PHI SONATA (PAST MODEL)
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Model Status: Past model
EN Certification: EN A
LTF Certification: LTF A
Superseded by the PHI SONATA 2
SONATA is extremely safe wing that still offers fun and performance in flight.
|Size (number)||XS (18)||S (20)||M (22)||L (24)||XL (26)|
|weight range (kg)||55-75||65-85||75-95||90-110||105-130|
|flat area (m²)||21.43||23.71||26.1||28.32||30.81|
|projected area (m²)||18.39||20.34||22.4||24.3||26.44|
|flat aspect ratio||4.72||4.72||4.72||4.72||4.72|
|projected aspect ratio||3.42||3.42||3.42||3.42||3.42|
|number of cells||40||40||40||40||40|
|projected span (m)||7.94||8.35||8.76||9.12||9.51|
|flat span (m)||10.05||10.57||11.1||11.56||12.05|
|line length (m)||6.13||6.45||6.77||7.05||7.35|
|total line length (m)||223.3||234.8||246.4||256.6||267.7|
|maximum chord (m)||2.65||2.79||2.93||3.05||3.18|
|minimum chord (m)||0.63||0.66||0.7||0.73||0.76|
|Riser length (mm)||500||540||540||540||540|
Standard colours: Blue-Orange, Red-Gold, Gold-Aubergine
Custom colours (extra cost, longer delivery)
This wing can be ordered in custom colours. Colours can be chosen from the available serial colours. There is an extra cost and longer delivery time for this; see product options. Full payment is required in advance for all custom colour orders, and one placed these orders cannot be cancelled for any reason. Quoted delivery times are estimates, and may take longer. Email us your desired custom colours with your order, ideally with both text and a screenshot.
Wing, concertina bag, repair material.
SONATA: the new baseline
The SONATA is an A-wing with 40 cells and many technical features enabling the combination of an extremely high safety level and good performance, a precise handling and a lot of fun. The usage of 30D Dominico cloth and extra diagonal reinforcement in combination with separately sliced finger ribs offer high durability and long lasting form stability.
The PHI SONATA is the new baseline of our sport: the new reference. It redefines the safety, performance and fun level a modern paraglider is able to offer. The highest technical knowledge combined with 30 years experience in professional paraglider design made this wing possible.
During development the very experienced PHI test pilots team (Mike Küng and Benni Hörburger) noticed a constant progress in the target parameters. The final PHI SONATA shows an extremely forgiving flight behaviour. Its very clean surface (double 3D shaping in optimized zig zag direction) shows its effect by keeping the airflow on the wing even at very high angles of attack. The optimized intake, reinforcement shape and strap pattern enable a new benchmark in takeoff simplicity.
The whole construction is very strong and form stable. Even when loaded extremely highly (185DaN x8G) during the certification load test, the test sample was not destroyed. The materials of the extra strong rigging were selected carefully to avoid trim changes by line shrinking / stretching. The SONATA is a heavy duty paraglider in every matter.
- Hannes Papesh
Imaging a clown in his colorfull striped dress, balancing on a rope and juggling many balls. When you ask him about his secrets, he will smile and may tell you something about talent, enthusiasm, years of experience and constant, hard work.
SONATA XXXXS (12) Mini Wing
Phi also offer the SONATA in size XXXXS (12) for use as a superb mini wing for smooth high wind coastal soaring and ground handling practice.
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Phi SONATA reviews
The SONATA is perfect for pilots leaving paragliding school who want maximum security without compromising on the ability to get high and in time, go far. It’s also suited to school instructors wanting a forgiving modern design that a broad range of students can master. Possibly for pilots who have limited airtime over the past few years and want to downgrade to a wing that will simplify the pilot demands and will tolerate mistimed input while being super easy and comfortable wing to fly. Low energy freedom!
I wish I’d had this in the early days of paragliding instruction. It would have spared me the grey hairs. Then again, my students would have flown away from the hill far too easily!
- Greg Hamerton, Flybubble (full review)
Read our full written review of the Phi SONATA and watch the accompanying review videos.
In the video below Greg from Flybubble chats with design wizard Hannes Papesh about the Phi SONATA, and how he goes about designing a paraglider which sets new standards in safety.
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|EN Certification||EN A|
|LTF Certification||LTF A|
|Model Status||Past model|