The Icarus Omega is a 7-Cell, lightly
elliptical, zero porosity, RW canopy. It has been designed as a hassle-free all-
rounder; suitable for RW, demo jumping, fun accuracy and fun CRW. It is super
easy to use, with delicious '7-cell' openings, easy packing and gentle
At lighter wing loadings (below .9 PSF)
it is a good student transition or first canopy, or for those who
want to take it easy.
heavier wing loadings (up to 1.5 PSF) it will be zippy and fun, with cruisy
openings and reasonable landings. As it's a 7-cell of conventional
construction, the pack volume is very small.
The Icarus Elliptical Tandem canopy is
a totally Zero-P, truly elliptical canopy. The only straight cell is the center
cell. The cells vary in width to control cell deformation over the span of the
canopy. Construction is very heavy– NZ Aerosports have spared no effort or
expense, and sacrificed some pack volume, in order to create a robust
'industrial grade' canopy. As with all their canopies, it is computer cut
and can be ordered in any size - standard sizes are 330, 365 and 400 sq. ft.
Other tandem canopy manufacturers
recommend or even limit the life of the canopy to around 600 jumps. NZ
Aerosports have been targeting a 2000 jump canopy life, and have had many
Icarus Tandems surpass 2000 jumps - performing as new and with life still left
There are no brake settings and the
canopy opens on full drive. It is available in 3 standard control line
configurations, providing performance and ease of use trade-offs. All of
these options have light toggle pressure compared to other tandem canopies.
It comes with either Spectra, Vectran
or Dacron fully cascaded lines. There is an option of US made 1500 lb.
Spectra, 1000 lb. Vectran line, or a combination of 900 lb. and 525 lb. Dacron.
The majority of NZ
Aerosports tandem canopies are going out with Vectran lines, as this line
tends to have the most advantages depending on your environment.
CANOPIES. SHOP FOR NZ AEROSPORTS MADE PARACHUTES AND REPLACEMENT LINE-SETS.
Welcome to the Flight Club gear store. Here you
can shop for the entire range of NZ Aerosports made Icarus- and Daedalus
series parachutes and replacement line-sets.
You can find a detailed
description and prices for each parachute (and respective replacement
line-sets) below and our easy to use order form to the right.
NZ Aerosports Ltd. design and
manufacturer some of the finest parachutes money can buy.
Their Icarus and Daedalus series
products range from student- and tandem canopies to record-breaking
company enjoys a world-wide reputation for fielding the most active and
progressive R & D team in the skydiving industry, its cutting-edge
manufacturing technology and a customer service team showing a big heart before
and after the sale.
So, what are you waiting for? Get rid
of your old parachute in style
... and find out for
what the NZ Aerosports hype in the
world skydiving scene is all about.
Shop for Icarus Canopies and Daedalus
project parachutes right here:
ICARUS AND DAEDALUS SERIES PARACHUTES PRODUCT DESCRIPTION AND PRICES
Need a new parachute fast? No worries! We got the
entire range of NZ Aerosports made Icarus and Daedalus series parachutes
available for you. Enjoy expedite service for top quality products to fair
Check out the manufacturer product descriptions
below. If you do have any questions, please contact us and an experienced
Flight Club pilot will help.
The Safire 3 is perfect for your first
canopy or a fun intermediate canopy at slightly higher wing-loadings. NZ
Aerosports recommend loading her between 0.8 and 1.5. She’s available in
any size you want, so you can load her exactly what you want. If you’re not
sure, ask us.
Loaded lightly she is the vehicle to
carry any beginner or even the most nervous canopy pilot to the ground safely,
and for the intermediate jumper she will make your flying experience come alive
with quick turns and a powerful flare.
Crossfire 3 is a fully elliptical, very
efficiently designed high performance canopy. She is not suitable as a first
canopy for students off AFF. She must be treated with respect and caution at
all times, but particularly in the adjustment period with the new wing. Her dive
is more aggressive and her recovery arc longer than that of her predecessor,
the Crossfire 2. The sight picture for your turn, landing and flare will be
different than the wings you have flown before.
