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Richard Abruzzo made the first transcontinental solo balloon flight in the USA

Richard AbruzzoHe flew from Torrey Pines, San Diego in California to Waverley, Georgia in 73 hours 20mins, a distance of 2074kms. The balloon was gas balloon Abruzzo GROM-1. Reg. N96YD,landing on February 5th 2003. On the weekend of the flight, the equipment was driven to California from Albuquerque by crewmembers Leonard Saiz and Jeremy Dorcas. They also provided the retrieve for the flight. The sandbags were filled and the system was assembled on Saturday. It all finally came together and the balloon was launched exactly at 12:00 noon PST. Continue reading

Electronic Notice Board of Senta Balloon Fiesta 2016

13th Senta Balloon Cup & Serbian National Championship
8th – 11th September 2016

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Total results
Task results
Measuring report sheets

Competition map in JPG format with OziExplorer calibration file
Competition map in OZF format

Thursday, 8th September
General Briefing
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Moldavian International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta “AEROBIS 2016”

AeroBIS 2016 MoldaviaNational Sport Club AEROBIS are pleased to invite you to the fourth edition of Moldavian International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta “AEROBIS 2016”. This meeting of friends will take place in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova in period of 12th to 15th of May 2016. We are convinced that your name, as a participant of this fiesta, will become a part of Ballooning’ history of Moldova.

You will have an opportunity to discover our hospitality, and surprising spring landscapes of Moldova.

No registration fees, LPG, accomodation, meals at free. Invitation, entry form.
Contac: Sergiu Zavulan zavulan.sergiu@gmail.com

Director’s page of Szeged Balloon Cup 2015

Szeged Balloon Cup 2015

Szeged Balloon Cup 2015

The Hungarian CAA closed the airspace over the most of the contest area because the migrant situation. The Event organiser cancelled the Airshow and the Szeged Balloon Cup.

Official map with Oziexplorer calibration: JPG file (6,6 MB), OZF file (17,6 MB)
Rules of Szeged Balloon Cup 2015
Invitation and Entry form

Pilot name Country Reg. #
1. GARAB Szabolcs HUN HA-777
2. KONECSNI János HUN HA-608
3. TÓTH Mihály HUN HA-713
4. Marija PETRIĆ MIKLOUŠIĆ CRO 9A-OZG
5. HORVÁTH Antal HUN HA-863
6. NAGY Péter HUN HA-756
7. Johann ALMER AUT OE-RJA
8. MOLNÁR Csaba HUN HA-607
9. JUDÁK Gyula HUN HA-861
10. MORVAI Tibor HUN HA-823

 

Schedule (tentative)

Sunrise / Sunset        06:45 / 18:45

Thursday, 17th September

17:00 – 18:30             Check-in
19:00                           General Briefing

Friday, 18th September

05:30                           Breakfast
06:00                           Task briefing
07:00 – 09:00             Flight
15:00                           Lunch
16:00                           Briefing
17:00 – 18:30             Flight

Saturday, 19th September

05:30                           Breakfast
06:00                           Task briefing
07:00 – 09:00             Flight
13:30                           Boat trip
15:00                           Lunch
16:00                           Briefing
17:00 – 18:30             Flight

Sunday, 20th September

05:30                           Breakfast
06:00                           Task briefing
07:00 – 09:00             Flight
11:30                           Prize Giving
12:00                           Lunch

Szeged Balloon Cup 2015

Invitation / Meghívó: Szeged Balloon Cup 2015

Organiser / Szervező: Szegedi Közlekedési Kft.

Schedule / Tervezett program

Thursday / Csütörtök 17/09/2015

19:00 General Briefing / Általános eligazítás

Frida-Saturday / Péntek-szombat 18-19/09/2015

  • 05:30 Briefing / eligazítás
  • 16:00 Briefing / eligazítás

Sunday / Vasárnap 20/09/2015

  • 05:30 Briefing / eligazítás
  • 12:00 Awards Ceremony / Eredményhirdetés

Propane price: 250 HUF + 27% VAT / kg
Gáz ár: 250 HUF + ÁFA / kg

Entry fee is 30.000 HUF and refund after the last flight
Nevezési díj 30.000 HUF
, amiből a beérkezés idejétől függőena következő visszatérítési lesz az utolsó repülés után:

Entry fee /nevezési díj Entry fee arrived / Megérkezett a számlára Refund / visszatérítés
30.000 HUF 20/08/2015 25,000 HUF
30.000 HUF 28/08/2015 15.000 HUF
30.000 HUF 06/09/2015 10.000 HUF
30.000 HUF after 06/09/2015 00.000 HUF

Entry fee includes / nevezési díj tartalmazza:

