Competitions

AWARD CEREMONY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD AT 5:00 PM

16th Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons® Trophy from Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 2nd 2019

It is the opportunity for pilots to compare, on an international scale, their dexterity outside of the federal championship circuit. During the competitions that will take place over 10 flights, pilots must demonstrate their mastery of their balloon to accomplish the objectives for each contest.

Rules to download >>HERE<<

©Alain EVEN


Previous winners:

 

  • 2017 Pierre-Antoine ROUSSEL (F)
  • 2015 Benjamin Eimers (D)
  • 2013 Paschal Noor (NL)
  • 2011 Kenneth Karlstorm (UK)
  • 2009 Klosek Wlodzimierz (PL)
  • 2007 Hans Pravda (A)
  • 2005 Julien Breuillot (F)
  • 2003 Steve Greenroyd (UK)
  • 2001 Josep Llado-Costa (SP)
  • 1999 Andrzej Rogowski (PL)
  • 1997 Owen Keown (USA)
  • 1995 Daniel Dupuis (F)
  • 1993 Steve Greenroyd (UK) & Daniel Dupuis (F)
  • 1991 Paul Spellward (UK) & Ozga Waldeman (PL)
  • 1989 Olivier Roux-Devillas (F)


“PASSING THE BURNER” CHALLENGE 
ON MONDAY, JULY 29TH (IN THE EVENING)

This competition is paying tribute to the second generation of balloonists of “modern era” who have grown up in their parent’s basket. Entrants will have to prove his or her relation to the older pilot.

Rules to download >>HERE<<

Previous winners:

  • 2017 N/A
  • 2015 Robbie Mansfield (UK)
  • 2013 Brian Poussardin (F)
  • 2011 Bastien Schwarz (DE)
  • 2009 Gauthier Hayt (B)
  • 2007 Gavin Chadwick (UK)
  • 2005 Neus Llado Costa (SP)
  • 2003 N/A


“VERY OLD BURNERS” CHALLENGE 
ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 1ST (IN THE EVENING)

This contest is open exclusively to pilots that have travelled the skies for more than 30 years. The 30 years referring to the 30 years since the event was created. You demonstrate your dexterity on a target set out before a crowd of spectators (“return to the fold”). Rules to download >>HERE<<

Previous winners:

  • 2017 N/A

  • 2015 Jean Dille / Bernard Catala (B)
  • 2013 Philippe Nieuwland (B)
  • 2011 Nick Bland (UK)
  • 2009 Philippe Nieuwland (B)
  • 2007 David Turner (UK)
  • 2005 Rowland Benbrook (UK)
  • 2003 Pierre Pflumio (F)