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Electronic Notice Board of Central European Cup

Event Debriefing 13:00, 14th September 2019 in the Briefing Hangar

Results, online tracking

Task sheet of flight no. 8 – CANCELLED
Task sheet of flight no. 7
Task sheet of flight no. 6
Task sheet of flight no. 5 , Task17XDD.plt
12th September PM briefing cancelled due the wind increasing.
Task sheet of flight no. 5 – CANCELLED
Task sheet of flight no. 4
Task sheet of flight no. 3
Task sheet of flight no. 2
Task sheet of flight no. 1

PIlot list

1MOLNÁR PéterHUN
2DUDÁS Péter HUN
3GARAB SzabolcsHUN
4BECZ RitaHUN
5Johann ALMERAUT
6Dejan BUZETISLO
7Michael ABELAUT
8Andreas SIMONER AUT
9MOLNÁR CsabaHUN
10SZABÓ PéterHUN
11TÓTH MihályHUN
12PÁCZA PálHUN
13Maksym DEMCHUKUKR
14Jan OUDENAMPSENNED
15KONECSNI JánosHUN
16Evgeny CHUBAROVRUS
17HUNOR GáborHUN
18NAGY PéterHUN
19Jan FOKKENNED
20Raffael MOSCARAITA
21STIEBER JózsefHUN
22Christian Kurken KALOUSDIANBRA
23Kenneth KARLSTROMGBR
24Diana NASONOVARUS
25EKLICS GáborHUN
26Inga ULELAT
27Daniel KUSTERNIGGAUT
28BARLA-SZABÓ IstvánHUN

Europeans will be in Szeged 2021

The CIA Planery sanctioned the following the following CAT1 Events in Szeged, Hungary:


  • 1st Women European Cup and 3rd Central European Cup and 39th Hungarian National Championship and 4th Szeged Balloon Cup, 2019
  • 4th Central European and 5th Szeged Balloon Cup, 2020
  • 22nd FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship 2021

Electronic Notice Board of CE Cup 2018

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Results of the CE Cup
Results of the Hungarian Nationals

Answer to complaint by pilot no. 2
Complaint of pilot no.  2

Task sheet of Flight5
Task sheet of Flight4
Task sheet of Flight3
Task sheet of Flight2
Task sheet of Flight1

Schedule

Pilots of CE Cup

01. Péter MOLNÁR Hungary HA-607 Lola
02. Csaba MOLNÁR Hungary Ha-761 Cargo-partner
03. Szabolcs GARAB Hungary HA777 ExtremRacer
04. Tom DELEERSNYDER Begium OK-0900 Kubicek demo
05. Johann ALMER Austria OE-RJA Pucher Racer
06. Péter NAGY Hungary HA-756 MOL
08. Marián HRAŇO Slovakia OM-3333 BRAMAC
07. David LÍNEK Czech Republic OK-0055 DLNK XR racer
10. Pavel KOSTRHUN Czech Republic OK 2667 RENC
11. Imre NAGY Hungary HA-877
12. Rita BECZ Hungary HA-928 Red
13. Dejan BUZETI Slovenia S5-OBU White balloon
14. László KERESZTES Hungary HA-707 Léghajlító
15. Tibor SZIGLIGETI Hungary HA-864
16. Péter SZABÓ Hungary HA-851
17. Ferenc FÜSTÖS Hungary HA-879 Brigitte
18. Pavel MĚŘÍNSKÝ Czech Republic OK-3366 SATAN
19. Antal HORVÁTH Hungary HA-713 Dégáz
20. Gábor HUNOR Hungary HA 708 Pulyka
21. Zoltán NÉMETH Hungary HA-606
23. József STIEBER Hungary HA-720 Csíkos
24. Paweł SOBÓL Poland SP-BPE Leszno
25. Jakub DZIEDZIAK Poland SP-BTR Tauron
26. Michael ABEL Austria OE – RZU Colorful spiral

Pilots of Hungarian Nationals

01. Péter MOLNÁR Hungary HA-607 Lola
02. Csaba MOLNÁR Hungary Ha-761 Cargo-partner
03. Szabolcs GARAB Hungary HA777 ExtremRacer
06. Péter NAGY Hungary HA-756 MOL
11. Imre NAGY Hungary HA-877
12. Rita BECZ Hungary HA-928 Red
14. László KERESZTES Hungary HA-707 Léghajlító
15. Tibor SZIGLIGETI Hungary HA-864
16. Péter SZABÓ Hungary HA-851
17. Ferenc FÜSTÖS Hungary HA-879 Brigitte
19. Antal HORVÁTH Hungary HA-713 Dégáz
20. Gábor HUNOR Hungary HA 708 Pulyka
21. Zoltán NÉMETH Hungary HA-606
23. József STIEBER Hungary HA-720 Csíkos

