Final standings of Gordon Bennett 2015

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Here are the final standings after a truly amazing Gordon Bennett 2015 balloon race. Swiss-2 squeezed every last drop out of their balloon last night and landed in 3rd place. Pilots have been tested fully since launching on friday evening. Decisions to land early are always disappointing, but a leaking balloon of USA-1 and thunderstorms in the night gave four teams no choice. We have watched balloon flying at its finest and the organisers, pilots, crews and helpers can all be proud of a job well done.

Congratulations for all participants!

Szeged Balloon Cup 2015

Invitation / Meghívó: Szeged Balloon Cup 2015

Organiser / Szervező: Szegedi Közlekedési Kft.

Schedule / Tervezett program

Thursday / Csütörtök 17/09/2015

19:00 General Briefing / Általános eligazítás

Frida-Saturday / Péntek-szombat 18-19/09/2015

  • 05:30 Briefing / eligazítás
  • 16:00 Briefing / eligazítás

Sunday / Vasárnap 20/09/2015

  • 05:30 Briefing / eligazítás
  • 12:00 Awards Ceremony / Eredményhirdetés

Propane price: 250 HUF + 27% VAT / kg
Gáz ár: 250 HUF + ÁFA / kg

Entry fee is 30.000 HUF and refund after the last flight
Nevezési díj 30.000 HUF
, amiből a beérkezés idejétől függőena következő visszatérítési lesz az utolsó repülés után:

Entry fee /nevezési díj Entry fee arrived / Megérkezett a számlára Refund / visszatérítés
30.000 HUF 20/08/2015 25,000 HUF
30.000 HUF 28/08/2015 15.000 HUF
30.000 HUF 06/09/2015 10.000 HUF
30.000 HUF after 06/09/2015 00.000 HUF

Entry fee includes / nevezési díj tartalmazza:

  • officials / verseny lebonyolításához szükséges személyzetet
  • electronic maps and rules / elektronikus térképet és szabályokat
  • accomodation for pilot + 3 for the first 13 team / szállást a pilóta + 3 fő részére, az első 13 jelentkezőnek
  • meals three times for pilot + 3 (one meal/day) / háromszor bogácsban készült étel a pilóta + 3 fő részére (egy étel/nap),
  • pilot pack souvenirs / ajándékcsomag

You should pay the entry fee here, please indicate the pilot’s name:
Account owner: Pálhegyi Imre Zoltán
IBAN: HU05 1040 2805 8154 5554 4853 1004
SWIFT CODE (BIC): OKHBHUHB
Bank name and address:
K&H Bank Zrt..
1095 Budapest, Lechner Ödön fasor 9

A nevezési díjat erre a bankszámlára kell fizetni, a megjegyzés rovatban a pilóta nevét kell megjelölni:

Pálhegyi Imre Zoltán
K&H Bank: 10402805-81545554-48531004

The event will run without observer. We will scoring physical markers and loggers by the AXMER 2015.
A verseny az AXMER 2015 alapján, megfigyelők nélkül, markerekkel és GPS loggerekkel lesz értékelve.

Six pilots entered to the Event until now. (19:00 19th August 2015)
Hat pilóta nevezett eddig.  (19:00 2015/08/19)

You can fill the entry form here only:
A versenyre csak ezen az elektronikus nevezési lapon lehet nevezni:
(11 pilots entered / 11 pilóta jelentkezett. 21/08/2015)

Electronic Notice Board of 19th Czech National Hot Air Balloon Championship 2015

19th Czech National Hot Air Balloon Championship 2015, Radesín, 05-09/08/201519th Czech National Hot Air Balloon Championship 2015
Radesín, 05-09/08/2015

 

Final total results of 19th Czech National Hot Air Balloon Championship 2015
Tasks results

Total results of Arnost Hönig Cup
Task results

Measuring Report Sheets

Jury Request

Flight #7 – MDD – Cancelled

Complaint and protest, answer for complaint, Jury protest files, Pilot #1 in Task#9-10
Complaint and answer
, Pilot #1 in Task#17

Flight #6 – FIN, WSD, FON

Flight #5 – MDD, XDT, FON

Flight #4 – PDG, JDG, HWZ, FON

Flight #3 – FIN, JDG, XDD

Flight #2 – PDG, FIN, HWZ, MDT, PD 3DT in any order

Flight #1 – HWZ, FON

General Briefing Information
PZs and CLPs waypoint file version 1, PZs and CLPS and Targets waypoint file version 1

