Aerodynamic, performance and comfort combined in our new Energy XC
May 17, 2013 ... We complete our popular harness range with the new Energy XC harness for competition pilots which is very comfortable and greatly equipped - of course with the well-known ICARO quality and the ICARO Edelweiß....More info ... Energy XC
Super Paragliding Testival 2013 - ATTENTION: Appointment Change
May 16, 2013
CANCELLED – Super Paragliding Testival 2013 postponed to unknown date!!
The decision has been made: Due to bad weather forecast the testival needs to be postponed once more to a later date in summer.
As soon as we have the new date we will inform you immediately.
May 8, 2013 This moment we received the following information from the organizer of the Super Paragliding Testival : ".... because of the very bad weather forecast we decided to postpone the testival to the next weekend - 18th - 20th May 2013" ...
Thank you for your understanding - we are looking forward to meeting you during the Whitsun weekend in Kössen!
We are on tour ... Testival in Greifenburg, Austria
April 25, 2013 ... testflying this weekend - come to Greifenburg. Here you can fly with all actual paragliders and harness models. "We are on tour " for YOU!
NEW - Internet-Shop of ICARO paraglidersMarch 30, 2013 Our new Internet-Shop is online. Please look immedeately - wir are looking forward to your shopping!
New Flight suit ICEMAN2
March 22, 2013 ... the new ICARO flight suit - ICEMAN 2 - is now available. This an all year round-overall and a must for every paragliding pilot: Functional, comfortable, trendy and can be used all year round. In the cold season one wears some warm clothing underneath - in summer a short trouser and a T-Shirt is sufficient. Because of the new material "Taslan" it is wind-proof, water-repellent, breathable, hard-wearing, dries fast and is dirt-repellent... And it looks fab! A neutral colour combination which matches most colours and of course with the Edelweiss embroidery in front and the back... more information soon in our online shopStart the Shop..."
We are on tour ... Testival in Sillian
March 28, 2013 ... testflying during the Easter weekend - come to our testival in Sillian. Here you can fly with all actual paragliders and harness models. "We are on tour " for YOU!
Testival in Bassano del Grappa
March 19, 2013 ... because of the very bad weather forecast we had to cancel the testival for the last weekend. Now we plan the testival in Bassano del Grappa for this weekend! 23. + 24. March - testflying of all actual paragliders and harness models. We are looking forward to you! More infos here ...
Feb 25, 2013 ... picked up bits of new knowlegde at the Thermik-exhibition? Time to test fly new innovations at the Stubai-Cup. The opportunity to test our gliders and harnesses. We will be at the Stubai-Cup on Saturday and Sunday (9th and 10th March 2013).
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
It was GREAT - THERMIK-exhibition 2013
Feb 25, 2013 Nice people - great atmosphere - interesting news- huge curiosity - the day passed far too quickly - many compliments - ICARO-concert at the booth with Thomas Langer - fantastic lecture from our designer Michael Nesler ..... these are just a few points about the Thermik-exhibition 2013.
All in all: It was a great day! Thank you very much for your visit. It was good to meet you all again and we are delighted to have met so many new people!
exhibition THERMIK 2013
Feb 18, 2013 Please don´t forget it: Next Saturday, 23rd February 2013, THERMIK exhibition in Sindelfingen takes place. As every year is it the biggest paragliding indoor exhibiton in the German-speaking area and for sure we are there! We are looking forward to meet you and show you there our news 2013.
TSO - explained by video ...
Feb 18, 2013 ... get the most out of your glider
The revolution in paragliding
Have fun watching ...
Super record flight with Maverick 2.2 in BrasilFeb 04, 2013 We are sitting in terrible weather conditions here but only on the other side of the world impressive records are flown: New record flight from Falko Fischer in Brasil with his ICARO Maverick 2.2! Falko wrote us an e-mail: 279,13 km .... obviously the triangle in the OLC competition gets more points - see the successful triangle flights of Uli, Werner and Co. but I think that it is the widest distance flown with Mav2 - isn´t it? I was alone - nobody to fetch me - only spot and a live insurance.... At the moment I am on the 17th place in the open class on World XContest ....." Congratulation Falko - well done!!!
Want to test an ICARO glider?
Jan 24, 2013 Of course we are going to be very active again this year in order to enable all pilots to test fly our innovative products. You will find us in many different areas and of course in the "Hot spots". Have a look at our event section: There you will find all testivals for 2013. The list is being updated all the time so keep looking. If a testival needs to be cancelled due to bad waether we give notice. Take the chance and test fly one of our new products - especially in the spring thermals this can be real fun! We look forward to meeting you!
2013 - The new year starts with fantastic EDELWEISS-clothing collection offers...
Jan 11, 2013 For this upcoming season we wish all customers and those who may become new customers "happy landings" at all times.