At light wing-loadings of 1.0 to 1.4,
the Crossfire 3 is suitable as a first or second fully elliptical 9-cell for
confident intermediate jumpers stepping it up a notch or three from their
Safire 2, 3 or equivalent.
recommend a minimum of 500 jumps on a square or semi-elliptical canopy before
moving to a Crossfire 3 of an appropriate wing-loading for these jumpers. At
higher wing-loadings of 1.5 and above, the Crossfire 3 is an all new machine
for those jumpers already accustomed to flying smaller/higher loaded Crossfire
2's or other elliptical 9-cells.
The Icarus Student is a
mistake-friendly, fun and forgiving wing, which allows for more consistent
flying in all situations. And she’s built tough to withstand rough handling!
Safety is more than just reducing
injuries – it’s also about prevention. NZ Aerosports work under the
methodology that easy = safe and safe = easy. ZP construction, Vectran 750
lines, contrasting brake lines and alternating color packing tabs optimize the
new Icarus Student for durability and ease of use. Your students will be safer,
They gave her a 9-cell planform and
modern shaping to make her responsive and increase predictability and – voila!
– a student canopy that students will actually enjoy flying. This results in
more confidence throughout the learning curve and unlocks faster progression.
flare is powerful and super forgiving to let new skydivers spend more time
concentrating on progressing and less time with their faces embedded in the
The JFX 2 is the go-to canopy to start
your swooping journey or do-it-all wing with power for days.
The original JFX is already so good at
what she does; opens beautifully, is fun to fly around in the sky, and gives
you the choice of a gentle straight in landing with lots of flare power or a
full-blown hissing swoop.
Version 2.0 hasn't been a radical
redesign. The JFX 2 stays true to all the things you love, but now has all the
kickass features you know and want: Powerband, mini-ribs and sail loaded ribs.
Think cross-braced performance with
Crossfire type ease. Cranking turns, raging swoops, gentle touchdowns...the JFX
2 can do it all and do it well. For pilots wanting to expand their skills, and
those flying small elliptical 9-cells who couldn't be bothered with a cross-braced
canopy before now - this is your wing.
want to load her up slightly (think 1.8 to 2.8) and she'll let you throw her
around in the air and on the ground.
The JVX is a 27-cell elliptical cross
braced Tri-cell with upgrades like a new nose modification, improved trim,
longer lines, no stabilizers and HMA lines as standard. The JVX is slim, sleek
and fast with less drag.
The JVX has no stabilizers,
since on small HP canopies they don't really do much
except flap in the wind causing added parasitic drag. The JVX opens much
better than most other canopies in its class thanks to a standard slider
size of 29 X 24 inches with a new upper brake line configuration. The JVX
also incorporates a new trim which increases the rear riser pressure and
creates no slack in the D lines.
Like all Daedalus canopies, the
JVX is made of state-of-the-art material which lasts longer, has less
porosity and holds a better shape making the wing more efficient.
The JVX comes with one Technora
line-set (400 lbs-600 lbs.). With a removable system for your bag, pilot
chute and slider, it is an outright swoop machine in the high-performance
category. The JVX is a serious upgrade to the JFX and you should be a pilot
with serious experience and skill before you attempt to fly this wing.
Leia is not a canopy built to the
standards of a mere workhorse, but to the impossibly high standards of a modern
With advanced panel shaping and the
latest generation planform initiated with Petra, she is the most modern wing
you can buy short of a full comp-specific sail fabric parachute.
Her high ellipticity, optimized wing
tips and signature Powerband nose make for a leading edge that simply slices
Leia’s sleek computer engineered 21-cell design to her sexy airfoil and Vectran
400 lines, she is not just the world’s ultimate ZP canopy. She is your ultimate
everyday swoop wing. The result? A canopy that can be jumped anytime
hassle-free and can also kick ass over the pond like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Made for highly skilled pilots to fly with every-day, Leia is not a toy– she’s
a real weapon.
RIDE WITH SKYART AND LOGOS
It wouldn't be NZ Aerosports without the option
to up-it all a notch or two by adding some cool custom Skyart design and/
or corporate logos to the bottom skin of your new parachute.
