German paragliding manufacturer Icaro Paragliders was founded ten years ago by Wolfgang and Vera Kaiser.
Ten years on they say they have a highly motivated and future-orientated team, including Gudrun Öchsl, Alexander Meschuh and Michael Nesler – the team who brought us the popular Acrobatics book – whose philosophy is, and always has been, more about quality and customer service than a quest to earn money. Need a fast repair, a rescue packed or a 2-year inspection? Pop by, they say, and you will be served coffee and cake while the workshop does the job straight away.
Icaro use only European materials, and say they always test their gliders to well beyond the DHV’s requirements, to ensure that even over- or under-loaded gliders are safe.
To move into their second decade, Icaro have created a new-look website and a new logo: The edelweiss, they say, “symbolises all that is important to us: nature, mountains, Alps, enjoyment and flying!”
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