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59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett: Victory for Swiss Team SUI 01 Frieden and Witprächtiger!

Swiss Team SUI 01 Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witprächtiger (left) won the 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordo...

59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett – Preparations in Full Swing !

7 hours to go until the take-off of the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship. The launch...

Follow the 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett online - Launch of the gas balloons on Friday !

The Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship, is the ...

19th FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship

Stefan Zeberli from Switzerland won the Gold medal in Debrecen, Hungary - Check out the pictures !

Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up and Running

FAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by th...

Two Eagles Balloon's Duration and Distance World Records Ratified by FAI

FAI has ratified two world records following the Two Eagle Balloon's fantastic flight across the P...

59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett: Victory for Swiss Team SUI 01 Frie....

59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett: Victory for Swiss Team SUI 01 Frie....

Swiss Team SUI 01 Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witprächtiger (left) won the 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long Distance Gas Ballo....

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59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett – Preparations in Full Swing !

59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett – Preparations in Full Swing !

7 hours to go until the take-off of the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship. The launch of the 17 Teams representing 8 Nations is schedul....

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Follow the 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett online - Launch of the g....

Follow the 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett online - Launch of the g....

The Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship, is the oldest and most prestigious event in aviation and....

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Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015  Now Up and Running

Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up and Running

FAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the host....

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FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - Hot Air Balloons and Hot Air Airships Bull....

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - Hot Air Balloons and Hot Air Airships Bull....

The Hot Air Balloons and Hot Air Airships Bulletins for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 is now available for download.

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21 May 2000: The Story of Lindsay Muir's Hot Air Balloon World Record

21 May 2000: The Story of Lindsay Muir's Hot Air Balloon World Record

Balloon World Record not broken since We are pleased to continue our series of world record celebrations with an exceptional woman in ballooning sports: British Lindsay Muir. She established a fema....

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until 04 September 2015 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett Pau (France)

Upcoming Events

15 September 2015 3rd FAI Women's European Hot Air Balloon Championship Drenthe (Netherlands)
28 October 2015 2015 Saga International Balloon Fiesta Saga (Japan)
01 December 2015 2015 FAI World Air Games Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
24 February 2016 3rd FAI European Hot Air Airship Championship Rottach-Egern (Germany)
29 June 2016 3rd FAI Junior World Hot Air Balloon Championship Marijampole (Lithuania)
05 July 2016 2nd FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship Birstonas (Lithuania)
30 October 2016 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship Saga (Japan)
04 September 2017 4th FAI Women's European Hot Air Balloon Championship Leszno (Poland)
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Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

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The Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett is the most prestigious event in aviation and the ultimate challenge for the balloon pilots and their equipment.

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