HappyEaster! 🙂 (the full story)
Invitation to participate in the 14th IYC:
Dear young people,
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
- model ballooning
- 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!
Tim Diller and Jop van Hooft
Rokas Kostiuskevicius – who won the 1st Junior Wolrd Championship in last year – won the 18th Hot Air Balloon Championship in Wloclawek, Poland. His father, Rimas Kostiuskevicius got the silver medal and Ivan Ayala got the bronse medal who had the silver medal in the last European Championship.
The veryyoung Dominic Berford finished on the 4th place, who know his family name well. Other results:
|3||2||Ivan AYALA ALCALDE||ESP||13705|
We had 5 flights and 18 tasks. The Event start with nice weather but the Autumn arrived after with fog and rain.
A short video about the by Tóth László.
The European Championship started yesterday with a
boring long General Briefing. The 2nd European Championship run with the CIA loggers but without a big advantage. The director, Mathijs R. De Bruijn decided to use GPS altitude instead of baromeric. The second surprise was no 2D just 3D scoring only. A pilot mentioned on the General Briefing:
“They are forcing pilots to fly in windy conditions in area with many powerlines as low as possible. This is not about pilot skills, this is very, very unsafe. I have no idea why we cannot have 2D scoring.”
Me personaly don’t understand why they step back in the time. These loggers are worked very well on many Events in different countries with different scoring software and scorers.
I start to use the FAI loggers at very beginning and never had any problem. We didn’t have any issue with the loggers during the Czech Nationals a month ago too and I’m sure the FAI loggers are working well!
We got a spectacular Opening Ceremony after the General Briefing with dancers and airshow without welcome drink and food.
MdB set three tasks today morning: HWZ, HWZ and JDG. It happened little bit windy condition but most of the pilots could reach the MMAs. The provisional results are available here. The afternoon briefing is cancelled because the rainy and windy condition.
The weather forecast promise the next flight for tomorrow morning. Let’s hope the best.
In 45 minutes, from 5:45 a.m., the 18 balloons flew! The 57th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett began in a small light drizzle. The 36 pilots and co-pilots (from 10 countries) will try to steal the title held by France with Vincent Leys. The competition can be followed in live on:
For the first hours, the balloons take the direction of East. The routers on the ground will ensure the baton to guide them and allow them to travel the greatest distance. A half of the balloons are still on low levele to East but some of them going around 2500 feet and direction of North. Same destination to everybody: greatest distance with a 1000 m3 gas balloon in the contest area. Good luck for everybody!
Three National Championships held on this week: Hungary, Austria and Spain too.
- Konecsni János
- Garab Szabolcs
- Végh Sándor
- Nyíri Áron
- Nagy Péter
- Kádár Róbert
- Molnár Csaba
Seven flights, 17 tasks, Event Director: Paál Dávid.
Waidhofen / Thaya
- Stefan ZEBERLI (SUI)
- Roman HUGI (SUI)
- Daniel KUSTERNIGG (AUT)
Seven flights, 22 tasks, Event Director:: Mathijs de Bruijn.
- Iván Ayala
- Carles Lladó
- Carles Figueras
Electronic Notice Board
17th Czech National Hot Air Balloon Championship Radesín, 7th – 11th August 2013
Results 1 – 15 final
Flight 5 – 10/08/2013 pm – Task Sheet
Briefing is cancelled, next Briefing will be 0530 10/08/2013.
Flight 4 09/08/2013 am – Task Sheet
Flight 3 08/08/2013 pm – Task Sheet
Flight 2 08/08/2013 am – Task Sheet
Flight 1 07/08/2013 pm – Task Sheet
PZs, CLPs and Targets waypoints. – 17:00 07/08/2013
|PZ Nr.||Colour||Coordinate||Radius m.||Alt. ft. MSL||
8307 / 6436
General Briefing Information Latest version of the Official Map in TIFF format and OZF2 format (Androzic compatible). – 15:00 06/08/2013 Event Director’s mobile: +420 722 774 390. List of pilots – 16:00 07/08/2013
|1||Suchý Michael, OK-0883||CZE|
|2||Vomáčka Tomáš, OK-1954||CZE|
|3||Olšanová Markéta, OK-9004||CZE|
|5||Vítek Petr, OK-2002||CZE|
|6||Línek David, OK-0055||CZE|
|7||Kubíček Petr, OK-0900||CZE|
|8||Kostrhun Pavel, OK-2667||CZE|
|9||Měřínský Pavel, OK-3366||CZE|
|10||Almer Johann, OE-RJA||AUT|
|11||Hora Tomáš, OK-5010||CZE|
|12||Garab Szabolcs, HA-756||HUN|
|13||Koupa Martin, OK-1612||CZE|
|14||Seigeot Clément, F-HOTT||FRA|
|15||Kubát Michal, OK-3008||CZE|
|16||Dillinger Pavel, OK-4021||CZE|
|17||Habán Tomáš, OK-2803||CZE|
|18||Staňa Libor, OK-7771||CZE|
|19||Škorpík Miloslav, OK-9003||CZE|
- Wednesday, 7th Aug, 2013
- registration for competition – 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
- general briefing 1:30 pm
- first competition evening flight
- Thursday, 8th Aug, 2013
- two morning and evening competition flights
- Friday, 9th Aug, 2013
- two morning and evening competition flights
- Saturday, 10th Aug, 2013
- two morning and evening competition flights
- closing ceremony
- farewell party
- Sunday, 11th Aug, 2013
- free morning flight or spare competition flight and closing ceremony
- departure of competitors
The participants of International Sport Competition of Hot Air Balloons “Sky Fair – 2013” – which was FAI Sporting Event – made a special flight after the contest program. We travelled from Kungur (host city, Perm region) to near Pervouralsk (satellite city of Yekaterinburg) at evening 5th July 2013. There is monument with a huge column which shows the border of Europe and Asia (56.870553, 60.047951). Twenty-two balloons are arrived to the meeting point. The distance is 250 km between Kungur and Pervouralsk which is not so much but the journey was hard because the Russian bus and roads. We had a good lunch and some rest. The organisers provided a nice folklore show too.
Some balloons are prepared to take-off close to the monument and the rests are moved to a nearby glade after the briefing in the Asian side. We didn’t plan long flight because huge forests, big lakes and few glades were in the flying area. The destination was only crossing the border of the two continents which was successful.
We recorded and scored the flights with same tools as the competition flights. The officials of the FAI Sporting Event checked the tracks of GPS loggers after the flights. One pilot turned on the GPS logger during the flight. We can’t record his take-off position but that was the first documented Event were many hot air balloons flight over the Europe – Asia border. The organiser will apply for the approval of Guinness Record.
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: http://balloon.hu/kungur2013/.
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|