Icaro Paragliders Unveils NIKITA XTC - The Acro Pilots' Dream

Icaro Paragliders Unveils NIKITA XTC - The Acro Pilots' Dream

Excitement is soaring through the acro paragliding community as Icaro Paragliders announces the much-awaited NIKITA XTC, the sixth generation of their legendary acro gliders.

Developed and tested by three experienced acro pilots, Xandi, Thomas, and Colin, the NIKITA XTC has been designed to meet the demands of aerobatic enthusiasts seeking a high-performance glider that delivers precision and safety. With its versatile range of sizes and exceptional capabilities, the NIKITA XTC promises to elevate the art of acro flying to new heights.

The Evolution of Excellence

Building on the success of its predecessors, the NIKITA XTC is a product of meticulous development and rigorous testing. It takes inspiration from the well-regarded NIKITA 5 but features innovative upgrades to optimize performance and manoeuvrability. The glider's design has been fine-tuned by the pilots who aim to push the boundaries of acro flying, making the "XTC" logo a symbol of trust and expertise.

Aerobatic Prowess with Uncompromised Safety

The NIKITA XTC is built to excel in all aerobatic manoeuvres in regular and rotated flights. Whether you're executing dynamic tumbles, rhythmic SATs, or demanding wingovers, this glider responds with remarkable agility and precision. Active safety features ensure immediate and responsive handling, while minimal passive safety allows pilots to control their manoeuvres fully.

Target Audience and Suitability

Designed for acrobatic enthusiasts seeking to master advanced manoeuvres, the NIKITA XTC is not for the faint-hearted. Pilots looking to venture into acrobatics with this glider should have already honed their skills through advanced SIV (Simulation d'Incident en Vol) courses and basic acro manoeuvres with an EN-B-rated glider.

The glider is suitable for pilots falling under three distinct categories based on wing loading, calculated as flying weight per square meter of the glider's surface area:

1. **For Learning Acro:** Pilots with a wing loading of less than 4.6 kg/m² will find the NIKITA XTC a supportive and progressive platform to delve into the wonders of acrobatics.

2. **For Mastering Acro:** Pilots with a wing loading ranging from 4.6 to 5.6 kg/m² can take the NIKITA XTC to its full potential, confidently honing their acro skills.

3. **For Acro Competitions:** For seasoned acro pilots seeking to compete at the highest level, wing loadings above 5.6 kg/m² offer unparalleled manoeuvrability and performance.


With the unveiling of the NIKITA XTC, Icaro Paragliders continues to uphold its legacy of producing top-tier acro gliders that delight and inspire pilots worldwide. The collaboration between seasoned acro pilots Xandi, Thomas, and Colin has resulted in a glider that brings the art of acrobatic flying to a new level. From beginners seeking to venture into the world of acro to seasoned competitors aiming for the podium, the NIKITA XTC caters to all skill levels, empowering pilots to explore the skies with creativity and finesse.

Experience the thrill of acro flying like never before with the NIKITA XTC - where style meets performance and limits are made to be pushed. Get ready to soar, spin, and stun the world with your acrobatic prowess as you embrace the freedom and artistry of flight with Icaro Paragliders' latest masterpiece.