Unlike previous years, the aerobatics demonstration flights will not take place at the same time as the “manufacturers demonstration” and the number of pilots, all chosen in advance, will be fewer than in previous years.
Participation and enrolment:
Pilots wishing to take part in the 2017 Coupe Icare Paragliding demonstration flights; must send their application including a ‘Paragliding Aerobatics’ enrolment form before Friday September 8th.
All enrolments requests must be submitted via www.coupe-icare.org
There is a limited number of spots available this year.
Sending an enrolment form is no guarantee that you will be selected to participate.
- Practice session on Thursday and Friday from 1:30 pm until 4:00 pm.
- Demonstrations on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Pilot Briefing: (présence obligatoire pour tous les pilotes) :
- Thursday September 21st at 10:00 am in the Mairie (town hall) meeting room.
- Saturday at 10:00 am in the Mairie (town hall) meeting room.
South Launch in Saint Hilaire du Touvet
The flight box will be explained in detail during the briefing.
Flying over the public is strictly forbidden, both on launch and landing.
Top landing on the plateau may be permitted for paragliders, depending on the air conditions. In this case, the landing will be on the slope below the south launch.
A wing that the manufacturer has certified to be suitable for aerobatics in the flight manual; two reserve parachutes installed in the harness, a helmet.
Pilots should only demonstrate maneuvers that they fully master.
No aerobatics maneuvers are allowed below 150 m above the ground, with the exception of 360 landings which are allowed for paragliders.
Each pilot will propose, for approval by the Flight Director, a list of maneuvers which would be undertaken during the day’s demonstrations.
This list of maneuvers will be documented on the pilot’s enrolment form.
Should the pilot land in Lumbin, there will be shuttle buses organized for the pilots.
When applying to take part in this demonstration, the pilot is committing to following the flight rules below and the instructions of the Flight Director.
Any pilot non full following these flight rules can be banned from the event.
Jean-Marc ARDHUIN - email@example.com
Download the Flight Rules 2017