Our clothing stocks are sorted out at the moment and new products will come in their place - therefore we are radically selling all clothing to reduced prices in our "Outlet Store - Shop". Order fast since all offers only last as long as we have stock of them.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !Dez 24, 2012 Merry Christmas to everybody! We are closed from Dez 24, 2012 until Jan 4, 2013.
Into the wild: Hike & Fly tour from Kampenwand (D) to Bassano (I)Nov 30, 2012 The recipe is well-known brilliant easy. With the paraglider from Kampenwand (D) to Bassano (I), on impulse. In the air, by foot or which way however. Four men with big backpacks on tour over the Alps. Minzi, Werner, Boxi & Robert-special guest: Tom.
the roadmovie of their adventure August 2012:
Into the wild (part 1)
Into the wild (part 2)
Strong words for the WILDCAT TE ...Nov 5, 2012 After the first flight season with the WILDCAT TE we asked our customers: "Honestly, how does it fly?" The answer was an enthusiastic and detailed feedback. Besides, the code for success is amazingly easy: give your design team the chance to rework an already high-class wing once again, then it becomes perfect. And this is much appreciated by pilots and also by experts! Read here the feedback ...
Make the most of your glider ...Oct 28, 2012 ... with the TSO (Trim Speed Optimizer)! Unique from ICARO paragliders available on all ICARO paragliders of the new generation. From beginning 2013 WILDCAT TE and MAVERICK 2.2 will be delivered with TSO standard, at CYBER TE it is planned during the saeson 2013. Detailed description, pictures and instructions you can find here ...
Cancelled due to bad weather: Testival in Bassano del GrappaOct 24, 2012 ... we prolong the flight season by going to Bassano/Italy next long weekend (31st October until 04th November 2012). You will find best flight conditions there. We will bring along our product range and Arne will be happy to give advise. You can find us at the landing space of the flight school AirPark Montegrappa. Take on this opportunity to test fly your favorite glider for the next season perhaps and use those thermals... We are looking forward to meeting you there....
A lot of fun ...Oct 18, 2012 ... The childern of the Kindergarden "Childern under the rainbow" in Kössen/Austria had a lot of fun when we handed over a donation which we collected at our summer festival back ih August. Now they can buy new games und craft material and who knows if some of them might become a pilot one day...? We wish the Kindergarden a lot of fun and we would like to say thank you for the warm welcome!
Closing times cable cars for autumn inspection 2012Oct 12, 2012 Most of the cable cars in Germany, Austria will close within the next weeks their autumn inspection. And will open again begin/mid of December. Time for Hike & Fly! For those of you who want to know the hours of revision in detail, we collected the most important deadlines for you ...
Competition season 2012
Sept 27, 2012
A good competition season is finished. Unfortunately we did not manage a first place but our team pilots were successful nevertheless. And the most important: No accidents!
Our young "chick" - Théo de Blic - managed to get 5th place in his first international Acro competition and in the French ranking he even reached 3rd place. SUPER Théo - keep going!
Our German XC-pilots could achieve good results in the sports class: Uli Strasser 3rd and Werner Schütz 4th. Congratulations to both!
In Austria our team pilot Hermann Raninger also managed a 2nd place in the senior XC ...
To all pilots who fly ICARO gliders in competitions, never mind in what category: Congrats to you all - fabulous achievements, your dedication and THANK YOU for all your trust in ICARO paragliders....
..... It was GREAT!Sept 25, 2012 COUPE ICARE St Hilaire France was a great success! Back from an exhausting but very successful trade fair. Thanks to all partners who came to visit us. We could present our newest innovations which you all will be able to see in various medias in due course. Our french importer Marc from Thermiczone (http://www.thermiczone.com/) could make new contacts and we can say: FRANCE we are coming full force!
Coupe Icare in St. Hilaire, France
Sept 11, 2012 ... every year again - the probably craziest and spectacularest event in the paragliding scene - the Coupe Icare in St. Hilaire, France. This year from 20. - 23. September. This international paragliding meeting with exhibition, air and acro show, masking flights is popular as no other event. Are you there too? We look forward to meeting you on our booth.
NEW - CYBER TE information video
ICARO paragliders - summerparty 2012Aug 21, 2012 "..let's have a party .... " was the motto of our already well known and legendary summer party. For the thrid time we celebrated with many pilots and ICARO friends a very nice and "hot" party. Hot because the temperatures were absolutely scorching. Most comfortable it was up in the air where most pilots rescued themselves into. We had a great big cake with our logo on it and the money received for it was donated to the local Kindergarden in Kössen. We had a few small competitions where one could win nice little prices and finally an ENERGY CROSS 2 at the tombola in the end which was won by a pilot from Austria/Steiermark. Thank you for coming if you came and if you didn't please come next time - we always have a lot of fun!
new: LITE 105 & LITE 120 light-weight reserve parachutesAug 14, 2012 A new development with the well-practised technique: our new light-weight rescues with some new features and innovative improvements. Since safety is our main concern we have not scaled down the surface area of the rescue but used much lighter and high quality materials! ...
