed colours may differ slightly from the original colours due to individual monitor settings.
|Whatever you get up to with the ALPHA 4, you’ll find it very forgiving. With its damped profile – the real secret – and its ‘compact’ design, the ALPHA 4 always finds its way back to a neutral attitude and only shows a marked increase in control pressure in response to greatly exaggerated steering inputs.|
|EN Certification||EN B|
|LTF Certification||LTF 1|
|Model Status||Past model|