The whole history of the Coupe Icare in one book!


On May 11, 1974 for the first time ever, a group of flyers launched into the skies of the Isère and launched hang gliding in France.
In Saint-Hilaire du Touvet, a few gutsy aventurers pitched in to the purchase of a Delta wing.
They founded the first club and organized the first hang gliding competition….

45 years later, the Coupe Icare is recognized worldwide as the « go to » event for professionals and passionate pilots of all air sport disciplines.

Packed with surprises, performances, daring feats and innovations, it hosts an international Trade Fair for manufacturers and other professionals, a Free Flight Film Festival, and an ongoing aerial spectacle culminating in an outstanding Costumed Flight Contest.

This surprising story is recounted in this book that assembles some of the best images of the Coupe Icare over decades.

Price : 29.50€.

This book has received financial support from the Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region and the Community of Communes Le Grésivaudan

To flip through the first pages of the book: download the following file !

premières pages du livre.pdf