That Swing Thing: Mistral 7, EN B, Review

Luxury ... the Swing Mistral 7, EN B, under review. Photo: Swing

Luxury … the Swing Mistral 7, EN B, under review. Photo: Swing

“The first thing that struck me was the luxury feel to the whole package,” writes Cross Country reviewer Pat Dower about Swing’s Mistral 7, a top-end EN B glider.

Swing’s latest in the Mistral series came to me in time for the best XC season the UK has seen for many years. The timing of my flying coincided with a great run of conditions for getting out to play.

However, when I unwrapped the Mistral 7 in late April a big flight had so far evaded me. I was certainly hoping to put that right.

The Mistral 7 is aimed at pilots who want to munch through the kilometres, and Pat got on and did just that.

The full review is in Cross Country 149. Out now in print and digital.

• Got news? Send it to us at

Classifieds on


Share this:

Tags: ,


Travel Guide: Suggestions

Guide to Kamshet, India

Guide to Kamshet, India

The perfect place for a winter paragliding adventure with added spice Read >>

Guide to Cusco, Peru

Guide to Cusco, Peru

Flying in Cusco is a high altitude experience in the land of the Incas, with the magnificent site of Machu Picchu Read >>

Guide to Zaachila, Mexico

Guide to Zaachila, Mexico

Come to Zaachila in the Sierra Madre for reliable high-altitude flying, with a wealth of culture to explore when you're not in the air Read >>