Training task sheet, Meteo sheet – am 05/08/2015

Pilots

1 Měřínský Pavel OK-3366 SATAN CZE
2 Kostrhun Pavel OK-2667 DHL Express XR CZE
3 Kubíček Petr OK-0900 KUBÍČEK CZE
4 Línek David OK-0055 DLNK CZE
5 Habán Tomáš OK-2083 HABALON RACER CZE
6 Szabolcs Garab HA-777 EXTREME RACER HUN
7 Kerschbaumer Juergen OE-RPP PFIZI-PFEIL AUT
8 Almer Johann OE-RJA PUCHER RACER AUT
9 Dillinger Pavel OK-4021 E-on CZE
10 Suchý Michael OK-0883 Kubíček DEMO CZE
11 Suchý Jan OK-2014 Renč CZE
12 Bareford David EC-LIR BLUE BIRD GBR
13 Bareford Dominik EC-JBF GBR
14 Slonek Lubor OK-7160 SLON CZE
15 Červený Kamil OK-6411 GLOBAL CZE
16 Kubát Michal OK-3008 KAŠPÁREK CZE
17 Škorpík Miloslav OK-9003 Faster CZE
18 Munz Benedict D-OSBJ YOUTHBALLON DEU
19 Fokken Jan PH-TIR NLD
20 Derganc Michaela OE-SUN PAPAGENO AUT
21 Kalafut Martin OM-4045 VSETÍN SVK
22 Gomboš Pavol OM-4004 MATADOR SVK
23 Hora Tomáš OK-0907 ZÁMEK DEU
24 Schoon Thomas OE-STT TOM TURBO AUT
25 İsmail Keremoğlu OK-1138 IT’S MY LIFE TUR

Schedule

Wednesday, 5th August

  • 10,00 – 11,00 Registration of the teams I.
  • 13,00 – 14,30 Registration of the teams II.
  • 15,00 General briefing
  • 18,00 First competition flight

Thursday, 6th August

  • 5,00 Second competition flight
  • 14,00 – 17,00 sport games
  • 18,00 Third competition flight

Friday, 7th August

  • 5,00 Forth competition flight
  • 14,00 – 17,00 Hunting the golden treasure II.
  • 18,00 Fifth competition flight

Saturday, 8th August

  • 5,00 Sixth competition flight
  • 18,00 seventh competition flight
  • Awards ceremony
  • Final party

Sunday, 9th August

  • Free flight
  • Or a reserve competition flight and the Awards ceremony
  • Teams departure

Antal Notheisz passed away

Notheisz Antal passed away

Antal Notheisz

It is with great regret that we must inform you that Antal Notheisz, well known as the founder of the Notheisz Balloon Ltd, passed away on 9th July 2015.

He and his company produced hundreds of hot air balloons from 1980. These balloons flew many countries in Europe and some of them was the first hot air balloon in few countries.

We present our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to his grief-stricken Family and to his friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Electronic Notice Board of XXXVII Spanish National Hot Air Balloon Championship & XV International “Crianza de Rioja” Hot Air Balloon Trophy

Spanish Hot Air Balloon Nationals 2015XXXVII Spanish National Hot Air Balloon Championship &
XV International “Crianza de Rioja” Hot Air Balloon Trophy
26th Wednesday to Sunday 30th August 2015,
Haro (La Rioja)

 

Total results of XV International “Crianza de Rioja” Hot Air Balloon Trophy
Task results of XV International “Crianza de Rioja” Hot Air Balloon Trophy
Total results of XXXVII Spanish National Hot Air Balloon Championship
Task results of XXXVII Spanish National Hot Air Balloon Championship
Measuring Report Sheets

Flight #3 – HNH, FON

Task sheet

Flight #2 – PDG, FIN, XDI, FON in any order

Task Sheet, MapA.plt, MapA IGC track 
Task sheet
 – cancelled

Flight #1 – PDG, FIN, PD 3DT, ANG in any order

Task sheet

Pilots

1. Iván Ayala
2. Josep María Lladó
3. Ricardo Aracil
4. Jordi Rodríguez
5. Carles Lladó
6. Carles Figueras
8. Jordi Díaz
9. Javier Tarno
10. Blai Carbonell
11. Daniel Tarno
14. Óscar Portillo
15. Cristian Biosca
17. Neus Lladó
19. Xavi Aguilera
20. Valentín Carbajo
21. Dominic Bareford

