Safire 3

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The ultimate gateway wing, the Safire 3 is the most modern mainstream all-rounder canopy to hit the market. She’s not just different. She’s been engineered to fly better. More efficiently. More responsively. For the intermediate jumper she will make your flying experience come alive with quick turns and a powerful flare, but loaded lightly she is the vehicle to carry any beginner or the most nervous canopy pilot to the ground safely. Plus you’ll be looking sharp in the sky with this entrance level wing that has all the bells and whistles of an advanced sports canopy.



The Safire 3 takes everything that made the Safire 2 great, and advances it to a new level.

She’s the first beginner and intermediate wing that lets you take advantage of parametric design software and Computational Fluid Dynamics technologies used formerly only in high performance wings.

From her planform shape to her inlets, we pushed every aspect of what’s possible with the Safire 3 to new heights. No detail was too small.

Every element, from the nose design to the crossports to the brake configuration has been designed to enhance each other for maximum efficiency and responsiveness – a perfect example of the magic that happens when you combine five years of research and development with state of the art techniques and design tools.


Flight Characteristics

Who should fly her?
Safire pilots will find her completely familiar, but entirely revolutionary. The Safire 3 is perfect for your first canopy, or a fun intermediate canopy at slightly higher wingloadings. We recommend loading her between 0.8 and 1.5. She’s available in any size you want between 99 and 229, so you can load her exactly how you want. If you’re not sure, ask us.

What can you expect when you fly the Safire 3?
She has all the things you love about the Safire 2 – great openings, safe predictable flight, a short recovery arc and a smooth flare – and everything else you asked us for.

You wanted the same consistent openings. We made them smoother and more progressive. You wanted to have more range. We made the Safire 3 more efficient and gave you the glide to get back from that long spot. You wanted more fun. We made all her inputs more responsive. You wanted even more flare. We found a balance of more power, without inducing an early stall.

The Safire 2 was known for her sweet, soft openings. Our goal was to improve the consistency of the heading performance, so the Safire 3 has a shorter opening process, but one that is more progressive. The result is confidence inspiring smooth openings, with even more predictability than before.

The Safire 3 is more responsive to toggle input, and gives you more control. She gives more feedback throughout turns and you’ll notice a better ‘feel’ and connection to the canopy.

Harness inputs cause the least distortion to the canopy and in comparison to other inputs, are much smoother – achieving more efficient harness flight for the Safire 3 has been a focus on this project. She responds better to harness inputs than her predecessor, making her a joy to fly around simply by weight shifting.

Front Riser Flight:
Front riser pressure on the Safire 3 is comparable to the Safire 2, if not a little lighter.

Rear Riser Flight:
Thanks to the Safire 3’s improved planform shaping she has a great glide on rears, so you don’t have to stress too much about your long spot! The rears are easy to manage and only a small input is needed to see results. If you still don’t make it back, talk to the fucking pilot.

The Safire 3 isn’t more ‘high performance’ than the Safire 2 in terms of the class of wing she belongs to, but she performs to a higher standard due to being a more efficient design. You’ll see the extra performance in her improved openings, responsiveness and flare.

Recovery and Flare:
Her quick recovery arc has got your back and her powerful flare will give you the confidence to be able to stick those tricky landings.



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Reviews [3]

  1. Emily

    I’ve done around 700 jumps on a Safire 3 (139, 129 and brand new 119) and haven’t been let down at all. Its perfect for fun jumping and even better for camera flying with consistently soft and unbelievable on-heading openings (I never believed in this before my Safire 3) no matter how much I may sometimes ‘pack it in a rush’. If I had to describe it in one word it would be reliable and thats why I love flying it and will continue to do so!

  2. Yaz

    Love my Safire3. It is agile but safe and I love the openings.

  3. Luca

    In almost 300 jumps she never failed me.
    Even though some people discourage the use of a semi-elliptical canopy with the wingsuit, I always felt very comfortable.
    And even when I really tried to mess up I never had to worry about her spinning out of control. She always took good care of me!

    • Jen

      Thanks so much for the awesome review Luca! We’re super happy your Safire 3 is taking good care of you 🙂

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