The Icarus Trophy is a 2 week unsupported air race on Paramotors. It's the first air race of it's kind.
These are our Pioneers:
UK | 42 | Doctor
A Rickshaw Run veteran. He discovered paramotoring after watching our Icarus Trophy video. This, he claims, was the reason he was born.
UK | 35 | Company Director
Flying with a paramotor for a year, he is also an experienced windsurfer and sailor.
Matthew Crackett - Team Wing It
UK | 42 | Barber
UK | 35 | IT Geek
Mongol Rally veteran and adventurer, Marcus was a skydiver who has picked up Paramotoring for the Trophy.
Canada | 58
A Clipper Round the World alum from 2014. The Chief Engineer on the Henri Lloyd Team, they won the race. Apparently the Trophy is the "next logical step."
Kristan Fischer - Team Paradrenalin
Australia | 28 | Outdoor Education Instructor
Veteran of the Mototaxi Junket and a pioneer Ice Runner. He's training with World Champion PPG pilot Ryan Shaw from Paradrenalin.
UK | 29 | Event Manager
UK | 49 | Painter
At the time of sign up, Bobby had five years experience paramotoring. He has also taken to the skies in a one man balloon and an Only Fools and Horses Reliant Rialto.
UK | 28 | Trader
Goaded into applying by his friend and teammate Harrison Waugh, Edward is about to move to Switzerland where paramotoring is illegal. Until then, he has been training hard with Skyschool.
USA | 33 | Cancer Research Scientist
He has grown up with tales of his uncles aviation exploits and now Hank feels it's his turn. If only he wasn't a bit uncomfortable with heights.
USA | 26
Mongol Rally veteran and experienced traveller, Sylvan is returning to the stamping ground of his childhood to compete in the Icarus.
Adventurists HQ - Mr Tom
UK | 36 | Founder of The Adventurists and The Icarus Trophy
There are few words that would adequately describe Mr Tom. Nuts is one contender.
UK | 40
An experienced motorcyclist who grew up in the Australian Outback. Trained by Skyschool.
UK | 27
A Mongol Rally 2013 Veteran who describes himself as a "whisky drinker, hard rocker and adrenaline junky."
UK | 36 | Instructor at Team Fly Halo
A Paramotorist since 2005, he loved it so much he co-founded Team Fly Halo. He claims to have coined the phrase 'Para-Camping." He'll be flying with Ryan Southwell.
Australia | 33
In June 2015 Claire couldn't drive or fly. She's just completed the 10 000 mile Mongol Rally in a Bedford Van and the Icarus Trophy is next.
Italy | 32 | Engineer
He likes speed riding and paragliding but when he signed up, claimed to have little experience of anything that doesn't come with a hill to jump off.
USA | 52 | IT Tech
A Two-time Mongol Rally and Mototaxi Junket veteran, Don's ready to be a Adventurists pioneer.
Switzerland | 30
She's got three years paragliding experience and is confident she can build on these skills to make it to the finish line in time for the party.
UK | 29 | Solicitor
A Rickshaw Run Veteran from 2008, he just qualified as a solicitor and wants to do something "different and, if possible, batshit crazy."
UK | 34
Howard plans on packing "a toothbrush, bank card and a flack jacket" and is confident he'll have everything he needs.
USA | 35
A regular pilot who loves paramotors and base jumping.
USA | 40
A Paramotorist for 3 years and experienced adventurer. Ryan completed his advanced training in 2014. He was trained by Shane Denherder.
USA | 29 | Software Engineer
He has completed the Mongol Rally and sailed across Seattle's largest lake in a bathtub. Now he's decided to take on the Icarus.
Jason Taylor - Team Wing It
UK | 32 | Carpenter
UK | 32
UK | 31
A former Royal Navy Pilot turned property developer. He hopes to "have a ruddy awesome time and come back with all limbs attached please."
UK | 28
Harrison describes himself as a 'steadfast outdoorsman' although Paramotoring was new to him when he signed up. He'll be flying with Edward Hamilton.
USA | 34
A Paramotor enthusiast and USPPA rated instructor.