- Certified for paragliding / freeflight CE EN 966
- Weight: 380 grams* (shell 320 grams)
- One size, adjustable XS to L (54 to 59 cm)
- Colours: Petrol Green, Dark Blue, Black, Petrol White, Petrol Black, Orange (see images)
- Delivered with a protective microfiber helmet bag
*Complete with adjustable headband and removable ear pads.
PILOT: the ideal paragliding helmet
The PILOT flight helmet meets the requirements of the European standard EN966 : 2012 + A1 : 2012 and the European Directive EU / 89/686 / EEC (indicated by the CE marking).
The PILOT flight helmet is a category 2 EPI.
Monobloc construction (in-mould manufacturing process) with adjustment dial: one size helmet with adjustable headband covering sizes from XS to L (54 to 59 cm).
The shell is only 320g, probably making it the lightest certified paragliding helmet on the market. Comfort was made possible by combining minimal shell weight with comfort padding around and atop the head. With a great field of view, the PILOT is a helmet which doesn't get in the way.
The size adjustment dial on the back is very effective for adjusting the headband circumference to suit the pilot's head size. Ventilation is achieved through an inner air flow circuit with an exterior air intake.
Closing the chinstrap is actuated by tightening a precise self-locking toothed strap. Releasing the locking mechanism is easily done even with gloves on.
The inner comfort foam and ear pads are removable to facilitate product maintenance.
- Materials: In-mould technology
- Adjustable headband with size adjustment dial
- 14 air vents
- Internal comfort foam and ear pads are removable and washable
- Fastening via a self-locking toothed strap
- Removable ear pads
- Ski mask connection (ski goggles strap clip on the back)
- European Standard: EN966: 2012 + A1 : 2012
- European Directive: EU/89/686/EEC
The in-mould manufacturing process is made by fusing a polycarbonate shell for the exterior to an EPS* foam on the inside of the helmet. This method of construction offers an optimal balance between protection and light weight.
*EPS: Expanded Polystyrene
Supair PILOT helmet review
Review of the Supair PILOT paragliding helmet by Carlo Borsattino at Flybubble:
The Supair PILOT is a modern helmet designed for paraglider pilots and schools. Everyone's head is different, so we stock a wide range of helmets in our fitting room. We appreciate that getting the right helmet can be difficult for the internet shopper. This is where an adjustable system makes sense.
The Supair PILOT helmet is officially certified for head sizes from 54 to 59 cm, but our experience is that it fits head sizes from around 53 to 61 cm (XS to L). For example, my head size is 61 cm, and it fits me perfectly! I use the Pilot helmet for hike and fly, and for my tandem passengers. I'm really happy with it. I think the Pilot helmet is the best one-size-fits-most option available for tandem passengers at the moment.
Boris enjoys the freedom of movement during ground handling
The Pilot helmet can also be used for head sizes of less than 53 cm, especially by using a beanie (soft hat) to pad the wearer's head, which works well and is comfortable. Like all helmets, how well the Pilot helmet fits will also depend on head shape, as well as size.
Compared to our old tandem helmets (Lazer B-Cool XC) the Supair Pilot is lighter (380 grams, with adjustable headband and removable ear pads), stronger (the helmet feels stronger and more durable, I suppose due to the polycarbonate shell exterior and in-mould manufacturing process). It seems to offer better protection (construction and design) and is more comfortable, with a better chinstrap, closure system and nice inner comfort foam (removable/replaceable/washable). One size of Pilot covers almost the same head size range as both sizes of B-Cool XC.
Pilot-friendly goggles strap clip on the back of the helmet, so they don't get lost in use.
For alpine environments, there is a ski goggles strap clip on the back of the helmet. The Supair PILOT comes in a few colour schemes and I think it makes a good looking open-face helmet. There are ear pads which are good for keeping your ears and cheeks warm; also convenient for fitting a radio headset and reducing wind noise.
In summary, I think Supair have done a great job with the PILOT helmet! It’s one of the lightest freeflight certified helmets available, it’s comfortable, has a great range of adjustment, and it looks good!
|Activity||Paragliding, Speed Flying, Hang Gliding|
|Model Status||Current model|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|