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European championships calendar

La saison des championnats reprend bientôt, et chaque fédération annonce peu à peu les dates de ses championnats nationaux. Voici le calendrier des championnats européens à venir par ordre chronologique. Les championnats manquant seront ajoutés au fur et à mesure.

As the championships season is about to begin, national federations are announcing their championships. This is the calendar of 2015’s european championships in chronological order. Missing championships will be added progressively.

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Belgian Balloon Trophy: 13-17th May logoBBT2015

Official Website: http://bbt2015.balloonfederation.be

Event Director: Jonas Maes

FAI Loggers: YES

Number of Pilotes: 54 already registered

Registration open until: 19/04/2015

Location: Vielsalm

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Luxemburg Nationals: 16-19th July

Official Website: TBA

Event Director: Jean Klein

FAI Loggers: YES

Number of pilotes: 15 – first come, first served.

Location: Ettelbruck 

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European Cup: 29th July – 2nd August

Official Website: http://www.mainfonds.com

Event Director: TBA

FAI Loggers: NO, standard loggers will be used

Number of pilotes: 45

Locations: Mainfonds 

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Lithuanian National: 29th July-1st August

Official Website: TBA

Event Director: Robertas Komza

FAI Loggers: YES

Number of pilotes: 30

Locations: Telšiai 

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Czech Nationals: 5-9th August

Official Website: TBA

Event Director: Zoltan Palhegyi

FAI Loggers: YES

Number of pilotes: 30-40 (10 international pilots are open)

Location: Radesin 

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European Championship: 10-19th Augustcropped-Logo-fekvo-1

Official Website: http://deballoons.com

Event Director: Claude Weber

FAI Loggers: YES

Number of pilotes: 105

Locations: Debrecen 

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French & UK National: 22-26th August

Official Website: TBA

Event Director: David Levin

FAI Loggers: YES

Number of pilotes: 65

Locations: Etampes 

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Women European Championship: 14-19th SeptemberImage Messages(863079347)

Official Website: http://ekballonvaren.nl/

Event Director: Mathijs Debruijn

FAI Loggers: YES

Number of pilotes: 40

Locations: Drenthe 

Training Event Vichy – Results

Here is the final ranking of the French Team Training Event in Vichy, directed by the great Hungarian event director Zoltan Palhegyi.

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FLIGHT1_Tasks Sheet

FLIGHT2_Tasks sheet

Task1_results / Task2_results / Task3_results / Task4_results / Task5_results / Task6_results / Task7_results / Task8_results / Task9_results

More infos on http://vichy2014.blogspot.fr/ (French coach J-M Lequime) or http://balloon.hu/ (Event Director Zoltan Palhegyi)

Training Event Vichy – Day 2 AM

7h00: briefing time

Flight 1 20th April am with PDG – FIN – JDG – Pilot Declared 3D Shape Task in any order.

Ce matin ca vole enfin, le pilot annonce 15 kts à 100m/sol, ca va être sportif mais ca permet de se remettre dans le bain immédiatement.Le choix du terrain était parfait, il fallait éviter les 2 ZI situées juste avant le FIN, donc prévoir de voler haut !Après 10 min de vol on amorce déjà 700m de descente pour arriver sur le FIN où on fait 10m. Le reste du vol se passe plutôt bien et on attend le scoring pour les autres résultats !

This morning it’s finally flyable, piball announced 15kts at 100m AGL, so it will be a sportive flight =). The choice of the take off field was perfect, we needed to avoid the 2 PZ situated just before the FIN, so we needed to fly high! After 10 minutes and a 700-meters descent we arrived on the FLY-IN, where we scored about 10 meters. The other tasks went well and we are now waiting for the results. 

Electronic notice Board (Zoltan Palhegyi’s website) : http://balloon.hu

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Solo Morning Flight / Solo Crew

Ce weekend nous avons décidé d’aller voler avec ma chérie. Je voulais m’entraîner à voler solo et elle voulait s’entraîner à être équipière solo :p Nous avons tout géré seuls, j’ai fait un vol sympa et j’ai atterri à quelques centaines de mètres à peine de la maison ! Elle a aussi fait de nombreuses photos, que je partage avec vous. Ce weekend nous serons à Vichy pour un stage d’entraînement de l’équipe de France. Hâte de jeter du marqueur !!

This weekend we decided to go flying with my girlfriend. I wanted to train for solo flight and she wanted to train for solo crew :p We managed everything on our own, I made a very nice flight and landed only a few hundreds meter from our home.  She took the opportunity to take a lot of nice pictures of my Racer, which I am sharing with you. This weekend we will be in Vichy for some training flights of the French National Team.  I am looking forward to throwing some markers!!

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