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Electronic Notice Board of Balloon Meeting in Őcsény 2017

27th Balloon Meeting in Őcsény, 30th September – 07th October 2017

Measuring Report Sheets

  • Competition map in TIFF format with OziExplorer calibration (13 MB).
  • Competition map in OZF format (15 MB).
  • Competition map in RMAP format (TwoNav, CompeGPS).
  • Track and waypoint file of Gemenc restricted area, 1500 ft (450 m) AGL, 1800 ft (550m) MSL.


30th September 2017
08:00 – 15:30 Arrival (Airport of Őcsény)
1600 – Briefing, training flight
19:00 – 20:00 Supper
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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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