Icare Delta


Sept. 16 to 24, 2023

The Coupe Icare, the world's largest free-flight event, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023: as hang gliders always find a good excuse to celebrate, we'll be there to mark the occasion!

Make the most of the whole week by taking part in the 100% DELTA practical and theoretical workshops offered by Baptiste and his acolytes.
Mandatory registration here: workshop registration (FR)

From Thursday to Sunday, join us near the DELTAPLANE big top, behind the Rogallo pavilion (Ellispe & Icaro stand), where we offer a range of activities for the general public:
- Our virtual reality DELTA simulator offers passers-by a sensory experience like no other!
- Our instructor-led discovery workshops are open to all those who want to get into the tapèze under real conditions in the field.
- The "Delta Evolution" exhibition presents the major stages in delta wing design, and demonstrates the gap between the wings of the 70s and those of today.

Download the program (PDF FR)

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th

Delta revision workshops

ULTeam's 2-day introductory course to intermediate wing revision.

- Complete dismantling of the wing being overhauled,
- Integrity check,
- Restoration to manufacturer's

Price: 80 euros per day (9:00 am - 6:00 pm)
For further information, please contact Xavier VERGES on

Monday 18th

Pilot welcome

15h00: Welcome and presentation of the week
15h45 - 17h00: Workshop n°1 with Baptiste VAN ZIJL "How to fly in Saint Hilaire during the Coupe Icare? Out of the box, classic cross country "
17h30 : Workshop n°2 with Maxime LEVENEZ " How to debrief your flight? "
18h30 : Workshop n°3 with Baptiste VAN ZIJL " Do you fly with the right balance? "
19h00 : Preparation for Tuesday's polar flight

Tuesday 19th

Motivational Day

6.00am: Meeting at the ski jump
6.30am - 7.20am: "Polar" decos & flights
8.30am: Breakfast in Lumbin and debriefing
10.00am: Shuttle departure to Plateau de St Hil
11.30am: Duration flight on Saint Hilaire in pairs (experienced & novice pilots)
4.00pm: Shuttle departure to Plateau
5.00pm: Workshop 4 with Maxime LEVENEZ "How to fly in Annecy? Out of the box, classic cross country"
6:00 pm: Workshop 5 with Baptiste VAN ZIJL "Why and how to use your droguechute"
7:00 pm: Presentation of the "La Scia" site

Wednesday 20

Scia outing

6.00am: Meeting point at the St Hil ski jump
6.30am - 7.20am: Decos and "polar" flights
10.00am: Departure from Lumbin to La Scia
13:00 - 17:00: Flight at La Scia
17:00: Return to Plateau de St Hilaire
18:00: Workshop n°6 with Baptiste " How to fly with a simple surface ?
7.00 pm: Relaxing aperitif for participating drivers

Thursday 21st

Adjustment or flight workshop

9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Tuning course with ULTeam
- How to buy a used wing
- Reminders about centering
- The importance of side cables
- How does a delta turn?
- How to adjust batten tension
- Role of balestrons, rod tension
- Exercise "my wing pulls to one side".
Price: 80 euros per day

1:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Flying in Allevard
7:00 pm: Workshop 7 with Alain CHAUVET "How to fly in Aspres/Laragne? Out of the box, classic cross-country".

Friday 22th

7:30am - 9:30am: Hot-air balloon flights respecting safety distances - Springboard open until 9:30am
From 12:00pm: No-fly
9:00am- 6:00pm: Second-hand hang-gliding market
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Hang-gliding discovery workshop
2:00pm: Workshop no. 8 with Cédric ESTIENNE "How to film and make videos on hang-gliding"
6:00pm: "Video competition" prize-giving ceremony

Saturday day

9.00am - 6.00pm: Virtual reality delta simulator
9.00am - 6.00pm: "DELTA Evolution" exhibition
9.00am - 6.00pm: Second-hand delta market
11.00am - 4.00pm: Icarnaval
12.00pm: Wing delivery to SUD deco
13.00 - 15.00: Delta discovery workshop
14h30 - 16h00: Air show: DELTA & SWIFT demo flight
17h00 : Shuttle to Plateau de St Hilaire
6.00 pm: Federal Distance Cup prize-giving ceremony

Sunday day

9.00am - 4.00pm: Virtual reality delta simulator
9.00am - 6.00pm: DELTA Evolution exhibition
11.00am - 4.00pm: Icarnaval
12.00pm: Wing delivery to SUD deco
1.00pm - 3.00pm: Delta discovery workshop
2.30pm - 4.00pm: Air show: DELTA & SWIFT demo flight
5.00pm: Shuttle to Plateau de St Hilaire

Events for the general public


9:00 am - 6:00 pm: Virtual reality delta simulator
9:00 am - 6:00 pm: "DELTA Evolution" exhibition


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Delta discovery workshop


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Hang gliding demo flight