13 Friday 13 July Society Event

Icarus Cup for Human Powered Aircraft

The inaugural HPA Icarus Cup, taking place at Lasham Gliding Society from 13-22 July, will commemorate the 51st anniversary of Human Powered Flight at Lasham Airfield.

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The competition is designed to progress the sport from occasional record attempts into a viable activity and will feature a number of challenges, for which the successful team will be crowned the first ever winners of the Royal Aeronautical Society HPA Icarus Cup 2012. Taking place over a period of 9 days, competing teams will try and complete the following series of challenges designed to test all aspects of Human Powered Flight.

  • Duration
  • A 200m sprint race
  • A 1Km race
  • A Slalom Course
  • A take off and landing accuracy task
  • Distance around a trianugular course

The winning team will recieve a financial prize whilst the pilot who accumulates the most points will receive the trophy prize of the inaugural Icarus Cup.

Teams who wish to compete are required to download and return a completed copy of the Entry Form, along with all the required insurance and payment documentation to conference@aerosociety.com or by post by to the address below by Friday 15 June 2012.

Conference & Events Department
Royal Aeronautical Society
No. 4 Hamilton Place

Please note, this is not a public event and those who wish to attend as a spectator at Lasham Airfield during the competition must be members of Lasham Gliding Society's. Daily membership is £9.25 per day and can be paid in cash one a membership form has been completed.

Flying will take place between 05.30 and 09.00am on 14-22 July and the tasks set up the Competition Director each day will take into account weather conditions.

Recommended reading for all participants can be found on their website including details about membership and accommodation options and prices.

Please Note: All competing teams and their members are liable to pay a membership fee to Lasham Gliding Society for the duration of the competition. The RAeS has been able to negotiate preferrential rates of £400 for the duration of the event for teams of up to 6. For further information on these rates please contact Zenon Marcynski at Lasham Gliding Society via manager@lasham.org.uk or +44 (0)1256 384900.


Event venue:
Lasham Airfield, Alton, Hants, GU34 5SS

Lasham Gliding Society


When:Friday, 13 July 2012 13:00 - Sunday, 22 July 2012 10:00

Type:Society Event

Specialist Grp:Human Powered

Location:Lasham Airfield, Alton, Hants, GU34 5SS view map

Related: Icarus HPA Cup Entry Form
Icarus HPA Cup Rules & Regulations
Human Powered Flight

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