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Inside of a hot-air balloon tank

Here is the inside of an aluminium hot-air balloon tank. This ‘cut away’ clearly shows how a hot-air balloon cylinder works…

Inside of an aluminium hot-air balloon tank

From the top.
You can see on this tank – the liquid valve which draws liquid fuel from the tube at base of the tank (silver handwheel valve) and the vapour valve (red wheel regulator valve) which could run the vapour pilot light on your burner if it had one, the pressure-relief-valve (PRV) is shown with the black plastic dust cap on it, the bleed valve used when filling the tank is the small screw valve and in the centre, the dial for the float gauge indicates the amount of liquid fuel in the tank.

Inside.
You can see the kinked ‘dip tube’, the contents float gauge, the bleed valve tube at a high fixed level to indicate when to stop filling as your tank is full enough and the pressure relief valve.

Important notes – Not all tanks have a kinked dip tube and cylinders can have different valve configurations.

Source: cameronballoons.co.uk

Winners of Europeans 2019

2nd Laurynas Komža LTU, 1st Stefan Zeberli SUI, 3rd Nicolas Schwartz FRA

21st European Hot Air Balloon Championship in Mallorca ended after 5 flights and 16 tasks.

Congratulations to all the pilots and teams, europeans and worlds are dope thanks to you all. Thanks to the whole national team for the help and healthy rivalry. It makes us stronger and more focused.

Thanks to David Bareford and his team for a challenging and interesting championship. It wasn’t an easy job to do with such a weather forecast on an mediterranean island, but we had it all: slow winds, fast take off, fog, clouds, missed targets, mud, all sorts of flags and great effort from all the pilots.

Thanks to Ricardo Aracil and his fantastic team for this event that we won’t forget. And we definitely won’t forget the award ceremonies, both of MBT and Europeans.

The 22nd European Hot Air Balloon Championship will be in  Szeged, Hungary. See you there!

Photo and text credit Balloon Club Lituanica

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

Electronic Notice Board of Kaunas Auga Cup 2019

Results of Kaunas Auga Cup 2019

Task sheet of flight 2, flight is cancelled.
Task sheet of flight 1, task 1 and 3 are cancelled at 20:44.

Schedule

Registration at CC, “Via Baltica” hotel, Sargenai, Kaunas04.07.2019from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
General and tasks breafing:04.07.20197:00 PM
First flight:04.07.2019PM
Last flight of the event:07.07.2019AM
Prize giving banquet:07.07.201912:00 AM

Pilots of Kaunas Auga Cup 2019

No.NameCountry
1. ArnasSostakasLTU
2. VytautasJuneviciusLTU
3. TadasGegeviciusLTU
4. DariusMikalajunasLTU
5. GintautasMockaitisLTU
6. SarunasMockaitisLTU
7. AdamasMikeleviciusLTU
8. LukasMikeleviciusLTU
9. VytautasRudzianskasLTU
10. IevaSuopyteLTU
11. MindaugasPalisaitisLTU
12. SergeyUsanovEST
13. ValdasDaukseviciusLTU
14. MindaugasVaivadaLTU
15. ZydrunasKazlauskasLTU
16. AgneSimonaviciuteLTU
17. MartynasLyciusLTU
18. MariusNaujalisLTU
FiestaMarius TAMOŠIŪNASLTU

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

First “real” hot air balloon

At 22nd of October 1960, the first “real” hot air balloon was tested in the USA🇺🇸 by Ed Yost! With support of the U.S. Navy this project led to what we are doing today… ballooning! 

First real hot air balloon by Ed Yost

Because of these guys we are able today to explore, live our dream of flying and share our passion with thousands of passengers every day around the world.

🎉Thank you and happy birthday! 🎉