Category Archives: Pre-World Junior 2011

First fly done

Marijampole, Junior Pre-WorldsThe forecast promised rain but we found rain free zone between two fronts and we can fly. Common launch from the city and Hesitation Waltz to two stadium.
13 pilots drop and 7 was in the target areas.

Task sheet pm 27/05/2011

Rules (corrected 1754 27/05/2011)

General Briefing informations (corrected 1754 27/05/2011)

Map + calibrations files + CLPS, PZs (zip, 17,5 MB)

Meteogram pm 27/05/2011

Name, rules, map

The Event shall be known as:
International Hot Air Balloon Competition Marijampole Cup 2011,
2nd Open Lithuanian Junior Hot Air Balloon Championship

We can’t call the Event Junior Pre-World because ‘that the event that you are running this year does not have a FAI sanction so it cannot use the wording World Championship not even if it is a test event’.

The rules are available here and map from here.

Don’t forget Event coming on this weekend. Follow us!

Pre-World Junior 2011

Pre-World Junior Hot Air Balloon ChampionshipWe are glad to inform you that during FAI annual meeting in Japan on 12th March 2011 FAI Junior hot air balloon category has been established. We are planning to organize 1st World Junior Hot Air Balloon Championship in Marijampole (Lithuania) in May 2012. This is why we are organizing Pre-World Junior Championship in Marijampole on 27th -29th May 2011. Pilots must be under TWENTYSIX years of age on the day of General Briefing.

Full title of the event is International Hot Air Balloon Competition Marijampole Cup 2011, 1st Open Lithuanian Junior Hot Air Balloon Championship, Pre-World Junior Hot Air Balloon Championship.We will use rules based on FAI AXMERG Category 1.

The organizers will provide for pilot + 3 crew:

  • LPG
  • Maps
  • GPS loggers
  • Accommodation
  • Morning coffee + opening snacks party (Friday) + barbeque (Saturday) + farewell party (Sunday)

Official language – English.
Limited number of participants – 20 balloons.


There is entry fee EUR 200 that must be paid by May 15th, 2011.
Returnable deposit of EUR 100 to be paid at the registration and will be returned after the last competition flight.

Please, fill in the entry form and return to us as soon as possible. The applications will be accepted on first come, first serve basis, but only after receipt of entry fee.

Attached you will find more information on event and bank details for participation fee payment.

We look forward for your visit to Lithuania, MARIJAMPOLE!

Sincerely yours,

Gintaras Surkus
Event director & Organizer’s club head

Zoltán Pálhegyi
Competition Director

You may download the Invitation and Entry form from here.