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Coupe Icare 2017: 21-24 September

The famous Coupe Icare is on the horizon – expect thousands of pilots and tens of thousands of spectators to converge on the small village of St Hilaire du Touvet near Grenoble, France over the weekend of 21-24 September 2017. Cross Country will be there – come and say hello at our stand in the […]

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Faces from the Coupe Icare 2016

The Coupe Icare festival’s famous masquerade launch is the year’s most colourful – and silliest – flying spectacle. To capture the essence of 2016’s extravaganza, we set up a mobile studio in the sun – and photographed some of the most dazzling entrants. See what’s in the rest of Issue 175

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Skyman Single Skin

Coupe Icare 2016: All the new gear for 2017

From Niviuk’s new Bi Skin 2 P tandem, which weighs just 3.3kg, to Skyman’s single skin Sir Edmund glider, which may soon be certified ENB, don’t miss our essential, bumper guide to all the new gear from this year’s Coupe Icare festival. See what’s in the rest of Issue 175

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Coupe Icare storm damage. Photo: Richard Gallon

Coupe Icare 2015: Opens with a bang

The 42nd Coupe Icare started with a bang on Thursday as thunder, lightning and wind blew in, bringing torrential rain and 100km/h gusts. The result was the near destruction of the main cinema tent on the South Launch, and substantial damage to one of the main trade marquees. Despite a brief respite that allowed some […]

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Advance Lightness 2

Coupe Icare 2014: Advance Lightness 2

Simon from Advance takes us on a tour of the new Advance Lightness 2, launched at the Coupe Icare 2014 in St Hilaire du Touvet in France. • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Subscribe to Cross Country. Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero Home

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Ozone F-Light 99g

Coupe Icare 2014: Ozone F-Light 99g harness

Ozone’s Russell Ogden introduces the prototype F-Light harness – at 99g it’s the lightest paragliding harness ever. Filmed at the Coupe Icare festival in France, September 2014. • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Subscribe to Cross Country. Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero Home

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Coupe Icare 2014 Video Roundup: See the best

The Coupe Icare 2014 is over for another year. Here’s a selection of some of the best videos showcasing this year’s amazing festival. Some of the fancy dress launches from the Coupe Icare 2014 – the masquerade flying is the highlight of the four day festival. A great round up of Day 3 – in French. Synchro […]

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Flytec vario

Coupe Icare 2014: Coming up with Flytec

Joerg Ewald popped by the Cross Country stand at the Coupe Icare 2014 to give us a sneak preview on what is coming up from Flytec in the next few months. • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Subscribe to Cross Country. Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero Home

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Felix Rodriguez

Coupe Icare 2014: Felix Rodriguez at the South Launch

Felix Rodriuguez, paragliding acro pioneer and ace comp pilot, talks paragliding, acro, competition, friends and flying at the Coupe Icare 2014 in St Hilaire du Touvet, France. • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Subscribe to Cross Country. Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero Home

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The poster for 2014's Coupe Icare was designed by Valérie Dumas, www.valeriedumas.com

Coupe Icare 2014: 18-21 September

The 41st Coupe Icare, the world’s biggest hang gliding, paragliding and paramotoring festival, starts on Thursday 18 September 2014. Some 100,000 people are expected to attend over the course of the four day event. Held in the small village of St Hilaire du Touvet in the hills above Grenoble, France, the aerial Woodstock attracts visitors […]

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Clement Latour. Photo: Red Bull X-Alps

Coupe Icare 2013 podcast: Clement Latour + Catherine Mouligne + Icaro + Valic Brothers

http://www.xcmag.com/audio/Coupe-Icare-2013.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe Coupe Icare saw great weather over the weekend as tens of thousands of pilots and spectators descended on the small mountain village of St Hilaire de Touvet in the French Alps for four days of flying fun. In this special half-hour […]

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Coupe Icare 2013: Celebrating 40 years

Live streaming from the Coupe Icare Saturday 21 September 12.30-3.30pm local time Link to this video The Coupe Icare, the four day free flight festival that marks the end of the European summer flying season starts on Thursday 19 September. This is the 40th anniversary of the Coupe Icare, which is held each year in […]

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Coupe Icare 2012: Live Blog

Free flight’s biggest festival is on from 20-23 September and is expected to attract 60,000 visitors over the four day weekend.

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Coupe Icare festival 2012: dates announced

The Coupe Icare free flight festival 2012 takes place from 20 – 23 September at St Hilaire du Touvet, France.

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Ozone's XXLite and Sol's One jointly won the Jean-Marc Mouligne prize for innovation from the Cercle de l'Homme Volant at the 2011 Coupe Icare

Sol and Ozone share prize for innovation

This year Sol and Ozone share the Jean-Marc Mouligné prize for innovation

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Coupe Icare 2011: St Hilaire blog

All the action from the Coupe Icare. Who made the XCmag wall of fame?

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XC360 2011 short film competition: Vote Now!

Top three short films destined for the silver screen at St Hilaire

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Coupe Icare 2011: film festival entries announced

With only a few days until the Coupe Icare film festival, the film entries have been announced.

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St Hil AirTour 2011: 289 km mini X-Alps in France

The St Hil AirTour is a 289km hike-and-fly race that starts and finishes at the French hotspot of free-flight that is St Hilaire du Touvet

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Live: The Coupe Icare 2010

Cross Country is at the Coupe Icare in St Hilaire du Touvet, France. We’ll be blogging on this page so check back over the weekend for updates. If you’re heading to the festival, come and visit us on stand B21

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