The COUPE ICARE.ORG association

The Coupe Icare is organised by «COUPE ICARE.ORG » a not-for-profit association of 1901, created in 1989

Coupe Icare.Org, affiliated with the French Federation of Free Flight and authorized by the Minister of Youth and Sports is registered at the Tourist Office of St Hilaire du Touvet.

The Coupe Icare.Org association acts the mastermind and overall master of ceremony of this event. All decisions and directions related to the event are taken either by vote during the annual General Assembly, if not during meetings of the Board of directors or main office.

The work is then undertaken by personnel (one full-time employee and one part time salaried employee year round) as well as by volunteers and partners of the association.

The efforts and contribution by volunteers is enormous and diverse, covering: the general organization of the air shows and programmes to cleaning up the site, selling tickets, managing showers and restrooms, organizing a welcome drink, setting up the Expo tents or areas, to arranging the parking lots, the organization of the concerts, tending drink stands, selling T shirts, cleaning the cafeteria, assistance on launch and landing sites, etc.…

The Coupe Icare.Org could never carry out this gigantic organizational endeavour alone! For this reason, certain programmes or responsibilities have been delegated over the years to association partners.

Today, about 30 partners of the association contribute to this event, making a total of over 1000 volunteers (700 in St Hilaire and 300 in Lumbin) participants!


The Coupe Icare.Org association receives assistance and support from numerous associations (of the Plateau, of Lumbin and from outside of the flying site) who, each in its own way, contribute to the tremendous success of this event by assuming the responsibility of a specific role.