Monthly Archives: April 2011

Pre-World Junior 2011

Pre-World Junior Hot Air Balloon ChampionshipWe are glad to inform you that during FAI annual meeting in Japan on 12th March 2011 FAI Junior hot air balloon category has been established. We are planning to organize 1st World Junior Hot Air Balloon Championship in Marijampole (Lithuania) in May 2012. This is why we are organizing Pre-World Junior Championship in Marijampole on 27th -29th May 2011. Pilots must be under TWENTYSIX years of age on the day of General Briefing.

Full title of the event is International Hot Air Balloon Competition Marijampole Cup 2011, 1st Open Lithuanian Junior Hot Air Balloon Championship, Pre-World Junior Hot Air Balloon Championship.We will use rules based on FAI AXMERG Category 1.

The organizers will provide for pilot + 3 crew:

  • LPG
  • Maps
  • GPS loggers
  • Accommodation
  • Morning coffee + opening snacks party (Friday) + barbeque (Saturday) + farewell party (Sunday)

Official language – English.
Limited number of participants – 20 balloons.


There is entry fee EUR 200 that must be paid by May 15th, 2011.
Returnable deposit of EUR 100 to be paid at the registration and will be returned after the last competition flight.

Please, fill in the entry form and return to us as soon as possible. The applications will be accepted on first come, first serve basis, but only after receipt of entry fee.

Attached you will find more information on event and bank details for participation fee payment.

We look forward for your visit to Lithuania, MARIJAMPOLE!

Sincerely yours,

Gintaras Surkus
Event director & Organizer’s club head

Zoltán Pálhegyi
Competition Director

You may download the Invitation and Entry form from here.