Icarus X Series Race Format
Unlike the main race which is point to point the X Series have circular race routes starting and finishing in the same place. After registering we'll check you pass the entry requirements and you may be asked to perform a test flight and landing which varies for Adventure & Race Division pilots. At the pilot briefing we'll introduce the route, the rules and the protocol for using your satellite tracking device.
Once the race begins we'll be at HQ closely monitoring all pilot flights so the spectators can stay up to date with the race as it unfolds. Once all the pilots are back in we'll slap each other on the backs and hand out the much coveted trophies and follow it all up with a knees up.
Adventure vs Race Division
The Icarus X Series is open to all-comers (assuming you can fly) whether you're on the main Icarus race or you just want to give real cross country racing a shot. It's also the best training you can do for the main Icarus Trophy.
To take part in the X series you need not to be rubbish at flying. We don't particularly want to help you down from an electricity pylon or sit in a room with loads of angry officials. So we've come up with a simple test we will use to check your not rubbish at flying.
Perform engine off landing from 500ft to within 40m of a target
Perform engine off landing from 500ft to within 10m of a target
If you're not sure if you've got the skills it's easy enough to get up to speed even if you've never flown before (you need to put some time in though). We've even developed some specialised training courses with our training partners. Contact us for the latest course dates and info.