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.

SONATA Designer’s note

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

SONATA Technical Data

size 18 20 22 24 26
number of cells 40 40 40 40 40
projected span m 7,94 8,35 8,76 9,12 9,51
projected area 18,39 20,34 22,4 24,3 26,44
projected aspect ratio 3,42 3,42 3,42 3,42 3,42
flat span m 10,05 10,57 11,1 11,56 12,05
flat area 21,43 23,71 26,1 28,32 30,81
flat aspect ratio 4,72 4,72 4,72 4,72 4,72
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
weight kg 4,6 4,9 5,2 5,5 5,8
certified weight range kg 55-75 65-85 75-95 90-110 105-130
certification (EN/LTF) A A A A A
ext. weight range motor kg 75-130 85-130 95-150 110-150 130-150
certification DGAC ok ok ok ok ok
material Dominico 30D
risers RZ2 (3+1)
riser length mm 500 500 540 540 540
speedway mm 150 150 150 175 175

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SONATA Secrets

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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.


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