Tucker Gott gewinnt die Icarus Trophy 2017 – in nur 4 Tagen
Die Icarus Trophy ist als das “World’s Toughest Air Race”, bei dem Motorgleitschirm Piloten lange Strecken ohne Support fliegen. Das Rennen ist eine echte Herausforderung, für die sich nicht viele von uns entscheiden würden.
Hier der Bericht vom Wettkampf:
During Icarus Trophy 2017, on the 24th September several pilots took off from Polson (Montana) to fly approximately 1100 nm long route and land in Mesquite (Nevada).
Young American pilot – Tucker Gott – won the Race overtaking by far all the other competitors. He completed 1200 miles route in just 4 days flying Ozone Freeride 19. Tucker video recorded all flights and created a series of short videos sharing his extraordinary experience with wider public.
Tucker Gott reports: „The Icarus Trophy race is an adventure I have wanted to complete since its inception. This year’s race started in Polson, Montana and ended in Mesquite, Nevada. There was a mandatory check point in Monument Valley which stretched the entire course to about 1,200 miles. I had the goal of completing the race as safely as possible and to the best of my ability. By the end of the race, I was blown away by the variety of amazing landscapes I had covered and the unique experiences I had encountered. The 19m Freeride gave me the efficiency to complete 100+ mile legs and the ease of launch to get me out of super tight landing areas. Overall, the Icarus Trophy was a life changing experience and opened my eyes to the world of unsupported cross country“
All ground pictures: Sophie Bolesworth