Press Release - Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

I am pleased to be in a position to close our calendar year with the good news that the 52nd in 2008 will take place in Albuquerque (USA). The CIA Bureau has decided to accept the bid from the USA, to grant a sanction to the organizers, and recommend the ratification of this decision to the 2008 CIA Plenary meeting. The event details can be found here. In addition, I am pleased to announce that five NAC have declared that they will bid for the organization of the 53rd Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett in 2009, namely

  • Germany
  • Luxembourg
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • USA

JC Weber, President FAI Ballooning Commission