This harness is made for walk & fly: Energy Cross²Aug 8, 2012 The Energy Cross² is a reversible paragliding harness, light and extremely pleasant to fly, with a highly comfortable rucksack, that makes the climb to take off a pleasure ...
Summer party 18th August 2012 :: the programAug 1, 2012 Time flies! In just three weeks we throw this year's ICARO summer party. As usual, in Kössen. As usual, we thought up a coloured program for you. Call in, make a few flights, win with the raffle and enjoy the food! We are looking forward to you. Here is the program ...
new - CYBER TE presentation videoJuly 25, 2012 "CYBER TE - offical wing of your dreams" is the title of the newest video of Xandi Meschuh. And he has let off steam: the style is a little bit like in the 60s, the colours psychedelic, the story witty. So completely unusual for a beginner's wing. However, CYBER TE itself is also unusual! A lot of fun while watching ...
CYBER TE - now also in size XS and new picturesJuly 25, 2012 There is CYBER TE now down to light-weight 55 kg take off weight. You find the official test flight report of the DHV for CYBER TE XS here ...
Here it goes to the new pictures ...
Testival Greifenburg, Austria on 27. - 29. JulyJuly 25, 2012 Due to the huge demand we decided to come to the hot spot "Greifenburg" once again to the comeing weekend. We have all of our gliders and harnesse with us and are happy to meet you, chat and give advise. You will find us at the camping site / landing place Nr. 115. We look forward to meeting you...
CANCELLED - Testival Greifenburg on 21. + 22. JulyJuly 19, 2012 We are very sorry - because of the bad weather forecast we have to cancel the testival in Greifenburg for the comeing weekend - 21st + 22nd July - too.
"Nikita 3" Big success for Xandi - 1st place in Bejing / ChinaJuly 4, 2012 Our Austrian team pilot Xandi Meschuh won the big Acro Showevent made in Bejing / China. 2nd place Gabor Kez (Hungary) and Tafael Goberna (Brazil)made the 3rdplace. Xandi with his ICARO Nikita 3 had big success in the Synchro-competition too - together with Nicole Schmidt he got third place. Congratulation Xandi!!!
WILDCAT TE new in size XXSJuly 2, 2012 Just pretty 18 m² area flat, 15 m² area projected. WILDCAT TE XXS has been adjusted perfectly and exactly to a take off weight of 62 kg by our test pilot Gudrun Öchsl. Its handling is sparkling without demanding too much, trim speed is optimal. The first female pilot, who flies it now, is inspired: "Finally a wing that I control not the other way round. And, nevertheless, I'm still highest in the thermals!" Find all the technical data here ...
brand new: TSO (trim speed optimizer)June 29, 2012 Forget that your wing flies slower if you fly it at the lower weight limit. We have the solution ...
WILDCAT TE in orange spotted in the wildJune 4, 2012 New pictures of the WILDCAT TE in brand hot orange colours. Enjoy the pictures of our last photo shootings ...
Sensational day for OLC: Distance flying at its best!
May 10, 2012
– heights up to 3.600 metres – light north wind and the sky was full of OLC-XC-pilots in Pustertal. Werner Schütz (MAVERICK 2.2) starts from Gerente (Italy) his longest flight: 236,7 km FAI-triangle in 09:08 h and this performance gets him to 3rd place in the sport class ranking. He flies with team pilot Uli Strasser (MAVERICK 2.2) and Oli Teubert. Those three lead the sports class for years now. The day starts at 09:30 am in Arnthal and goes over Grossglockner, then into the west to Ridnauntal and over Sterzing back to Brixen in order to stretch the last arm in the evening towards the East.
Werner's flight (236,7 km), Uli's flight (208,3 km) und Oli's flight (252,9 km).
Super Paragliding Testival 2012 - great days!
May 5, 2012Short and sweet: these were great days with great flyable weather, more than 4,000 launches and more than 2,000 visitors! Again the event has set up as one of the biggest aviation events of the world. Numerous female pilots and pilots used the excellent opportunity to fly the ICARO wings of the newest generation. Our test wings and harnesses were continuously in use. Thank you very much for the very good feedbacks to our gliders! The praise of our customers is our motivation and confirmation to be on the right way. It has also pleased us that our ladies' T-shirts were completely "robbed". New ones are already ordered.
Who had no time this weekend, there are still many opportunities this summer to test ICARO wings and harnesses (detailled dates on events).
Looking back the SPT was a full success. We are already looking for the SPT next year.
