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Coupe icare 2016


Welcome in St Hilaire du Touvet - Lumbin from September 21 to 24, 2017.

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:


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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 : 35th 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.


ICARE SHOW : aerial demos with top specialists
Saturday and Sunday

Hang gliding, paragliding and paramotor
Sail plane, parachuting and wingsuit
Remote controlled aircraft, ULM and gyro demos
Kites and boomerang
Vintage aircraft, Air Force acrobatic team ...

and also : Paraglider manufacturers demos, inflation race for duelling paragliders, glide ratio contest, Flight 1807, opportunities to fly in a Helicopter or a microlight .....

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
Initiation flights


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 Departement of Isere and in collaboration with the children of the primary school of St Hilaire
In Lumbin : in collaboration with the Grésivaudan

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 Departement of Isère and of the Communauté de Communes du Grésivaudan.

The Coupe Icare is supported by
- La Région Auvergne
Rhone Alpes
- Le Département de l'Isère
- La Communauté de Communes Le Grésivaudan
- La Ville de Grenoble
- La Fédération Française de Vol Libre
- La FFplum
and also by the commons of St Hilaire du Touvet and Lumbin, and by some partners.

Thank you to them for their supports and contributions.


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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