Schedule (tentative)

Wednesday 26th August

  • 16:30– 18:00 Pilots’ Registration at “Hotel Ciudad de Haro”
  • 19:00 General Briefing
  • 20:30 Welcome Dinner at “Hotel Ciudad de Haro”

Thursday 27th August

  • 6:30 Breakfast at “Hotel Ciudad de Haro”
  • 7:15 Task Briefing at “Hotel Ciudad de Haro”
  • 8:00 1st Competition Flight
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Gas Refuelling
  • 13:00 Meal at “Hotel Ciudad de Haro”
  • 19:00 Task Briefing
  • 19:30 2nd Competition Flight
  • 21:00 – 21:30 Gas Refuelling
  • 22:00 Dinner

Friday 28th August

  • 6:30 Breakfast at “Hotel Ciudad de Haro”
  • 7:15 Task Briefing at “Hotel Ciudad de Haro”
  • 8:00 3rd Competition Flight
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Gas Refuelling
  • 13:00 Meal at “Hotel Ciudad de Haro”
  • 19:00 Task Briefing
  • 19:30 4th Competition Flight
  • 21:00 – 21:30 Gas Refuelling
  • 22:00 Dinner

Saturday 29th August

  • 6:30 Breakfast at “Hotel Ciudad de Haro”
  • 7:15 Task Briefing at “Hotel Ciudad de Haro”
  • 8:00 5th Competition Flight
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Gas Refueling
  • 13:00 Meal at “Hotel Ciudad de Haro”
  • 19:00 Task Briefing
  • 19:30 6th Competition Flight
  • 21:00 – 21:30 Gas Refuelling
  • 22:00 Dinner Sunday

30th August

  • 6:30 Breakfast at “Hotel Ciudad de Haro”
  • 7:15 Task Briefing at “Hotel Ciudad de Haro”
  • 8:00 7th Competition Flight
  • 13:00 Prize giving and farewell brunch

Auguste Piccard made his first balloon altitude record 85 years ago

Auguste Piccard and Paul Kipfer

Paul Kipfer and August Piccard prepare to enter the stratosphere in a pressurized gondola lifted by a hydrogen filled balloon on May 27th, 1931.1

In 1930, an interest in ballooning, and a curiosity about the upper atmosphere led him to design a spherical, pressurized aluminum gondola that would allow ascent to great altitude without requiring a pressure suit. Supported by the Belgian Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) Piccard constructed his gondola.

An important motivation for his research in the upper atmosphere were measurements of cosmic radiation, which were supposed to give experimental evidence for the theories of Albert Einstein, whom Piccard knew from the Solvay conferences and who was a fellow alumnus of ETH.

Auguste Piccard in 1932

Auguste Piccard in 1932

On 27 May 1931, Auguste Piccard and Paul Kipfer took off from Augsburg, Germany, and reached a record altitude of 15,781 m (51,775 ft). (FAI Record File Number 10634) During this flight, Piccard was able to gather substantial data on the upper atmosphere, as well as measure cosmic rays. On 18 August 1932, launched from Dübendorf, Switzerland, Piccard and Max Cosyns made a second record-breaking ascent to 16,201 m (53,153 ft). (FAI Record File Number 6590) He ultimately made a total of twenty-seven balloon flights, setting a final record of 23,000 m (75,459 ft)

 

 

Two world records by Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev

The Two Eagles balloon team is pleased to report the Two Eagles balloon has landed safely just off the Baja coast near La Poza Grande. The pilots made a controlled descent to a gentle water landing about four miles off the Baja coast. The balloon is stable and still inflated and the pilots are fine.

Two Eagles balloon team trck

Winds at the lower levels turned parallel to the coast, which made it more prudent for the pilots to execute a landing in the water. Mexican authorities are cooperating fully and the Coast Guard is enroute to the balloon. We anticipate they will tow the capsule to shore.

Troy Bradley and Leonid TiukhtyaevWe would note that a water landing is acceptable under the international rules governing the establishment of world records. Two around-the-world attempts using a different type of balloon landed in the water and were approved as records.

Congratulations for Troy Bradleyand Leonid Tiukhtyaev! Landing occurred at six days, 16 hours and 37 minutes into the mission (approximately 7:01 AM MST or 1400 UTC) at a distance of 6,646 miles (10,696 km).

Gondola of Two Eagles in the air

Two Eagles balloon in the air