We, the organisers of the 14th IYC, are very happy to invite you to the 14th International Youth Camp 2014! We welcome all young people who want to fly in a balloon and have the experience of a summer ballooning youth camp in Europe. The last few editions were in Germany, this year we’ve partnered up with Kubicek Balloons, and are very glad that we will be able to welcome you to the beautiful town of Radesin in the Czech Republic. We organise this summer camp, because we want to make our beautiful sport accessible to young people and to build a young international balloon community.
Among other things, our programme will consist of the following activities:
ballooning & chasing the balloon
introduction to the safety of ballooning
explore the surrounding area – visiting the Kubicek Balloons factory
campfire romanticism – event education games
swimming – football – volleyball
and a lot more!
Flying balloon is only possible at good weather in early morning or late evening, so all our activities depend very much on the weather conditions. We will often decide situational what is possible to do, ‘safety first’ is key in this decision. Our accommodation will be at a camp site on the Radesin Castle estate, where we will spend the nights in large tents. The meals will be cooked by all participants with the help of our kitchen team on site.
Date: 2 August 2014- 9 August 2014 Location: Radesin, Czech Republic Organisers: Tim Diller and Jop van Hooft Age: From 14 to 24 Years Fee: 150 € Register on:www.ballooniyc.com Deadline: 30 April 2014
After the deadline we’ll contact the admitted participants! After that you have to organize your trip to Radesin by yourself. We will send you the participants list so you can travel together with other participants. If you have questions, simply get in touch with us.
We’re really looking forward to see you!. You may pass this invitation on to your friends and acquaintances, everybody is welcome.
Take care, good flights and we hope to welcome you this summer!
August 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.
Come to compete, fly, improve your rank list position, raise self-confidence, make new friends and see the beautiful landscape of Czech Highlands from above! Ultimate Ballooning club organizes the Czech NationalHot-Air Balloon Championship, August 7th – 11th 2013. The championship is held under the auspices of the Czech Balloon Federation.
One of my favorite Event: nice people, nice landscape, competitive pilots and good beers. The Event will run with FAI loggers without observers. Maximum of twenty competition balloons is allowed but 5-6 place is available for foriegn pilots. You may find the Invitation and Entry form here and information here.
A Measuring Team of Czech Balloon National Championsip 2012
The 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