How modern and wonderful easy paragliding can be ...May 2, 2012 From May on available: the brand-new CYBER TE. Our aim was to develop a paraglider of the class A which raises the bar in terms of easily usable performance. Besides, it was above all important to us not to do this at the expenses of security and easiness. The CYBER TE is a highly modern wing of class EN A with an unusual relation of stability and performance. Easy, agile and in new light-weight construction. It trimm speed is is class-compliant, with its speed system fantastic +10 km/h can be got out. Extremely well how we find. Read more ...
New importer for Italy: Alberto Nonnis di Yeti ExtremeApr 17, 2012 New importer for Italy is Alberto Nonnis of Yeti Extreme. Alberto will look after all interests around products ICARO paragliders in Italy. Competent consultation and reliable service are natural for him. You find Alberto in Caprino Veronese in the south of lake of Garda or better at www.yetiextreme.com.
Closing times cable cars for spring inspection 2012Apr 17, 2012 Most of the cable cars in Germany, Austria are closed now for their spring inspection. But a few of them will open already on April, 28th again. And a few are still running, e.g. Nebelhorn, Wank, Hochries, Mittag, Monte Baldo (I) and Hirzer (I). For those of you who want to know the hours of revision in detail, we collected the most important deadlines for you ...
Happy EasterApril 7, 2012 ..... although the Easterweather doesn´t let feel springtime in our hearts we want wish HAPPY EASTER to all our ICARO paragliders pilots.
Our team pilot Bubi Herold is thinking optimistically and he is looking forward to the next flyable days with his new Maverick 2.2.
Welcome in the ICARO paragliders XC-team!March 30, 2012 We are happy about a new member in our XC team. Hermann Raninger, Austrian "XC crack" is flying on Maverick 2.2 again. After a successful "probationary year" he decided to stay at the ICARO paragliders team and his Maverick 2.2.
Welcome and much success!
Colourful Spring collection from ICARO paraglidersMarch 23, 2012 Spring has arrived finally! Time to wear colourful T-shirts from the ICARO paragliders collection. Fresh colours combined with functional and high quality clothing. Welcome spring time! More information and ordering in our shop ...
New: WILDCAT TE brandnew thermal & xc glider ...March 13, 2012 ... available from now on. 1 kg lighter, faster and an again we took the edge of its extreme flight behaviour compared to its brother WILDCAT. Its rising performance in thermals is brilliant and flying it simply makes a lot of fun! ...
XC season 2012March 08, 2012 In time for the season start our German XC-Team consisting of Uli Strasser, Werner Schütz und Bubi Herold got their new Maverick 2.2. We wish the "Edelweiss"- pilots a successful and accident-free flight season and best cross country weather. With the new team colours they will beam down from the skys -watch out- of course with the Edelweiss in the canopy. When this picture was taken Bubi had gone skiing so he is not on the photo. (hand over by Wolfgang Kaiser - ICARO boss in the middle).
STUBAICUP 2012Feb 29, 2012 Don't forget: From 2nd to 4th of March 2012 the STUBAICUP 2012 takes place in Neustift at the landing site "Elferlift / Flugschule Parafly". Of course you can find us there with all of our Demo gliders and harnesses. Take this oppertunity to test our newest products in the spring thermals. The forecast promises great weather... it will be a super event! We look forward to meeting you there!
THERMIK fair 2012 - SindelfingenFeb 20, 2012 It was a turbulent day - the 18th February. There was big interest in our new ICARO paragliders range themed "TE - Technical Evolution". Many new products were presented. Congratulation to the winner of the Iceman flight suit at our game "pack es in das Überraschungsei". Many thanks to all visitors of our booth and to all our ICARO paragliders fans...
Upgrade for the MAVERICK²: improved version 2.2Feb 11, 2012 A bit faster trim and minor changes, this is the new version 2.2. Long time test of the MAVERICK² M by two of the best german XC pilots and ICARO's competition pilots worldwide in the course of summer 2011, as well as the completion of the sizes S and L in autumn 2011, have proved small, but effective changes at MAVERICK² M ...
Win an ICEMAN flight suit on the THERMIK fairFeb 1, 2012 Equipped with brand-new Titan-Flex battens a complete paraglider profile goes into a Kinder Egg without damaging it. Try it! Squeeze it inside and win!
New in the shop: Hip bags in two sizesJan 26, 2012 Handy and chic: new ICARO hip bags in two sizes and styles. Images and details here ...
Cross Country Magazine: test report ENERGY CROSSJan 16, 2012 " ICARO ENERGY CROSS - Good for hike-and-fly as well as everyday use ..... While much of the competition uses relatively simple carrying systems, Icaro have sought to differentiate their product from the rest by providing a system worthy of a full mountaineering rucksack".
Read the complete test here ...