2010 CIA Plenary Meeting News Release

Download the Press Release for the Annual Meeting of the FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA), held in Lausanne, Switzerland on 12th and 13th March 2010.


2010 CIA Plenary Meeting (10 - 13 March)

The agenda for the 2010 Plenary Meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland has been published and can be downloaded from CIA Meetings Web page.


CIA Newsletter Autumn 2009

The Autumn 2009 CIA Newsletter has been published and is now available.

New FAI Secretary General Appointed

Stéphane Desprez, former Competition Director of the 2008 Rugby World Cup in France, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the FAI – the World Air Sports Federation. He will formally take up his appointment in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1st February 2010.


53rd Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

The “53rd Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett”, the famous international FAI aeronautical race, was launched Saturday evening from the Vessy Sports Center in Geneva (Switzerland).

16 gas-balloon teams from 8 nations participate in this race which started with a dramatic night-launch in perfect weather conditions.


World Air Games Torino 2009



Although the consolidated flight results are published on the World Air Games Web site at: www.wag2009.com/eng/results/index.htm  please find below detail information on tasks and task results:

Updated: June 12, 2009  2000 hours


2009 CIA Plenary Meeting (11 - 14 March 2009).

The download the complete minutes and agenda from the CIA Meetings Web page.

FAI Ballooning Commission Hall of Fame

The 2009 Inductees into the Hall of Fame were:

 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones

Nominated for the Hall of Fame was:

  • Michio Kanda (Japan)

2009 CIA Plenary Meeting (11 - 14 March 2009)

The agenda for the 2009 Plenary Meeting in Lauanne, Switzerland has been published and can be downloaded from the CIA Meetings Web page.

CIA Newsletter Autumn 2008

The Autumn 2008 CIA Newsletter has now been published.

CIA Conference Agendas and Minutes

Agenda and Minute files are large but compressed and contain all of the appendices and attachments of each meeting. Due to their size PowerPoint presentations, video clips and large documents are attached separately.  

2011 Tokyo, Japan (9 - 12 March)


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