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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

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

Electronic Notice Board of CE Cup 2018

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Results of the CE Cup
Results of the Hungarian Nationals

Answer to complaint by pilot no. 2
Complaint of pilot no.  2

Task sheet of Flight5
Task sheet of Flight4
Task sheet of Flight3
Task sheet of Flight2
Task sheet of Flight1

Schedule

Pilots of CE Cup

01. Péter MOLNÁR Hungary HA-607 Lola
02. Csaba MOLNÁR Hungary Ha-761 Cargo-partner
03. Szabolcs GARAB Hungary HA777 ExtremRacer
04. Tom DELEERSNYDER Begium OK-0900 Kubicek demo
05. Johann ALMER Austria OE-RJA Pucher Racer
06. Péter NAGY Hungary HA-756 MOL
08. Marián HRAŇO Slovakia OM-3333 BRAMAC
07. David LÍNEK Czech Republic OK-0055 DLNK XR racer
10. Pavel KOSTRHUN Czech Republic OK 2667 RENC
11. Imre NAGY Hungary HA-877
12. Rita BECZ Hungary HA-928 Red
13. Dejan BUZETI Slovenia S5-OBU White balloon
14. László KERESZTES Hungary HA-707 Léghajlító
15. Tibor SZIGLIGETI Hungary HA-864
16. Péter SZABÓ Hungary HA-851
17. Ferenc FÜSTÖS Hungary HA-879 Brigitte
18. Pavel MĚŘÍNSKÝ Czech Republic OK-3366 SATAN
19. Antal HORVÁTH Hungary HA-713 Dégáz
20. Gábor HUNOR Hungary HA 708 Pulyka
21. Zoltán NÉMETH Hungary HA-606
23. József STIEBER Hungary HA-720 Csíkos
24. Paweł SOBÓL Poland SP-BPE Leszno
25. Jakub DZIEDZIAK Poland SP-BTR Tauron
26. Michael ABEL Austria OE – RZU Colorful spiral

Pilots of Hungarian Nationals

01. Péter MOLNÁR Hungary HA-607 Lola
02. Csaba MOLNÁR Hungary Ha-761 Cargo-partner
03. Szabolcs GARAB Hungary HA777 ExtremRacer
06. Péter NAGY Hungary HA-756 MOL
11. Imre NAGY Hungary HA-877
12. Rita BECZ Hungary HA-928 Red
14. László KERESZTES Hungary HA-707 Léghajlító
15. Tibor SZIGLIGETI Hungary HA-864
16. Péter SZABÓ Hungary HA-851
17. Ferenc FÜSTÖS Hungary HA-879 Brigitte
19. Antal HORVÁTH Hungary HA-713 Dégáz
20. Gábor HUNOR Hungary HA 708 Pulyka
21. Zoltán NÉMETH Hungary HA-606
23. József STIEBER Hungary HA-720 Csíkos

Pilots of Szeged Balloon Cup fiesta

Name Country Reg. No. Balloon name
30. Lajos BÖDDI Hungary HA-871 Budapest Ballon
31. Jindrich LANCARIC Czech Republic OK 4010 REJNBOU
32. István BARLA-SZABÓ Hungary D-OKBQ Krombacher

 

Electronic Notice Board of CE Cup 2017

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1st Central European Cup and
37th Hungarian National Championship and
21st Czech National Championship and
2nd Szeged Balloon Cup

Results of the CE Cup, signed results
Results of the Hungarian Nationals
Measuring report sheets

Task sheet of Flight4

Task sheet of Flight3

Task sheet of Flight2

Task sheet of Flight1

14th September 2017 PM Briefing is cancelled

Task sheet of Flight1 – cancelled

Pilots of CE Cup Continue reading

FAI ballooning events in 2017

FAI CIA logo21-27 August, 2017
20th European Air Balloon Championships, Brissac, France

4-10 September
4th Women Hot Air Balloon Championship, Leszno, Poland

  • ED: Moniek vande Velde
  • Status: 2nd round of invitation running. Ends  30th April
  • Contact: Bogdan Prawicki – bogdanprawicki@wp.pl

7-16 September
61st Coupe Gordon Bennett, Fribourg, Switzerland

22-25 June
Slovenian Open Championship, Sporting event, Murska Sobota, Slovenia

  • ED: Thomas Herndl, CIA loggers
  • Invitation: All FAI members. Entry deadline: 6 June 2017.
  • Entry fee: 150€ includes maps, breakfast, lunch, opening/closing ceremony. No propane, no accomodation.
  • Contact: Matjaž Pavlinjek, matjaz.pavlinek@gmeil.com

3-6 August
20e COUPE D’EUROPE DE MONTGOLFIERES & 25e COUPE DU MONDE DES DAMES. Sporting event, NOUVELLE AQUITAINE – BLANZAC-PORCHERESSE, France

  • ED: Jacques Bernardin, loggers,
  • Invitation process: 1-31 March 2017
  • Entry fee: 290 € (3+ pilot) Accommodation, breakfast, brunch after morning flights, dinner, propane, pilot’s pack, maps
  • Contact: Viviane Barbot, fr.mainfondsaubeville@orange.fr

