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Coupe icare 2014

The 42nd COUPE ICARE will welcome you happily in St Hilaire du Touvet - Lumbin from September 17-20, 2015.

The world’s greatest free flight encounter, packed with emotion, audacity, creativity, fantasy, thrills and laughter, colour and dreams and an unflinching passion for flying… announces its programme for this Fall:



ICARE EXPO : the air sports trade fair
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
A Trade Fair uniting over 200 worldwide manufacturers and other enterprises specialized in ultra light air sports des sports: paragliding, paramotor, hang gliding, ULM, sky diving….
Over 5000 m² of trade fair grounds are covered

Second hand paragliding stand

10,000m² outdoor area reserved for second hand equipment: hang gliders, ULM, paramotors…



Les ICARES du CINEMA : 33th International Free Flight Film Festival
Starting Thursday at the south launch.
Air sports on the big screen !
Documentaries, clips, fiction, adventure and exploration films .... long and short features .... pertaining to the themes of  air,  flight, wind and all aerial sports.

In 2015 : "Carte Blanche" to Kendal Mountain Festival


ICARE SHOW : aerial demos with top specialists
Saturday and Sunday

Aerobatic shows by hang glider and paraglider pilots
Parachuting and wingsuit
Acrobatic sailplane
ULM and gyro demos
Pulma and paramotors
Kites and boomerang
Evolution of collectable aircraft
Air Force acrobatic team demo
Paraglider manufacturers demos

and also : inflation race for duelling paragliders, glide ratio contest, Flight 1807...

Thursday and Friday free days for pilots


ICARNAVAL : the famous Masquerade Flights
Saturday and Sunday

A contest of costumed hang glider and paraglider pilots: exciting, hilarious, original, fantastically creative and daring…



Saturday and Sundat

International meet of dozens of hot air balloons
“Dynabubbles”, dirigibles, hot air balloons take shape …
On Lumbin landing, earlin in the morning and the evening


ICARE MODEL : for discovery remote controlled aircraft
Friday, saturday and sunday in Lumbin

Icare Model Show : demonstrations of remote controlled aircraft by the top French pilots
Icare Model Expo : salon for Remote Controlled Aircraft enthusiasts
Icare Model cinéma : 1st film festival  model aircraft for non professional
Icare Model Circus : aerial mascarade for remote controlled aircraft pilots
Initiation flights


Saturday and Sunday in Lumbin and in St Hilaire

Worldclass paramoteur competition


From Thursday
Paper hot air balloons by Brazilian artist Tura to find your child soul

Brass bands and street entertainment to punctuate these 4 days

From music to liven up your evenings.

And fabulous shows, as an invitation to dream and poetry.

Music, street shows and animation .........


ICARE MOMES : a special area for youngsters
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Paper plane contest, workshops for Brazilian balloon fabrication, workshops for kite making sailplanes, wind farms, discovery programmes on renewable energies,  kite making and piloting workshops, model aircraft workshop falconry demonstrations...

 In St Hilaire (on the South launch)  : with the partnership of the Conseil Général of Isere and in collaboration with the children of the primary school of St Hilaire
In Lumbin : in collaboration with the Grésivaudan


Friday, Saturday and Sunday
ULM area and demo flights
Kites: exhibition and demonstration area
Model aircraft: demonstrations, exhibitions and trade fair
Expo of outdoor sports and leisure
Initiation flights by ultralight (ULM) and helicopter,
etc .... 



Continuous shuttles for the general public on Saturday and Sunday from Grenoble to Lumbin (landing area) and St Hilaire du Touvet (takeoff area) and also between the parking lots and the heart of the event.
Continuous shuttles for pilots between the landing area of Lumbin and the takeoff area of St Hilairestarting Thursday,
Free parking lots in St Hilaire and Lumbin
Marked bicycle paths
Car pools
Goblets on deposit
at any food stand
Selected trash bins
Shopping bags
made especially for the event
The Coupe Icare reconfirms its devotion to this event much thanks to the support of the Région Rhône Alpes, the Conseil Général de l’Isère, and of the Communauté de Communes du Grésivaudan.


The 42nd Coupe Icare will take place from 17th to 20th September 2015.

Heading for the Kendal Mountain Festival

After the International Mountain Film Festival of Les Diablerets (Suisse) in 2014, the Icares du Cinema welcomes a special guest –the Kendall Mountain Film Festival (UK)

Special Guest, Bill Moyes

The Coupe Icare has the honor to welcome Bill Moyes, the Australian pioneer of hang gliding and creator of the brands Moyes Delta Gliders and LiteFlite.

Radio controlled flights ...

.... in all its forms:  In the Lumbin landing area, sport through its various activities:
- Icare Model Show : Demonstrations flights and other presentations to learn about remote controlled flying
- Icare Model Cinema :
Number 1 Amateur film festival on radio controlled aviation
- Icare Model circus
: Masquerade flights for radio controlled aviation enthusiasts
- Icare Model Expo : Trade fair for radio controlled aviation enthusiasts

What's news in the Icare sky

The Air Force Aerobatics team back again
The Bronco plane on show
Yves Rossy, jetman, flying right in front of the St Hilaire launches
The maiden flight of the Obélix hot air balloon
World record attempt in dirigible (Transocéans Project)
New electric dynabubble

Slackline between 2 balloons

With the "Flying Frenchies", Julien Millot and Tancrède Melet.

Kites : special guest....

Abdul Rauf, Indian expert from Bombay: Kite specialist of traditional fighting kites as well as ‘world kite trains’

The Blériot XI, at 1/4 of original size.

A replica of the famous plane of Louis Blériot will be on show at Lumbin, on the Radio Controlled Aviation field

The Sailwing will fly again....

Francis Heilmann, renowned parachutist and paraglider will once  more fly from St Hilaire on the replica of the original wing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first ever paraglider flight by David Barish

Icare Mômes : step into space ...

Step into space with the Spatiobus CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales – National Center for Space Studies) at Icare Mômes

Live television.....

Live television coverage of the Coupe Icare, ...... watch each evening on the big screen and via internet you can watch the event as it happens!

A competition of amateur video ...

On the subject of ‘sharing airspace with birds of prey’ organized by the Conseil Général de l'Isère


Alongside the Coupe Icare.org association is thirty partner organizations, nearly 1,000 volunteers who participated in the elaboration of this event! Many thanks to them for their time, their energy, their smile and their commitment to our side!

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