Less than 10 days from the beginning of the 46th edition of the famous Coupe Icare in France, we bring you the complete schedule of events and activities programed to take place from Sep 19th to the 22nd, 2019 at St Hilaire du Trouvet and Lumbin (French Alps). This will be the last edition of the famous Coupe Icare in 4 day format since the classic world air festival stretches to 8 days as of 2020.
The Calypso is the result of a totally new design that promises stability and light weight, apt for hike&fly and xc, and the Verso 3 follows the path of that model, but with improved characteristics and an even lighter weight.
Theo de Blic (1st), Tim Alongi (2nd) and Bicho Carrera (3rd) managed to step on the 2019 podium of the most interesting Acro event of the moment, the Acro Game.
The championship, also Open FAI, took place between the 21st and 26th of July, and , although the organizers had to change the venue due to the meteorology, the brave decision ended up being accurate. Four tasks could take place.
Flow Spectra and 777 Gambit allowed to participate at Macedonia The Free Flight Commission ruled that both models anyhow meet the purpose of the CCC certification and therefore allows their participation in the Paragliding World Championship that starts next Monday Aug 5th, as stated in their announcement.
The Austrian firm proposes the Vivo as an evolution paraglider, which will provide the pilot with confidence to fly under all conditions. It also introduces a new reserve.
Successfully tested in the 2019 edition of the hard Red Bull X-Alps competition, this wing is introduced as a new generation two liner, lighter and easier to handle, for the most demanding cross country pilots.
On the 15th of February 2019, two paragliders were soaring above the Horcones Valley that leads to Aconcagua. The Czech Gabriel Mazur and his French buddy Jean-Baptiste Chandesris completed the ascent of the highest summit of Americas and paraglided down from it. This expedition for them was a preparation for higher objectives in the Himalayas. I was lucky to meet with Gabriel in Mendoza, Argentina, where he told me about his flight from one of the seven summits
Nova offers very light weight and good performance for the first of their wings showing the new visual design of the brand. EN-A certified for almost all its sizes.
The most fun tournament of the Acro scene will have its 4th edition this week in Organya, Spain, where 15 of the best pilots of the discipline will face each other in direct duels to decide the best of them.