19 Friday 19 July Society Event

Icarus Cup 2013

Come and watch the Icarus Cup for human powered flight, the event is free for the public to watch. Flying takes place daily between 06.00-09.00 and 18.00-22.00 daily (weather permitting). 

The main airfield car park is closed between 17.00 - 08.00 so you should use the Aviator Hotel car park and come through the restaurant/bar to reach the airfield.

Follow @AeroSociety (#IcarusCup2013) and the Royal Aeronautical Society Facebook page for up to date information and we'll be posting regular reports on the Society news pages.

The second Human Powered Aircraft (HPA) 2013 Icarus Cup will take place at Sywell Aerodrome. The competition is designed to progress the sport from occasional records attempts into a viable activity and will feature a number of challenges, for which the successful team will be crowned the second winners of the Royal Aeronautical Society HPA Icarus Cup 2013.

Taking place over a period of 9 days between 19th and 28th July 2013, competing teams will try and complete the following series of challenges designed to test all aspects of Human Powered Flight.

1) Duration
2) A 200m sprint race
3) A 1km race
4) A slalom course
5) A takeoff performance and landing accuracy task
6) Distance around a triangular course


For teams interested in competing in this competition, please read the rules and regulations. To enter your team, please download and complete the entry form.

Please send entry forms to:
Conference and Events Department
Royal Aeronautical Society,
No 4. Hamilton Place
London, W1J 7BQ
United Kingdom

Or contact Kirsten Scully on +44 (0)20 7670 4345, or email conference@aerosociety.com  


Full flying membership of the BHPA is required and automatically provides the required level of competitor insurance.
Contact BHPA: Telephone 0116 289 4316. Email: office@bhpa.co.uk. Other insurance arrangements are available.



Event venue:
Sywell Aerodrome

Hall Farm, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BN


When:Friday, 19 July 2013 12:00 - Sunday, 28 July 2013 12:00

Type:Society Event

Specialist Grp:Human Powered

Location:Sywell Aerodrome view map

Related: Icarus HPA Cup 2013 Entry Form
Icarus Cup Rules and Regulations
Icarus Cup 2013 Flyer
Human Powered Flight

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