AirDesign Ride 3

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The tandem conundrum. Many times, you are forced to choose the ideal sized tandem; The choice between small or large. But have you considered simply having both? Imagine having the benefit of speed and performance in low weight loading, plus the ability to also carry heavy passengers?

The RIDE3 M is your ideal wing. It flies extremely well at the lower weight range, but can be also loaded to the maximum parameter without compromise - providing you with the perfect extended weight range. The RIDE3 has the most practically and effectively usable certified weight range than any tandem in history (115-215kg).


Model Status: Current model

EN Certification: EN B

LTF Certification: LTF B



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Technical data

Size M L
Take off weight 115-215 135-230
Area | Flat (m2) 39.54 41.69
Area | Projected (m2) 33.36 35.18
Span | Flat (m) 14.53 14.92
Span | Projected (m) 11.42 11.73
Aspect ratio | Flat 5.34 5.34
Aspect ratio | Projected 3.91 3.91
Cells 48 48
Total line length (m) 368 377
Total lines 224 224
Line diameters (mm) 0.95/1.15/1.4/1.8/2.2 0.95/1.15/1.4/1.8/2.2
Weight (kg) 7.6 8.0
V-trim / v-max (km/h) 38/+11 38/+11
EN/LTF Certification B B

Take Off Weight is considered as the flight-mass (including Pilot, Glider, Harness, Reserve, Gear…)


Standard colours: Lime, Rubi.

Custom colours: Choose your colours and email us the colour reference with your order. Include a screenshot if you can. Full payment required upfront to confirm your order after which it cannot be cancelled.


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Ride 3: Ride the sky!

The Ride 3 is your ideal wing. It flies extremely well at the lower weight range, but can be also loaded to the maximum parameter without compromise – providing you with the perfect extended weight range. The Ride 3 M has the most practically and effectively usable certified weight range (115-215 kg) than any tandem in history.

Construction & Features

  • High Lift Profile (HLP): Provides greater lift compared to standard profiles. Therefore, it’s possible to load more weight on a compact sized glider and still have the feeling of lift that you’d normally expect from a larger wing;
  • Giving perfect speed throughout the weight-range, incredible lift and awesome handling.
  • Compact sizing: Ensures perfect flying characteristics on low loadings. Maintains handling agility and stability.
  • Height adjustable break line role
  • Revised trimmer system: Extremely effective trimmer range enables excellent top speed – accelerating up to +11kmh when fully opened, while also ensuring that the wing is stable and handles perfectly.
  • Big-ears system: Split A-risers to support big ear line retention via the newly developed spreader ball keeper system. (SKS)
  • Reduced overall weight due to compact sizing and optimized inner construction utilising a durable time-proven material mix, ideal for commercial use.
  • Exchangeable trimmer system

The new high-lift-profile (HLP) in combination with the compact sizing provides a greater trimmer speed range, adding up to 11km/h when fully open. At the same time, the wing remains ultra stable and manoeuvrable.

AirDesign Ride 3 pilot level guide chart:

Pilot profile

The M size is now the standard size for most pilots.

If you are a heavier pilot (>90kg) or find that you are consistently loading your wing at higher end, then you may consider the L size.

Flying tandems with heavy brake pressures all day can also lead to aching shoulders and arms. Here in particular you’ll be stoked to know that we’ve reduced the brake pressure to support long and relaxed flights with the pilot comfort in mind.

Finally: Performance. For some it’s not a must, but the Ride 3 has simply taken it to the next level. From a performance perspective, the Ride 3 rivals performance offered by high-end EN-B solo wings.

How does it fly?

The Ride is already known for its excellent take-off manners. But we have been able to improve it yet again. You will now experience the easiest inflation and lift-off ever on the Ride 3. Simple inflation, without the tendency to overshoot. Once above head, the Ride 3 gracefully lifts pilot and passenger off the ground.
You normally wouldn’t expect such brilliant handling and agility on a tandem, yet the Ride 3 has it all. If you like excitement, the new Ride 3 is a wingover machine. You’ll experience a new level of fun and agility in tandem flights.

We are using a durable and long proven material mix, however we have achieved a lighter overall product weight due to new construction technologies and revised sizing achievable via the HLP concept.
Stability is another standout feature for the new Ride 3. Flying is comfortable and easy. Turbulence is well dampened, making not only yours, but your passenger’s flight more comfortable.

We designed a very simple big-ears system – no clamps, pulleys or other complicated processes. You simply hook the outer split-A riser at the spreader ball keeper for stable and fuss-free height loss. The Ride 3 exhibits impeccable flare-ability, ensuring that you land with the same level of comfort that you would expect from a solo glider. It’s that simple.

Pilot opinions

“The Ride 3 – #betterhandling is for me the perfect glider for our tandem business. Easy to start, stable and durable processed. You just notice right away that one of these gliders will remain faithful for a very long time!”

– Markus (tandem pilot in the Stubai Valley)

“We fly the Ride 3 – #betterhandling private: the performance, the easy start-up behavior and the design immediately convinced us during a first test. Great are the really pleasant control pressures and the agile handling! Really successful!”

– Patrick (recreational tandem pilot)

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Condition New
Product Info
EN Certification EN B
LTF Certification LTF B
Shipping Details When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page
Model Status Current model