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AAD Vigil-2

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Item #: AAD-VIG
Price: $1,220.00


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    The Skydiver's Guardian Angel

    Why Vigil? - Advantages

    Like any other AAD on the market, the purpose of the Vigil® is to save lifes.

    Why Vigil® would become your Guardian Angel ?

    Overall Advantages:


    • Unique patented time calculation giving high accuracy opening.
    • Patented cutter device (circular knife) cuts the reserve loop twice.
    • Strong flexible connecting wires: easy to install in all rigs.
    • Patented Pulse + element always ready to trigger the cutter.
    • A very robust device

    Cost: A competitive price and a low total owner cost.

    Multimode: 3 Modes in 1: PRO – STUDENT – TANDEM

    • Experienced skydivers: PRO or TANDEM, the Vigil® will follow.
    • Students: once out of student status, switch your Vigil® to PRO.
    • Schools and centers: the versatility of the 3 modes = cost effective.

    Life Expectancy: Vigil is designed for 20 years life expectancy.

    User Friendly: Alpha numeric display for easy configuration and clear communication.

    Memory Features: Logbook with total number of jumps, overall free fall time, last free fall time, max speed of the last free fall, number of saves, atmospheric pressure, temperature...
     The Vigil II has been designed to resist to a water immersion of 0.5 meter for at least 30 minutes (I.P.67).The Vigil® doesn't need any filter replacement, it has a built-in stainless steel air filter and after water contact no filter has to be changed.

    Why Vigil? - Pro

    What will be your advantages for using a Vigil® ?

    • More budget for skydiving thanks to:
      • its competitive purchase price
      • its low maintenance cost. You only send it back when theVigil® asks for it
      • its long life expectancy (20 years)
    • Memory features:
      • highest speed of the last jump.
      • last and total freefall time
      • total number of jumps
      • last 16 minute free fall jumps
    • Better reselling price thanks to:
      • its lifetime
      • multimode
      • no imposed maintenance schedule
    • Bigger sales market:
      • easy installation in any rig
      • can be set in meters or in feet

    Vigil - How it works

    Working Principle:

    When switched on, the Vigil® performs a complete self test to check all internal parameters and calibrates itself at the atmospheric pressure of the DZ altitude.

    When the “” logo appears, the Vigil® is ready to go with you on the plane. The Vigil® is now ready for use and is in a “stand-by” status (recalibrating itself every 32 secs). During taking off the Vigil® will go to an“active” status from 150 ft / 46m in a time of max. 32sec. From that moment on, your Guardian Angel is ready to help you in critical situations, by mesuring and calculating 8 times per sec its position.

    Accurate Calculation:

    EU Patent N° EP 1084950B1

    US Patent N° US 6,378,808B1

    Once the door opens and you leave the plane, the Vigil® will calculate the time left over before reaching the activation altitude (for example: 840 ft in PRO mode), by measuring continuously your falling speed and your altitude. The Vigil® takes in consideration the speed variation during the free fall and recalculates every 1/8 of a second the time left to reach the activation altitude. When you reach the activation altitude (time = 0) and if you still fall at a speed above 35m/sec, the Vigil® will activate instantaneously the cutter to allow your reserve parachute to deploy. This patented method give a very accurate activation altitude (+/- 60 feet).

    Vigil® works by permanent recalculation of the time left before activation (see patent).


    The Vigil II has been designed to resist to a water immersion of 0.5 meter for at least 30 minutes (I.P.67).

    The Vigil® doesn't need any filter replacement, it has a built-in stainless steel air filter and after water contact no filter has to be changed.

    Why Vigil? - School

    A skydive center has two main factors that can make or break your organisation:
    1. Safety
    2. Profitability

    This obliges you to invest continuously in jumpmasters, equipment, advertisement and safety.

    Vigil can help you

    • In a controversy in regards of the safety rules on your DZ, you have a real tool, (optional I.R. download box) to analyse the downloaded graph.
    • After a cutter activation, you can download the concerned jump graph to analyse what has happened.
    • This will help you to improve the safety rules on the DZ.
    • The unique patented time calculation method provides an opening accuracy of +/- 20m.
    • In case of an incorrect configuration, for example, a wrong altitude correction or mode, it will be easy to detect it during the inspection thanks to the permanent indication on the alphanumeric display.
    • A new patented cutter with a circular knife that cuts the loop instantly . (less than 1 milli/sec)
    • Patented Pulse + Element always ready to trigger the cutter.
    • Students sometimes have hard landings or drop their rigs on the floor. A solid metal case secures the electronics and the kevlar rope will absorbs the traction on the wire.
    • There are no intermediate connectors on the wires of the Vigil®, so no risk for interconnection failure or damage. No risk of disconnection.


    • Vigil® is a multipurpose AAD:
      • Less spare units required: can be used for any type of skydivers (Students – Pro or Tandem).
      • Vigil® memory permits you to control and invoice the correct number of jumps
    • Low maintenance cost and easy cutter replacement.
    • You get a warning when the maintenance is required as in most cars today. Every time the Vigil® is switched on, it will do its own check. 
      Only when a parameter is out of tolerance, it will not switch on and you need to contact your service center. 
      Our concept is made that no maintenance schedule is imposed.
    • As the Vigil® does not require the maintenance, you can optimise its use.
    • The Vigil® is designed for a 20 year’s lifetime, which will increase the return on the investment.
    • A free cutter will be supplied against each real and complete Life Saving Report.

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