Pilots of Szeged Balloon Cup fiesta

Name Country Reg. No. Balloon name
30. Lajos BÖDDI Hungary HA-871 Budapest Ballon
31. Jindrich LANCARIC Czech Republic OK 4010 REJNBOU
32. István BARLA-SZABÓ Hungary D-OKBQ Krombacher

 

Electronic Notice Board of CE Cup 2017

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1st Central European Cup and
37th Hungarian National Championship and
21st Czech National Championship and
2nd Szeged Balloon Cup

Results of the CE Cup, signed results
Results of the Hungarian Nationals
Measuring report sheets

Task sheet of Flight4

Task sheet of Flight3

Task sheet of Flight2

Task sheet of Flight1

14th September 2017 PM Briefing is cancelled

Task sheet of Flight1 – cancelled

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David Levin (June 10, 1948 – May 13, 2017)

David Levin (1948 - 2017)David is the only balloon pilot to have won both the Hot Air and Gas Balloon World Championships and he completed the “triple crown” of ballooning by winning the prestigious Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett in 1992. He has also won the U.S. National Championships in both Gas and Hot Air. Other wins include the 1988 Trans-Australia Balloon Challenge, 1990 Canadian Open National Championship, 1994 Alpine Balloon Trophy in Austria and the 1996 America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race in Albuquerque. His last win was the 2000 America’s Challenge with a flight of 1,998 miles, flying from Albuquerque to Gorham, Maine in 66 hours. David retired from balloon competition after the World Air Games in Seville, Spain in 2001.

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FAI ballooning events in 2017

FAI CIA logo21-27 August, 2017
20th European Air Balloon Championships, Brissac, France

4-10 September
4th Women Hot Air Balloon Championship, Leszno, Poland

  • ED: Moniek vande Velde
  • Status: 2nd round of invitation running. Ends  30th April
  • Contact: Bogdan Prawicki – bogdanprawicki@wp.pl

7-16 September
61st Coupe Gordon Bennett, Fribourg, Switzerland

22-25 June
Slovenian Open Championship, Sporting event, Murska Sobota, Slovenia

  • ED: Thomas Herndl, CIA loggers
  • Invitation: All FAI members. Entry deadline: 6 June 2017.
  • Entry fee: 150€ includes maps, breakfast, lunch, opening/closing ceremony. No propane, no accomodation.
  • Contact: Matjaž Pavlinjek, matjaz.pavlinek@gmeil.com

3-6 August
20e COUPE D’EUROPE DE MONTGOLFIERES & 25e COUPE DU MONDE DES DAMES. Sporting event, NOUVELLE AQUITAINE – BLANZAC-PORCHERESSE, France

  • ED: Jacques Bernardin, loggers,
  • Invitation process: 1-31 March 2017
  • Entry fee: 290 € (3+ pilot) Accommodation, breakfast, brunch after morning flights, dinner, propane, pilot’s pack, maps
  • Contact: Viviane Barbot, fr.mainfondsaubeville@orange.fr

8-10 August
Minsk 950th Anniversary Balloon Cup, Sporting event, Minsk, Belarus

  • Entry Fee: Before 1 July, 200€, after 1 July, 300€. Includes gas, map, CIA loggers, accomodation (2 nights), breakfast and lunch for 4 persons, opening and closing ceremony.
  • Contact: Anton Bystrov, Sec. Gen. of Belarusian Fed. of Air Sports, secretary@bfas.by

13-16 September
1st Central European and 2nd Szeged Balloon Cup, Sporting event, Szeged, Hungary

  • ED: Zoltan Palhegyi, CIA loggers
  • Invitation: All FAI members. Entry until 10 June, 2017. Entry Fee: Before 10 May, 100€, after 10 May, 200€. Includes gas, map, breakfast and lunch for 4 persons, free camping at airport.
  • Contact: Zoltán Pálhegyi

Invitation to the Central European Cup

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FAI Sporting Event – CIA sanction pending

We would like to invite you to the BorTér winefestival, where more than 100 wineries presents excellent products and the second Szeged Airshow which is the largest flying event in the region and to the first Central European Cup hot air balloon competition and to the second Szeged Ballon Cup fiesta.

The Event will run from 13th September 2017. The last flying day will be 16th September PM unless the minimum tasks under rule 1.2 have not been achieved, in which case the last flying day will be 17th September AM.

The entry fee is 100 EUR if you pay it before 10th May and it’s includes are FAI loggers, officials, electronic maps and rules, propane for the flights, light breakfast and lunch for pilot + 3 (Thursday – Friday – Saturday), pilot pack souvenirs, free camping facilities on the airport with your own equipment. If you don’t want to camp then you should manage and pay your accommodation.

The organisers will accept the first 40 valid entries.

You may find the invitation here.  Printable version of the invitation.

