Friday, 18 November 2016 14:06
A Russian priest who circumnavigated the world in a balloon in record time has been presented the inaugural FAI - Breitling Pilot of the Year Award at a ceremony in Switzerland yesterday, Thursday 17 November 2016.
Sunday, 06 November 2016 13:36
Ten days, eight flight and 26 tasks ago, 105 of the world’s best competitors from 31 countries began competing in the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship. With one flight to go, the current Top 10 after 26 tasks are:
Saturday, 05 November 2016 12:52
The 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship is entering Day 6 of competition to determine the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion. With three competition flights remaining, the top 10 competitors are:
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 16:48
After a busy Sunday, competition to become the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion got underway Monday morning.
Saturday, 29 October 2016 12:49
Competitors, crews, officials and balloonists from around the world are converging on Saga Japan for the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship.
Friday, 28 October 2016 15:39
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 10:15
The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, received an official trophy on 30 September 2016 to mark her involvement with this year’s Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett.
Friday, 30 September 2016 09:04
One hundred and ten years ago on 30 September 1906 US aviator Lieutenant Frank Purdy Lahm won the first ever Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, a prestigious balloon race that still takes place today.
Saturday, 24 September 2016 23:16
Switzerland’s Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpraechtiger (Team SUI 1) were crowned champions of the 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett – the world’s most prestigious gas balloon race – at an elegant ceremony in Gladbeck, northwest Germany tonight.