Wednesday, 31 August 2011 15:11
Jean-Marc Badan, the previous FAI Sports Director and Deputy to the Secretary General, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the FAI – the International Air Sports Federation. He will formally take up his appointment in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1st October 2011.
Friday, 29 July 2011 21:19
The first flight took place in the afternoon of 28th with JDG and HWZ at the 2011 LUXGSM - World Balloon Trophy. The ANG was also expected to be flown but it was cancelled as the pilots had to wait a long time for the unstable atmosphere to disappear from the flight area. The results for these tasks are already on the results web page.
Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00
The General Briefing took place yesterday afternoon but it was raining very hard outside. All 31 pilots from 12 countries arrived and are ready to compete. Some are new and some came back after some years. There are some new faces around, which is very nice. The weather doesn't look very good but hopefully there will better weather for the weekend.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 16:24
The Echternach city will host from July 27th to 31st the 2011 LUXGSM - World Balloon Trophy sponsorized by Shell Gas (LPG). 31 pilots from Switzerland , Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg , Denmark, France ,Germany, Czek Republic, Lithuania, UK and Netherlands are going to compete in the 2011 LUXGSM - World Balloon Trophy.
Thursday, 12 May 2011 16:20
The Commission Internationale d’Aérostation (CIA), part of FAI, has published the World Pilot Ranking List taking into account the results of the 2 world championships for hot air airships (Russia, France). Airship competitions determine the most performing pilots in a combination of speed races navigational perfection and precision flying. Organisers favours such events generally attracting crowds of 20000 to 30000 spectators.
The Ranking List is led by 4 time world champion J.-A.Besnard from Switzerland.
Thursday, 17 March 2011 00:25
Approximately 50 delegates from various FAI Member countries attended the 2011 FAI Ballooning Commission meeting last week-end (A detailed summary of this meeting will be published soon).
The meeting was held on the 7th floor of the Aviation Building, downtown Tokyo, just when the earthquake struck Japan.
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 00:33
The bodies of the two missing American balloonists have been found today in the Adriatic Sea, off the Italian coast 10 miles north of Vieste, Italian officials say.
Friday, 03 December 2010 16:01
Having returned to Sweden after taking part in the Tochigi Hot Air Balloon International Championship as a private competitor, FAI President Dr. John Grubbström shares his impressions of the competition.
"It has been a very competitive Championship, with the very best pilots in attendance, including World Champion Johnny Petrehn, and I must say that I have been impressed by the high level of the observers: they were really world class."
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 22:04
The Tochigi Hot Air Balloon International Championship will take place in Tochigi, Japan, in November (18th to 23th November 2010).
This event also includes the final round of the 2010 Hot Air Balloon HONDA Grand Prix . 29 pilots are going to compete in the Tochigi International championship while 21 teams are participating to the Honda Grand Prix.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010 19:23
The 19th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship will take place in Debrecen, Hungary from 2nd to 10th October 2010.