Fancy dress paragliders fill the French Alps sky

T TV Monday 24/September/2018 18:17 PM
By: Times News Service

Around 150 pilots from France and beyond flew delta planes and paraglided for a special carnival in the sky over the French Alps on Saturday. Thousands of spectators watched people dressed as Queen Elizabeth, Formula 1 cars, or drummers flying through the sky. Every year since 1974, the small village of Saint-Hilaire hosts one of the biggest delta plane and paragliding festivals in France, the Icare Cup. In 1987, the "masquerade contest" or Icaranaval was created, awarding a pilot with a best costume prize.