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2015 FAI Annual Report released

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More ...

Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

The FAI international jury selected the winning paintings of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest, a c...

Fribourg ready to welcome the famous Gordon Bennett Cup

61st Aeronautical Cup for Gas Balloons in 2017 The Canton of Fribourg will have the honour of organ...

6 months until the 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett in Gladbeck, Germany!

180 days to go until the 60th edition of the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long D...

Swiss Pilot Jacques-Antoine Besnard wins 3rd FAI European Hot Air Airship Championship

Swiss pilot Jacques-Antoine Besnard wins the 3rd FAI European Hot Air Airship Championship in Rott...

USA Tops the Final Medal Table of the FAI World Air Games

The United States has finished at the top of the medal table at the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015, ...

2015 FAI Annual Report released

2015 FAI Annual Report released

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More compact than the previous editions, it includes th....

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 FAI Ballooning Commission 2016 Annual Meeting - Main Decisions and Discuss....

FAI Ballooning Commission 2016 Annual Meeting - Main Decisions and Discuss....

The 2016 Plenary Meeting of the FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA) was held from 18 – 19 March 2016 in Cala Millor, Mallorca Island, Spain. Please f....

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Fribourg ready to welcome the famous Gordon Bennett Cup

Fribourg ready to welcome the famous Gordon Bennett Cup

61st Aeronautical Cup for Gas Balloons in 2017 The Canton of Fribourg will have the honour of organising the prestigious Aeronautical Cup for Ga....

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6 months until the 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett  in Gladbeck, Ge....

6 months until the 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett in Gladbeck, Ge....

180 days to go until the 60th edition of the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship. This year the i....

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Swiss Pilot Jacques-Antoine Besnard wins 3rd FAI European Hot Air Airship C....

Swiss Pilot Jacques-Antoine Besnard wins 3rd FAI European Hot Air Airship C....

Swiss pilot Jacques-Antoine Besnard wins the 3rd FAI European Hot Air Airship Championship in Rottach-Egern (GER) before the two Germans Andreas Mer....

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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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Upcoming Events

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)
21 July 2016 2016 Luxembourg Balloon Trophy Mersch (Luxemburg)
15 September 2016 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett Gladbeck (Germany)
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)
07 September 2017 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett Epagny, Gruyères (Switzerland)
07 August 2018 3rd FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship Naleczow (Poland)
18 August 2018 23rd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship Gross-Siegharts (Austria)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

24 January 2016 Ballooning : Duration : 32h 12min 47 sec Ivan Menyaylo (RUS)
10 January 2016 Ballooning : Duration : 9h 26 min Gregory J. Winker (USA)
31 January 2015 Ballooning : Duration : 160 h 34 min Troy Bradley (USA)
31 January 2015 Ballooning : Distance : 10 711,6 km Troy Bradley (USA)
13 January 2015 Ballooning : Duration : 7h 24min 35sec Sandra Rolfe (CAN)
09 February 2014 Ballooning : Duration : 4h 17min 42 sec Sandra Rolfe (CAN)
30 January 2012 Ballooning : Distance : 117.84 km Sandra Rolfe (CAN)
25 May 2011 Ballooning : Duration : 23: h 18 m 30 sec Whilhelm Eimers (GER)
17 February 2010 Ballooning : Duration : 27 h 41 min 20 sec Pierrick Duvoisin (SUI)
17 February 2010 Ballooning : Duration : 27 h 41 min 20 sec Pierrick Duvoisin (SUI)
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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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Hall of Fame

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Where Legends meet.

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6 months until the 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett in Gladbeck, Germany!

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180 days to go until the 60th edition of the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship. This year the individual stories of the pilots full of adventure, skill, courage, survival and luck will continue in Gladbeck (GER) from 15 – 24 September 2016.

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