26 November 2005: Indian Tycoon Vijaypat Singhania sets World Balloon Altitude Record 21 km

B-42, MUM-290301 - MARCH 29, 2005 -  MUMBAI: VIJAYPAT SINGHANIA CHAIRMAN EMERITUS RAYMONDS GROUP AND AVIATOR ANNOUNCES HIS NEW HOT AIR BALLOON ADVENTURE IN MUMBAI ON TUESDAY. PTI PHOTO

B-42, MUM-290301 – MARCH 29, 2005 – MUMBAI: VIJAYPAT SINGHANIA CHAIRMAN EMERITUS RAYMONDS GROUP AND AVIATOR ANNOUNCES HIS NEW HOT AIR BALLOON ADVENTURE IN MUMBAI ON TUESDAY. PTI PHOTO

The record by Vijaypat Singhania is subject to verification, but his son Gautam Singhania said the 44-ton balloon climbed nearly 70,000 feet, beating the old mark of just under 65,000 feet.

“This goes to show to the world that we are not bullock cart drivers, but we can compete against the best of the world,” the balloonist said.

One of the balloon’s designers said the height will be determined by instruments sealed inside the capsule. Once verified by aeronautical groups, the findings will be submitted to Guinness World Records. The 67-year-old balloonist landed safely after a nearly five-hour flight inside a pressurized cabin suspended from the 160-foot-high, multicolored balloon. The flight was carried live on Indian national television.

“The exact height reached was 69,852 feet. This is subject to certification,” said Colin Prescott, one of two British designers of the balloon. The previous world record was 64,997 feet, set by Sweden’s Per Lindstrand in Plano, Texas, in June 1988. Hundreds of jubilant villagers crowded around the balloon to congratulate Singhania.

“When I broke the record, I was euphoric. I screamed quite loudly,” he said.

Singhania lifted off from downtown Bombay and landed safely on barren land near Panchale, a village about 150 miles south of Bombay.

Singhania, the chairman emeritus of the Raymond Group, one of India’s leading textile companies, also set a record for ultralight aviation 17 years ago when he flew 6,000 miles from Britain to India in 23 days.

Enter the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest and Show the World How Talented You Are!

Are you keen on painting or drawing? Have air sports always made you dream? Are you concerned about environmental issues? If so, then pick up your pens, pencils or brushes and enter the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest. The aim is to create a picture that illustrates this years’ theme “Air Sports in Harmony with Nature”, and to show the world just how talented you are.

Intermediate Category 2015: 2. Yana SERGEYCHIK (Russia)

Intermediate Category 2015: 2. Yana SERGEYCHIK (Russia)

Youngsters from three age categories: Junior (6-9), Intermediate (10-13), Senior (14-17) are invited to participate.

The 2016 theme: Air Sports in Harmony with Nature

The beauty of the earth is never clearer than when seen from the air. Every day, thousands of people flying in airliners look at the earth with a new perspective from above. Another group of boys, girls, men and women involved in air sports are fortunate to have a special view of the grandeur below them as the soar in gliders or float through the air in balloons. Others feel the rush of air as they parachute down to a beautiful field or cross the sky in an ultralight or helicopter.

From above, the fullness of nature is seen in ways unknowable from the ground. Helicopters give tours of the inaccessible rivers and canyons as balloons float across home towns, each giving new insight into how land, water, animals, and people share their environments. From the air, one is able to take pictures and film land that would otherwise never be seen. Aircraft do this without the need for roads. An airport or open field will do for the intrepid aviator.

While the air sport participants enjoy this freedom, they also must be very good neighbours to all the people and animals and the environment. This is especially important as they take-off and land. Air sports enthusiasts are happy to do this because the beauty of the earth is one of the reasons they love flying so much.

So grab your favourite pen or brush capture the connection between the land and the air. Create a work of art that shows air sports and nature in harmony. Good luck!

How to enter the contest?

The contest takes place in two phases, the details of which can be found below. You should first check the details and the deadline for submission of your work by contacting the FAI member in your country. Each country will select the three best illustrations in each category: Junior (6-9), Intermediate (10-13), Senior (14-17) and forward them to the FAI by 1 April 2016. An International Jury will then select the world winners in each category who will be rewarded respectively with Gold, Silver or Bronze FAI medals.

The artwork will be exhibited at the prestigious Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, USA and may be used by the FAI on other occasions.

About the FAI Young Artists Contest

The FAI Young Artists has been organised each year since 1986 to promote air sports amongst youth, to raise awareness of the different aspects of aviation whilst at the same time providing the opportunity to show off skills and personality through art.

FAI Members organise either a national competition or another similar process of selection for the young people resident in their respective countries. The national winning paintings are then submitted to the International Jury. A different theme is chosen every year to inspire the young artists and reflect the many facets of air sports.

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