The 47th Coupe Icare is cancelled for the general public

It is with deep regret that all the organizing team of the 47th Coupe Icare decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the World's largest general public air sports festival

Uncertainty about how the global  Covid-19 pandemic will evolve has made it impossible to consider welcoming several tens of thousands of spectators from all around the world. The event would have been held from September 13th to 20th in our villages of the Plateau des Petites Roches and Lumbin.

An event of this size could not wait any longer to complete its planning.  As the competent authorities are not able to supply any precise information at this stage, the organizing committee decided not to open the event to the general public this autumn.

The team is, however, organizing a 4 day event reserved for pilots and professionals of paragliding, hang-gliding, paramotoring, microlights and hot air balloons, which will take place from September 17th to 20th in Saint Hilaire (and in Lumbin for the hot air balloons).  Included in the program are : a trade fair and the possibility to test equipment  during the day. The International Festival of Air Films will take place in the evening, from wednesday or thursday (to be confirmed).  The support of our volunteers and our partners will obviously be critical to making this special 2020 event a success.

The association warmly thanks all who are involved in the Coupe Icare for their efforts throughout the year.

More information will be available shortly on our website and on social media.

The Coupe Icare is supported by
- The Region Auvergne Rhône Alpes
- The Département de l'Isère
- The Communauté de Communes Le Grésivaudan
- The French Free Flight Federation
- The FFplum (French Microlight Federation)
and also by the villages of St Hilaire du Touvet and Lumbin, and by some partners.

Thanks to them for their support and contributions.