NZ Aerosports' state-of-the-art sublimation
printing technology lets you put pretty much anything onto your canopy,
from photos to fractals, to fades or tie-dye, from corporate logos to skulls
and butterflies. Cool thing about all this: it doesn't really add to the
pack-volume of your parachute.
Simply add a high-quality
photo of your design to the order form and NZ Aerosports will come back to you
with a mock-up and a quote to make it all happen.
NEW NZ AEROSPORTS ICARUS OR DAEDALUS SERIES PARACHUTE
CURRENT MANUFACTURING TIMES
CUSTOM-MADE ICARUS-/ DAEDALUS SERIES PARACHUTES
Current delivery times for custom design Icarus
and Daedalus series sport canopies is 13 weeks. Tandem canopies leave the
factory 8 weeks after you place your order wit us.
READILY AVAILABLE NZ AEROSPORTS-MADE STOCK
For those of you who just can't wait that
long and are happy with stock colors (there are typically a bunch of
different color combos and different canopy sizes to choose from at any
given time), check the "stock canopy" option in the order form and
we'll get back to you with pictures of readily available parachutes.
SELECTING A PARACHUTE MODEL AND SIZE THAT'S RIGHT
Please read through the manufacturer product
descriptions to the left of this page. They are written with the intent to help
you choose a model parachute which, in its flying characteristics, is
appropriate for your personal level of canopy piloting proficiency.
There is a lot to be said about design
progression and downsizing criteria. We recommend you take a couple of minutes
to check out the USPA Skydiver's Information Manual which discusses these topics in detail in
section 6.10 and section 6.11.
If you are not sure anyways, please contact us
and an experienced Flight Club pilot will speak with you directly and help you
figure all this out.
Please understand, that in the interest of
safety, we reserve the right to refuse the sale should we come to the
conclusion that the model and/ or size of parachute which you are trying to
purchase might not be suitable for your current skill and/ or experience
Generally speaking, though, NZ Aerosports Icarus
and Daedalus series parachutes can be manufactured in any size, so you are free
to tune in your wing-loading exactly as you deem it perfect for yourself.
ICARUS- & DAEDALUS SERIES
ORDERING REPLACEMENT LINE-SETS
If you are after a replacement line-set
for your canopy, please check the appropriate fields in the order form, submit
it and boom, you are in business. Most line-sets are in stock, so you can
expect expedite turn-around times for your order.
If you are unsure as to what line-sets
are available for your particular model Icarus or Daedalus project parachute,
please check out the "replacement line-set" drop-down menu next
to the product description of your model parachute to the left of this page.
Please be sure to specify model, size
and serial # of the parachute which the replacement line-set is intended for in
the order form.
ICARUS- & DAEDALUS SERIES
PARACHUTES - ORDER PROCESSING
Once you have filled-in and submitted
the order form, we will get back to you with a 3D mock-up of your canopy
design for your final review.
Pending your approval and payment
confirmation, we will forward your order to NZ Aerosports with a request to
Your payment is due in full before we
submit your order to the manufacturer for processing. You can pay by
telegraphic transfer into one of our foreign currency accounts specified on
SHIPPING COST AND SHIPPING TIMES
North America and Europe customers must
pay shipping from New Zealand, which by FedEx to the USA will cost between
$70-$100. FedEx shipping times vary, but are generally: NZ - 1 day; Australia -
1 to 2 days, USA - 2 to 3 days, other countries - 1 to 12 days. We cannot FedEx
to a PO Box, so please provide a physical address in the order form.
CUSTOMS CLEARANCE AND IMPORT DUTIES
Make sure you understand the customs
and clearance fees that apply to your country. These are ‘your costs’ and are
not included in the total price. Any import duties are the responsibility of
the customer or receiver of the canopy.
ICARUS-/ DAEDALUS SERIES CANOPY AND SUBMIT THE ORDER FORM FOR REVIEW AND
Our easy to use order form lets you design your
new parachute in minutes. Simply fill in the form below and submit it to
us for processing. We'll take care of the rest. Let' s get started:
If you do have any
questions regarding the order process, need assistance in filling out the order
form, or if you need advice of an experienced pilot to decide what canopy model
is right for you, please contact us with an inquiry or speak to us directly in
Flight Club Live Chat. We are here to help.