  • officials / verseny lebonyolításához szükséges személyzetet
  • electronic maps and rules / elektronikus térképet és szabályokat
  • accomodation for pilot + 3 for the first 13 team / szállást a pilóta + 3 fő részére, az első 13 jelentkezőnek
  • meals three times for pilot + 3 (one meal/day) / háromszor bogácsban készült étel a pilóta + 3 fő részére (egy étel/nap),
  • pilot pack souvenirs / ajándékcsomag

You should pay the entry fee here, please indicate the pilot’s name:
Account owner: Pálhegyi Imre Zoltán
IBAN: HU05 1040 2805 8154 5554 4853 1004
SWIFT CODE (BIC): OKHBHUHB
Bank name and address:
K&H Bank Zrt..
1095 Budapest, Lechner Ödön fasor 9

A nevezési díjat erre a bankszámlára kell fizetni, a megjegyzés rovatban a pilóta nevét kell megjelölni:

Pálhegyi Imre Zoltán
K&H Bank: 10402805-81545554-48531004

The event will run without observer. We will scoring physical markers and loggers by the AXMER 2015.
A verseny az AXMER 2015 alapján, megfigyelők nélkül, markerekkel és GPS loggerekkel lesz értékelve.

Six pilots entered to the Event until now. (19:00 19th August 2015)
Hat pilóta nevezett eddig.  (19:00 2015/08/19)

You can fill the entry form here only:
A versenyre csak ezen az elektronikus nevezési lapon lehet nevezni:
(11 pilots entered / 11 pilóta jelentkezett. 21/08/2015)

Betöltés…

Electronic Notice Board of 2nd FAI Junior World Hot Air Balloon Championship

Logo of 2nd FAI Junior World Hot Air Balloon ChampionshipFinal results, signed final results
Jury final report

Measuring Report Sheets

Protest of Pilot#15 regarding Task#6answer
Protest of Pilot#1 regarding Task#6answer
Complaints of Pilot#15 regarding Task#6
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The conquest of the skies – balloon history from 1870

The First Aerial Voyage

The First Aerial Voyage

“The title of our introduction to aeronautics may appear ambitious to astronomers, and to those who know that the infinite space we call the heavens is for ever inaccessible to travellers from the earth; but it was not so considered by those who witnessed the ardent enthusiasm evoked at the ascension of the first balloon. No discovery, in the whole range of history, has elicited an equal degree of applause and admiration—never has the genius of man won a triumph which at first blush seemed more glorious. The mathematical and physical sciences had in aeronautics achieved apparently their greatest honours, and inaugurated a new era in the progress of knowledge. After having subjected the earth to their power; after having made the waves of the sea stoop in submission under the keels of their ships; after having caught the lightning of heaven and made it subservient to the ordinary purposes of life, the genius of man undertook to conquer the regions of the air. Imagination, intoxicated with past successes, could descry no limit to human power; the gates of the infinite seemed to be swinging back before man’s advancing step, and the last was believed to be the greatest of his achievements.

Balloon of the Marquis D'Arlandes

Balloon of the Marquis D’Arlandes

In order to comprehend the frenzy of the enthusiasm which the first aeronautic triumphs called forth, it is necessary to recall the appearance of Montgolfier at Versailles, on the 19th of September, 1783, before Louis XVI, or of the earliest aeronauts at the Tuileries. Paris hailed the first of these men with the greatest acclaim, “and then, as now,” says a French writer, “the voice of Paris gave the cue to France, and France to the world!” Nobles and artisans, scientific men and badauds, great and small, were moved with one universal impulse. In the streets the praises of the balloon were sung; in the libraries models of it abounded; and in the salons the one universal topic was the great “machine.” In anticipation, the poet delighted himself with bird’s-eye views of the scenery of strange countries; the prisoner mused on what might be a new way of escape; the physicist visited the laboratory in which the lightning and the meteors were manufactured; the geometrician beheld the plans of cities and the outlines of kingdoms; the general discovered the position of the enemy or rained shells on the besieged town; the police beheld a new mode in which to carry on the secret service; Hope heralded a new conquest from the domain of nature, and the historian registered a new chapter in the annals of human knowledge.”

The Destruction of Charles's Balloon

The Destruction of Charles’s Balloon

The full book here: WONDERFUL BALLOON ASCENTS or, the Conquest of the Skies A History of Balloons and Balloon Voyages – By F. Marion 1870.

The first airmail flight was 154 year ago by hot air balloon

Montgolfier balloonAugust 17, 1859 John Wise flew from Lafayette, Indiana, to Crawfordsville, Indiana, and carried 123 letters and 23 circulars on board that had been collected by the postmaster Thomas Wood and endorsed “PREPAID” but only one of these historic postal covers was discovered in 1957.

Historically, balloons were used to transport mail from Paris during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-72. Sixty-five unguided mail balloons were released in besieged Paris to communicate with the world beyond the besieging forces, of which only two went missing.