8-10 August
Minsk 950th Anniversary Balloon Cup, Sporting event, Minsk, Belarus

  • Entry Fee: Before 1 July, 200€, after 1 July, 300€. Includes gas, map, CIA loggers, accomodation (2 nights), breakfast and lunch for 4 persons, opening and closing ceremony.
  • Contact: Anton Bystrov, Sec. Gen. of Belarusian Fed. of Air Sports, secretary@bfas.by

13-16 September
1st Central European and 2nd Szeged Balloon Cup, Sporting event, Szeged, Hungary

  • ED: Zoltan Palhegyi, CIA loggers
  • Invitation: All FAI members. Entry until 10 June, 2017. Entry Fee: Before 10 May, 100€, after 10 May, 200€. Includes gas, map, breakfast and lunch for 4 persons, free camping at airport.
  • Contact: Zoltán Pálhegyi

Invitation to the Central European Cup

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FAI Sporting Event – CIA sanction pending

We would like to invite you to the BorTér winefestival, where more than 100 wineries presents excellent products and the second Szeged Airshow which is the largest flying event in the region and to the first Central European Cup hot air balloon competition and to the second Szeged Ballon Cup fiesta.

The Event will run from 13th September 2017. The last flying day will be 16th September PM unless the minimum tasks under rule 1.2 have not been achieved, in which case the last flying day will be 17th September AM.

The entry fee is 100 EUR if you pay it before 10th May and it’s includes are FAI loggers, officials, electronic maps and rules, propane for the flights, light breakfast and lunch for pilot + 3 (Thursday – Friday – Saturday), pilot pack souvenirs, free camping facilities on the airport with your own equipment. If you don’t want to camp then you should manage and pay your accommodation.

The organisers will accept the first 40 valid entries.

You may find the invitation here.  Printable version of the invitation.

The Junior World Champion won the 18th Hot Air Balloon Championship

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 winner 18th Hot Air Balloon Championship

The winners 18th Hot Air Balloon Championship

The veryyoung  Dominic Berford finished on the 4th place, who know his family name well. Other results:

1 17 Rokas KOSTIUSKEVICIUS LTU 14036
2 18 Rimas KOSTIUSKEVICIUS LTU 13876
3 2 Ivan AYALA ALCALDE ESP 13705
4 52 Dominic BAREFORD GBR 13679
5 1 Stefan ZEBERLI SUI 13305
6 71 Peter OLSSON SWE 12989
7 30 Bartosz NOWAKOWSKI POL 12764
8 13 Uwe SCHNEIDER GER 12749
9 47 Christoffer MUNDT DEN 12536
10 29 Ivan MENYAYLO RUS 12509
31 39 David LINEK CZE 10225
34 41 Petr KUBICEK CZE 10114
37 42 Michael SUCHY CZE 9489
38 68 Janos KONECSNI HUN 9395
54 40 Pavel KOSTRHUN CZE 8222
55 69 Peter NAGY HUN 8192
76 70 Sandor VEGH HUN 5475

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.

18th FAI Hot Air Balloon European Championship 2013

18th FAI Hot Air Balloon European Championship 2013The 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!

I'm participate here with my Czech freinds as the team manager.

I’m participate here with my Czech freinds as the team manager.

We got a spectacular Opening Ceremony after the General Briefing with dancers and airshow without welcome drink and food.

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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.

Nice sunrise before the first flight

Nice sunrise before the first flight

The weather forecast promise the next flight for tomorrow morning. Let’s hope the best.

Balloons of Gordon Bennett 2013 started

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:

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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!

Gordon Benett 2013 start

Gordon Benett 2013 start – photo: Martine Besnainou

CIA World Hot Air Balloon Ranking List 2013

John-Petrehn

John Petrehn

The FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA) has updated the CIA World Hot Air Balloon Ranking List ahead of the start of the 2013 competition season. John Petrehn, Nick Donner and Stefan Zeberli lead the rankings which count 918 pilots (of which about 7% per cent are female) from 39 nations in total.

John Petrehn (see picture on the left © Cindy Petrehn) from USA tops the rankings following his performances at several World Championships: gold medals in 2010 and 2006 and a silver medal in 2012.

The 2nd place goes to Nick Donner, also from USA, who climbed on top of the podium at the 20th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Battlecreek (Michigan, USA) in 2012 and finished second in 2006.

Stefan Zeberli

Stefan Zeberli

The bronze medal taken at the 9th FAI World Hot Air Airship Championship in 2010 brought Swiss pilot Stefan Zeberli (see picture on the right) to the third step of the ranking list.

About the CIA World Hot Air Balloon Ranking List
The purpose of the CIA World Hot Air Ranking List is to show a ranking of the top hot air balloon pilots of the world and provide a performance comparison among them. The list is established by a calculation formula that includes the results of the last five World Championships resp. World Air Games and to a lesser degree the competitor’s national ranking position.

No any Hungarian pilots are in top 30 but 4 Czech are there. Three Hungarians was in the top 30 at 2000 and only one Czech.

How many pilots are in the top 30 at 2000 and 2013

How many pilots are in the top 30 at 2000 and 2013