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Sky Fair – 2013, Kungur, Russia

Twenty-four competitors entered to the Event and five fiesta pilots participated too.  We made seven flights and twenty-five tasks. I had to cancel one flight only because the windy weather. All task sheets, measuring report sheets results and other information published on the Electronic Notice Board:

The contest area is with open fields, fields under crops and wooded, rivers, lakes, foothills areas. The road network is not the best and I had to reconsider the bad road definition but the local drivers help us so solve these problems. The organiser provided nice excursions for the participants too: visiting the Ice Cave, boat trip, visiting a Monastery, etc.
These teams of the organisers and officials are ready to run category one Event in Kungur too.

You have to come next year. It’s an interesting and great place. Must to see!

Top six pilots:

1. Mamoru Endo JAP 20164 points
2. Sergej Latypov RUS 19552 points
3. Numata Minoru JAP 18536 points
4. Igor Starkov RUS 18225 points
5. Aleksandr Dultsev RUS 16189 points
6. Valerij Latypov RUS 16020 points
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Monument of Nikita, the Russian Ikarus in the Park of Aeronauts


Park of Aeronauts

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Park of Aeronauts



Opening Ceremony


Memorial to the victims of 2nd World War Hungarian in Kungur cemetery.


Billboard of the Event


“Rafting” (boating) with the Japanese teams


Marker drop


Andrey the chief organiser









The winner is…


… Mamoru Endo


Closing Ceremony



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One of three prison is in Kungur. The churches on photos are in prison.

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Electronic Notice Board – Sky Fair 2013, Kungur


International Sport Competition of Hot Air Balloons “Sky Fair – 2013”

Results of the Event Final: 1-25, 11:00 06/072013

Jury Final Report

Flight #7

Task sheet, Tracks of cross 12Measuring Report Sheet of Task 24Measuring Report Sheet of Task 25

Flight #6

Task sheet, track of MapBMeasuring Report Sheet of Task 19Measuring Report Sheet of Task 20Measuring Report Sheet of Task 22

Flight #5

Task sheet

Flight #4

Task sheet 03/07/2013 am, Measuring Report Sheet of Task 13Measuring Report Sheet of Task 14Measuring Report Sheet of Task 15

Cancelled: Task sheet 02/07/2013 pm, Wind measuring at 2020 02/07/2013

Flight #3

Task sheetMeasuring Report Sheet of Task 8Measuring Report Sheet of Task 9Measuring Report Sheet of Task 10

Flight #2

Task sheetMeasuring Report Sheet of Task 6

Flight #1

Task sheet, track of MapA, Measuring Report Sheet of Task 2


 Pilot list

1 Naidorf Mikhail Найдорф Михаил
2 Latypov Valeriy Латыпов Валерий
3 Starkov Igor Старков  Игорь
4 Vertiprakhov Igor Вертипрахов Игорь
5 Kilmamatov Ruslan Кильмаматов Руслан
6 Minoru Numata Минору Нумата
7 Naimilov Igor Наймилов Игорь
8 Larikova Ekaterina Ларикова Екатерина
9 Xavier For Ксавье Фор
10 Mark Friedman Марк Фридман
11 Kholod Darja Холод Дарья
12 Ekk Nikolaj Экк Николай
13 Vertiprakhov Ilja Вертипрахов Илья
14 Galinskiy Andrey Галинский Андрей
15 Mamoru Endo Мамору Эндо
16 Aleksin Stanislav Алексин Станислав
17 Majevskiy Ivan Маевский Иван
18 Latypov Sergej Латыпов Сергей
19 Vertiprakhov Vladimir Вертипрахов Владимир
20 Dultsev Aleksandr Дульцев Александр
21 Inga Igaune Инга Игауне
22 Chizhov Andrey Чижов Андрей
23 Nasonova Diana Насонова Диана
24 Kuzminykh Dmitriy Кузминых Дмитрий
fiesta Ivanova Natalia Иванова Наталия
fiesta Lukichev Valentin Лукичев Валентин
fiesta Mikhailov Vladimir Михайлов Владимир
fiesta Turicyn Aleksandr Турицын Александр
fiesta Kholod Pavel Холод Павел

General Briefing informationRules

And Brazil it will be! – Letter of CIA president

FAI CIA logoThe CIA Plenary Meeting, held in Rio de Janeiro on March 22 and 23, has finally decided. The 21st FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship will be held in San Carlos/Brazil in 2013. This decision came along after long, difficult and tiresome discussions at the Plenary, but to the satisfaction of a majority of the delegates present. Competitors may now confidently start their preparations.
The Brazilian organisers confirmed the appointment of Event Director Mathijs Debruijn and Deputy Event Director David Levin. They also announced that a non-sanctioned Pre-Worlds event will be held in San Carlos in July 2013.
Detailed information regarding the free transportation of the 70 balloons in 2014 has been promised to become available sometime during the year.
I am glad that the this issue has finally been decided, and I wish all those who plan to participate a lot of fun and perfect competitions.

Buoyant regards,
JC Weber, president
FAI Ballooning Commission

FAI CIA Plenary Meeting decisions

  • cia-logoWorld Championship 2014 in Sao Carlos, Brazil
  • 2nd FAI Junior World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2014 in Vichy, France
  • 58th Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett 2014 in Vichy, France
  • 19th FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship 2015 in Debrecen, Hungary
  • Women’s European Hot Air Balloon Championship 2015 in Drenthe, Netherland

Behind the scenes from Rio (FAI CIA Plenary Meeting):
“The Great politics:
Yesterday evening (22nd March), FAI President John Grubbstrom (not CIA President Jean Claude) at the end of the meeting appealed to all delegates and declared that cancellation of sanction for Brazil will be painful for all of us, because Brazilians will go to international court.
This morning the situation got even worse. FAI President said that if the sanction will be given to Lithuania, he will not sign an organiser agreement with with Lithuania. Organiser agreement is signed by FAI.”

21st World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2014 Sao Carlos Brasil

Last Task Sheet of the 1st FAI Junior Hot Air Balloon Championship

The Event Debriefing of the 1st FAI Junior Hot Air Balloon Championship will start at 17:00. The last task briefing will start 18:30. The Task sheet is ready: calculated rate of approach task and Minimum distance time. Two take-off is permitted.
Rokas Kostiuskevicius was the best pilot after 10 tasks but three tasks results are not published. The championship is still open.
Good luck!


Latest information:
A cold front approaching the area. Flight will be cancelled on the Task Briefing at 18:30 26/05/2012. No more competiton flight on 1st FAI Junior Hot Air Balloon Championship.

Rules of 1st Junior World Hot Air Balloon Championship

Rules of 1st Junior World Hot Air Balloon ChampionshipOfficial rules were approved and published. Now you can find all three sections of the rules. The rules sections I and II published at our site earlier, were edited a bit. Important change related with Section II regarding co-pilot appeared in II.16, therefore co-pilots will not be asked for their sporting licence at check in.
Minor changes in II.3 and II.12 appeared.

You may downlod the rules from here.