Here is some information about flying conditions for the 50th Coupe Icare
Registration for demonstration flights and Icarnaval will open in the 3rd week of June.
Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20
ICARE TEST: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It will be possible to borrow sails and harnesses from the manufacturers who will have a stand on the South Deco. You'll need to register in advance from mid-June onwards, so that we can regulate shuttles and loans as effectively as possible.
The preferred take-off point for these two days will therefore be the south take-off point, unless air conditions lead the organizers to prefer other take-off points. Landing at Lumbin (A1) with the organization present. Emergency services will be on pre-alert. A member of the Direction des Vols will be on duty to ensure the proper use of the sites and any weather changes.
Landing at Lumbin (A1) with the organization present. Emergency services will be on pre-alert.
A member of the Direction des Vols will be on duty at all times to ensure proper use of the sites and any weather changes.
>Take-offs, excluding Icare test, will be open until 7 p.m.<
Thursday, September 21st
Leisure flights start at 09:00, last take-off at 15:30 and last landing at 16:00.
Depending on weather conditions, paragliding take-off sites D1 (North Deco) and D2 (East Deco) will be open.
The South Deco and the main landing area A1 are open and supervised by the organization's site managers, who give safety instructions (no flying over marquees, villages, accident procedures, etc.) from 09:00 to 16:00, and are reserved for leisure flights.
Friday, September 22
> Leisure flights from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for the last take-off and 4:00 pm for the last landing.
> Rehearsal or reconnaissance flights from 4.30pm.
The flight sites remain accessible and free to access under the following conditions
07:30 - 09:00 - Hot-air balloons A2
A1-A2-D1-D2-D3: organization present with 1 or 2 field managers. A safety referent on call to define open take-off sites.
If D1 open then D2 closed and vice versa. Weather forecasts displayed. Pilots briefed and badged (stickers on helmets).
09:00 - 11:30: Paramotoring at Lumbin in PA
All "leisure" take-offs are closed from 15:30 and the airspace will be regulated by the ZRT at 16:30 to allow the planned reconnaissance flights.
ZRTactivated at 16:30 until 18:30.
Then until 20:00 - Hot-air balloons
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September
The airspace will be reserved for program presentations only.
For demonstration pilots, please contact the person in charge of your activity, and register as soon as the precise program can be announced (mid-June).
The precise program is still being finalized, but there's sure to be a great show!
The carnival, of course, but also balloons, microlights (presentation and baptisms), planes, wingsuiters, aerobatics: plane, glider and paraglider, group flights.
And hang gliders will be particularly present for this 50th edition, as they created the Coupe Icare!