Phi-Air Symphonia

Symphonia er en revolusjon innen EN-A kategorien. Designeren Hannes Papesh har hentet ut ytelser som slår de fleste B-vinger på markedet. Dette er en vinge som åpner opp for seriøse XC-turer uten å fire på sikkerheten. Topp moderne materialer, god handling, 50 celler, 3+1 raisere og et råtøft retrodesign kjennetegner vingen. Vingen er ganske lett og får fantastiske tilbakemeldinger. Ta kontakt for pristilbud.

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The SYMPHONIA is a super-high A-wing with a very high technical effort for its class: 50 cells, inside sewing miniribs, double 3D shaping, brake reef system all over the wingspan, 32g high quality Porcher cloth, diagonal finger straps, very reduced rigging, unsheeted lines, as well as wrinkle reducing reinforcements.

These complex techniques in combination with a very clean surface finish are widening the performance frame in the A class by a significant margin.

Never before this kind of performance and speed was combined with such a high level of safety and comfort. Never before this kind of performance was safely flyable by such a big target group.



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Designer’s Note

Our PHI SYMPHONIA is opening the door to a new era: high performance wings have reached A class safety. A pilot can develop himself and choose to fly a simple training hill wing, a classical beginner wing or finally a high performance wing without taking more risks by leaving the A class.

The idea to expand the usual one dimensional relation between gliders classification and complexity, however, is not new. Traditionally, A-wings are technically very simple, as D wings are very complex. Building technically complex wings in the A-class is extruding the scale to a two dimensional field: the relationship between classification and complexity is not linear any more.

Some years ago, I was able to push the limits by a revolution in the B class with the Mentor 2 and 3. These low aspect ratio wings were found on the top of the XC rankings and impressed many classical high performance pilots which normally flew more demanding wings.

Through progress in technology and knowledge it is now possible to repeat the same in the A class. The SYMPHONIA is resuming the revolution of safe, low aspect ratio wings!

As the B-class got wider and wider in the last years, it was the next logical step to rise a new standard by presenting a high performance wing in the A-class. Enjoy!

Hannes Papesh

Technical Data

SYMPHONIA 18 20 22 24 26
number of cells 50 50 50 50 50
projected span (m) 8.18 8.59 8.99 9.40 9.76
projected area (m²) 18.24 20.08 22.02 24.05 25.93
projected aspect ratio 3.67 3.67 3.67 3.67 3.67
flat span (m) 10.52 11.04 11.56 12.08 12.54
flat area (m²) 21.54 23.72 26.00 28.40 30.62
flat aspect ratio 5.14 5.14 5.14 5.14 5.14
line length (m) 6.27 6.58 6.89 7.20 7.48
total line length (m) 218.30 229.10 239.90 250.70 260.30
maximum chord (m) 2.55 2.67 2.80 2.93 3.04
minimum chord (m) 0.60 0.63 0.66 0.69 0.72
weight (kg) 4.10 4.30 4.50 4.70 4.95
weight range (kg) 55-75 65-85 75-95 90-110 105-130
certification (EN/LTF) A A A A A
material top-, buttomsail, inside Porcher 32, Porcher 38 Porcher 32, Porcher 38 Porcher 32, Porcher 38 Porcher 32, Porcher 38 Porcher 32, Porcher 38
risers 3+1 3+1 3+1 3+1 3+1
speedway (mm) 150 150 150 170 170

Weight Ranges

Available Colors


After the first comparison flights, pilots usually ask about the secrets of the SYMPHONIA. Since it has the technical complexity of a modern high level B-wing, the performance is surprisingly high. Especially against the wind the SYMPHONIA shows its performance potential impressively by pulling forward, when it picks up the energy of a gust, instead of banking up and getting slower.

The airfoil is showing a very high level of stability and form stiffness, but is collapsing softly and reacting harmless in case of a deflation. We also love the clean surface finish. The technical and handwork skills of our factory (Aerodynamics in Sri Lanka) made it possible, that the canopy seams of the 3D shaping and the color design are as clean as never before. In combination with a new, optimized 3D shaping concept, the airfoil smoothness is reaching a new level.

Some secrets we will keep to ourselves, but an important factor for this success is time: that time, that the development team took to improve the protos and to reach the target of an A-rating safety without restraining performance and speed.

Scope of Delivery

Glider, compression belt, innerbag, backpack



About PHI

PHI is quite of a different nature

PHI is different in many ways. To begin with, this otherness is reflected in our workflow. Our team consists of well experienced personalities with major knowhow in free-lance business operations. Some of our team members relevantly shaped the paragliding industry before.

Others joined the paragliding industry only recently to enrich the vision of PHI. All of us work self-reliant and mostly location-independent. Challenges are our strengths, and backed up by modern digital solutions,PHI is thriving due to our complementary teamwork.

Uncompromising paragliding development as our core activity also proofs that we operate differently. Hasty developments and product launches on short notice are not our mission. We take all the time we need to ensure extraordinary performing paragliders close to perfection. In this context there is no space for incalculable experiments. Only approved materials are used to create our reliable and durable gliders. It is our goal to set new standards for paragliding in all categories according to our maxim: “simple and safe free flying for everyone”

We are looking forward to presenting you all our results in the most honest and plain way-  precisely because PHI is different.

Phi Team

Hannes Papesh_resized

Hannes Papesh

Designer & CEO

Absam, AT

Peter Mack

Peter Mack

Production & Logistics

 Pecs, HUN

Mike Küng

Mike Küng

Test Pilot

 Maurach, AT

Benni Hörburger_resized

Benni Hörburger

Test Pilot / Distribution Germany

 Scheidegg, DE

Silvia Hobohm

Silvia Hobohm


 Maurach, AT

Franziska Bucher_resized

Franziska Bucher

Marketing & Communications

 Basel, CH


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