The most outstandingky amazing of all international air meets.

With a stupendous aerial programme including just about everything from kites to the French Air Force stunt team, the Coupe Icare will thrill you to the utmost. The air show alone presents nearly every flying discipline possible - with or without motor, life size and miniature... It's a field day in the sky !

Thursday and Friday no aerial demonstrations! The sky is open to all pilots who travel the world over to partake in this festive event.

Before launching, consult the «Pilots 2018 info» and the opening and closing hours of each site.


All year round, paragliders color the sky of St Hilaire-Lumbin and so naturally have a choice place in the Icare Show.

Paraglider aerobatics
: top pilots of the moment converge for a hair-raising demonstration starting at the South launch if the are not jumping from a helicopter.
Saturday and Sunday from 12:00am to 2:00pm

Group Flight: 40 pilots will simultaneously animate Icare's sky.
Saturday from 11:05am to 12:00am

Paraglider manufacturers' demo : an occasion for paraglider manufacturers to present their latest models (norme EN).
Saturday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm - South launch

Glide Ratio Contest : Here, nothing is serious ! Just a pretext to have some fun on a paraglider.
Rendezvous with the Parateam on the training hill by the Icare Expo.
Friday and Saturday from 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Vol 1807 : Between the valley floor and the summit of the Dent de Crolles, the altitude difference is 1807m !
Vol 1807 is a great climb followed by a beautiful flight!
Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm

A salute to the original discipline of the Coupe Icare, "delta" or "hang gliding", with a review of its history through a joyous if not nostalgic aerial parade.
Saturday  from 3:00pm to 3:45pm - Sunday from 2:00pm to 2:45pm

For the second consecutive year, the Swifts will be included: carbon wings with remarkable performance, flown by prized pilots of the 2017 World Championships.
Saturday  from 3:45pm to 4:00pm - Sunday from 2:45pm to 3:00pm


The Paramotor runway of St Hilaire will be open to authorized professionals and pilots on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 12 pm
(prior inscription is mandatory)

No amateur should miss the impressive paramotor demonstrations :
- Saturday  from 2:00pm to 4:15pm and from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
- Sunday from 2:00pm to 4:15pm

And don't miss: the show of the 100% women's patrol, led by French pilot and World Champion, Marie Mateos.
Saturday  from 9:45am to 10:00am

The Icarobatix « skyracers » will be present again for a slalom contest and precision dual, skimming the ground at high speeds. An audacious tag race in which 20 of the world's top pilots compete.
- Task 1 - Saturday from 10:00am - 11:00am Lumbin
- Task 2  Saturday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm St Hilaire
- Finale: Sunday  10:00am - 11:00am Lumbin

The ULM runway of  Lumbin - reserved for pilots and manufacturers to do test flights and presentations
It will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm, and 6 pm - 7 pm (no flights permitted outside of these windows).
Prior inscription is mandatory.
Lumbin : flights and ULM Baptism : from 9:00am to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Do not miss the beautiful demonstration of the Italian Wefly Team (see "the Air Show")


Model aircraft
Presentations and flights of different model aircraft categories : radio-controlled helicopters, multi-rotors, hot air balloons ....
Saturday and Sunday : 9:00am to 4:00pm - Lumbin

On the launch pad, they take up the flack between demonstrations with brilliant flings.
Saturday and Sunday afternoon

Exhibition, flights and demonstrations: individual, 2 and 4 lines, thematic mono-line, 3-line acro team flight ... with the assured presence of the French acrobatic kite team!
Exhibition of Indonesian and Chinese banners. 
Saturday and Sunday : 9:00am to 4:00pm - Lumbin

Demonstration of heliwinching :
by the Civil Security team over the landing zone of Lumbin.
Saturday at 4 pm.
Helicopter baptisms in Lumbin : Saturday and Sunday : 9:00am to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm - Lumbin

Demonstration from the Dent de Crolles

Saturday and Sunday at 11:05am
Time to be confirmed (pending validation by authorities).


* The French Patrol.
Can you imagine 25 minutes of aerobatics with 8 Alphajets launched at full speed in the Grésivaudan valley, before the cliffs of the Chartreuse range... For the 1st  time they will attend the Coupe Icare !
Saturday at 5:30pm.(reconnaissance flight Friday between 5pm - 6pm).

* The Air Force aerobatic team
Loyal to the Coupe Icare for the past 10 years, the Air Force aerobatic team will be back for another incredible show with internationally acclaimed pilots at the commands of their bullet planes for high voltage maneouvres they practice all year round.
Saturday and Sunday at 5:10 pm.

* L'Alphajet Solo Display of the French Air Force...
We have already received the EVAA and the PAF, but this year we have the great privilege of welcoming the Alphajet Solo Display for a series of technical aerobatic figures, that are positively spectacular. Exceptional evolutions at the speed of over 900 km/h!
Saturday and Sunday at 4:15 pm.

* Sailplane aerobatics
Between two motorized shows, enjoy a poetic pause to watch the fluid, silent ballet of a sailplane.
Saturday and Sunday at 4:25 pm.

* A mythical plane for 20 parachutists
Presenting the Noratlas - a huge carrier from the early 50s and world's last such plane in flying condition - which will sow 20 parachutists in the sky over the Coupe Icare.
Saturday and Sunday at 4:55 pm.

* The Italian Wefly Team is a unique ULM patrol comprised mostly of pilots with some sort of handicap.
Saturday and Sunday at 4:35 pm.

Certain disciplines demande prior registration from the pilots ; please consult the site (heading: Infos/Inscriptions Pilotes)
The aerial programme is subject to meteorological conditions and possible last minute changes.
Please excuse us in advance for any inconveniences.