Reserve square parachute with a manual deployment, designed for paragliding pilots


New product from Sky Country – a rescue parachute SQ-33 of square shape. Square parachutes have a number of advantages over traditional round ones – they are more stable when descending and have a higher drag coefficient — sink rate is lower with the same surface area. SQ-33 is in progress of certification in accordance with EN-12491 standard. At a weight of 120 kg sink rate is 5 meters per second. We allow the use of a parachute for a weight of up to 140 kg. Vertical speed will not exceed 5.5 meters per second.


To reduce weight, the thin lines Liros RL Safety Line Dyneema 1.3 are used – as the number and length of the lines is higher compared to the traditional parachute.


Packing of a square parachute is almost identical to that of a round parachute – the instruction is in the SQ-33 users manual. We recommend re-packing of the parachute once every 6 months.


A square parachute with an area of ​​26 sq.m. with a flight weight of up to 110 kg, as well as light versions of both parachutes are in progress of development.

Technical data

flat surface, m2 33
weight, kg 1,9
volume cm3
damage G
descent speed with max load, m/s 5
max load, EN, kg 120
max load, kg* 140

* – SQ-33 is certified with a load of 120 kg, but we consider it possible to use it with a load of up to 140 kg. At the same time, the descent rate will be 5.5 m/s.