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.
Sunday, 02 October 2016 22:38
Over 62,000 fans witnessed pilot Matthias Dolderer write new motorsport history on 1–2 October 2016, as the German won the Red Bull Air Race debut at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway and clinched his first World Championship – and the first for Germany – in the process.
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.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 20:16
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has agreed to include Paragliding into the 18th Asian Games 2018.
The decision was taken at the OCA General Assembly that took place in Danang, Vietnam, on 25 September 2016.
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.
Saturday, 24 September 2016 12:10
Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2016 champions - Switzerland’s Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpraechtiger (Team SUI 1) - made history when they landed in Stavros in central Greece during this year’s race.
Saturday, 24 September 2016 11:44
Gas balloon racing teams often spend days in the air - sharing a tiny space and sometimes dealing with stressful situations. Here, Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett pilots explain what makes a partnership capable of surviving a long-distance flight in such cramped conditions.
Friday, 23 September 2016 17:34
It’s official! After flying 1,803.40 kilometres from Gladbeck in northwest Germany to Stavros in central Greece, Switzerland’s Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpraechtiger (Team SUI-01) have won the 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett.
The champions – the first gas balloon pilots ever to fly in Greek airspace – will be presented with their medals in Gladbeck tomorrow evening.
See the full, official results of the 2016 edition of the world’s oldest and most prestigious gas balloon race at http://bit.ly/2cMJq3U.
Friday, 23 September 2016 16:37
With 24 teams from around the world taking part, the 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett was the biggest ever.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 09:53
Team SUI-01: “So now we are descending over beautiful flat ground. Thank you to all our team for the fantastic support. It was a great time and we can still find it hard to believe that our dream is about to come true...”