The Echternach city will host from July 27th to 31st the new LuxGSM World Balloon Trophy powered by Shell Gas (LPG). 31 pilots from Switzerland , Belgium,Spain, Luxembourg , Denmark, France ,Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania, UK and Netherlands are going to compete in the LuxGSM World Balloon Trophy .
The World Balloon Trophy powered by Shell Gas (LPG) is primarily an international competition of hot airballoons, organized since 1996 by the Cercle Luxembourgeois de l’asbl Ballooning (CLA). 30 to 40 world’s best pilots are given every year go to Luxembourg to compete in one of eight global events first class certified by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), and accounting for the world ranking. Since the World BalloonTrophy is traditionally held just before the continental or intercontinental championships, he became the event of reference preparation for the best pilots in the world, like in tennis for Wimbledon Queens.