#GEMAB21 Ambassadors: Bertrand Piccard – Citizen of the World

#GEMAB21 Ambassadors: Bertrand Piccard – Citizen of the World 🌎

I am a hot air balloon pilot for 29 years and I have more than 1200 hours of flight time to my credit.
I have flown over many countries: Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Haiti, Honduras, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Libya, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, United States and Yemen.

My best records are to have realized the first non stop round the world balloon flight with Brian Jones (in 1999, distance 45’755 km, duration 477 hours, altitude 11’737 m) and to have been the winner of the first transatlantic balloon race (1992) with Wim Verstraeten.

I come to the Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons since 2003, I have a wonderful friendship with Philippe Buron Pilâtre, sharing our passion with the public. What I love about #GEMAB is the harmony of flying with hundreds of peaceful balloons over the battlefields of the three horrible wars. Among my favorite moments of this event, the famous Great Line is my favorite.
A great memory is surfing the surface of Lake Madine with my balloon basket.

If you are a balloon pilot and have never been to Chambley, you have wasted your time so far! You have to go there!
During my stay at #GEMAB, I took time to visit Douaumont, Verdun and its history, Gravelotte and its museum dedicated to the War of 1870 and the Annexation.

Cliquez ici pour consulter notre politique de gestion des données personnelles.

Préférences pour les cookies

Lorsque vous visitez notre site web, celui-ci est susceptible de stocker des informations obtenues via votre navigateur internet, par l'intermédiaire de fichiers dénommés "cookies". Ici vous pouvez modifier vos préférences en matière de gestion de ces données vous concernant. Sachez que bloquer certains types de cookies pourra avoir un impact sur votre expérience de navigation, et sur certaines fonctions d'utilisation du site.

Privacy preferences

When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in the form of cookies. Here you can change your Privacy preferences. It is worth noting that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we are able to offer.

Notre site web utilise des cookies. Merci de définir vos préférences en matière de données personnelles, ou d'accepter l'utilisation de ces cookies.