22nd FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship

Competitors


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Stefan Jakob Zeberli - CH
EC-NOK, The Racer by Ultramagic
About me

I started ballooning in 2000. Or team won 5 times the Europeans and we have been 2. and 3. at the last two worlds.

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Laurynas Komza - LT
LY-OEQ, PIXEL
About me

Hot air balloon pilot since 2004, flight instructor since 2016, technician since 2018, flight examiner since 2021. Gordon Bennett participant 2016. European vice champion 2019, Lithuanian champion 2020, 2021.

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Nicolas Schwartz - FR
F-GYNS, St Michel
About me

Hot air balloon pilot since 2000, 4 times French Champion (2008, 2009, 2012, 2019), Best results are 3rd at last 2019 European's Championship in Mallorca and 4th at World's Championship (Debrecen in 2010, Saga in 2016). Business owner of Ballooning.es based in Barcelona (Spain) offering since 2006 fun and nice balloon rides over Catalonia.

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Beata Barbara Choma - PL
SP-BZB, Balloon expedition
About me

Started Ballooning in 1994 as an Observer, Pilot since 2004, Commercial pilot since 2017. Started to fly commercial in India and continue in Poland. Competing since 2006. Participated in World Championship 2012 in Battle Creek (USA), European Championship 2015 in Debrecen (Hungary), European Championship 2019 in Mallorca (Spain). Won Woman European Championship 2017 in Leszno (Poland)

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Nairi Barsegyan - AM
RA-2650G, Adrenalin
About me

Nairi Barseghyan was born in Armenia, the city of Yerevan in 1986 President of the Ballooning Sports Federation of Armenia. Founder of company SkyBall. Hot air balloon pilot since 2014 —cup winner SharNN-2018 —cup winner SharNN-2020 The maximum flight range is 525km. Maximum flight duration 10:35.

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Gerald STUERZLINGER - AT
OE-STT, Schön Turbo
About me
Not set yet...
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Helmut Pöttler - AT
OE-ZHP, Warsteiner
About me

mehrfacher Österreichischer Staatsmeister

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Thomas Kindermann-Schön - AT
OE-RIT, Italia
About me

Pilot since 2003, Participants in Worlds 2018 and Europeans 2017 and 2019. Best result is a 10th place in the 2019 Europeans.

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Michael Abel - AT
OE-ZKB, "colorful-spiral"
About me

Balloon riding has always been important in my family. My grandfather was and is one of my role models in ballooning. This is my second European championship. Up to now I have taken part in lots of national and international competitions.

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Martin Pagger - AT
OE-ZIX, Speedo
About me

My start in Competition Ballooning where in 2017. I collect much experience in Europeans and Worlds as a crew and now i will fly my first europeans.

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Christoph Fraisl - AT
OE-RCF, Reisebüro Racer
About me

Pilot since 2005; collecting much experience in Europeans and Worlds as a crew and organizer of the Worlds 2018; now i will fly my first europeans

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Steven Vlegels - BE
OO-BFN, Black Racer
About me

7x Belgian Champion, Silver medal World Air Games Dubai

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David Spildooren - BE
OO-BWD, Balloons Chaize
About me

Hot air balloon pilot since 2007, participants in Worlds an Europeans

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Evert Dehandschutter - BE
OO-BAE
About me

Participation in Junior Worlds 2016 and Europeans in 2019.

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Thomas Spildooren - BE
OOBKB, KEREL
About me
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Igor Miklousic - HR
9A-ORA, Celebration of flowers
About me

I am a second generation balloonist with both of my parents competitive balloon pilots and founders of Balloon club Zagreb. I continue the tradition and am extremely happy to be able to fly over the world in one of the most beautiful balloons - The Celebration of flowers, a flying painting of Ivan Rabuzin.

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Bojan Kugler - HR
9A-OGZ, Zagreb
About me

In ballooning since 2014. in my hometown club „Balloon Club Zagreb".

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David Línek - CZ
OK-0055, DLNK racer
About me

12th European, 15th WAG, 21th World

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Petr KUBICEK - CZ
OK-1356, Kubicek XR
About me

Balloon Manufacturer (Kubicek Balloons), test pilot, instructor. The air is where I belong

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Pavel Kostrhun - CZ
OK 0809, RENC
About me

Pilot since 1991

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Pavel Merinsky - CZ
OK-6660, 2Satan
About me

Matador

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Jan Suchy - CZ
OK-0014, DHL Express
About me

I was born into a family of balloon pilots. Both my parents have been working for both of the world's leading balloon manufacturers and ballooning has been around me for all my life. Today I am 30 and this is my second European event. In 2018 I also participated at the Junior Worlds in Wloclawek (1st place) and in 2014 in Vichy (5th place). Szeged will be my second time in Hungary as this is where I competed for the first time abroad. I took 2nd place at the Hungarian nationals in Debrecen in 2012.

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Kim Larsen - DK
OY-WOW, Blue Ocean
About me

Balloon Pilot since 2010, Instructor since 2014, participated in 1 World Championship, 4 European championships

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Rune Tore Paamand - DK
OY-JOY, Joy
About me

3rd generation balloon pilot, creator of the HotAir Pilot app

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Claus Thomsen - DK
OY-GOE
About me

Several Danish nationals. Crewing in Saga, Japan

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Ivan Ayala - ES
EC-LEO, Rioja
About me

Silver in '11 Europeans. Bronze in '13 Europeans. 5th in 2018 Worlds

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Blai Carbonell Rodriguez - ES
EC-MVB, SILVER STAR
About me

I started ballooning in 1998 after a few years in mountaineering and climbing, hobbies that I have continued to practice since I was young. In 2006 I tried the competition and I loved it. Since then I have attended the nationals annually where in 2018 we achieved victory.

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Mallorca Balloons - ES
EC-IUF, MALLORCA BALLOONS
About me

Spanish Champion 2009 and many times Vicechampion and Bronze holder in spanish championchips, 6th at the World AIr Games 2015, Actualy vicechampion of Spain. Otganizer of the prevent European Championship on Mallorca 2019 and candidating for the Worlds 2024 on Majorca.

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Oscar Portillo Feliu - ES
EC-IRF, El globo de Oscar
About me

I am a 3rd generation balloonist from my mother and uncle side who learned competition from their father. I got my license in 1999 and started competition in SAGA 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,2014. This will be my first European Championship :)

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Clement Seigeot - FR
OK-8281
About me

Commercial balloon pilot over the city of Melbourne (Australia). French Champion 2017. World ranking #3

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JeanPhilippe Odouard - FR
F-HGPJ, ARDÈCHE AMAZED
About me

Start Ballooning in 90' Pilot since 1999 Commercial pilot since 2010 in Annonay Participated all French championship since 2002 and 3 world championship French champion 2013 & 2020 2021 first participation at European championship Flying in Brazil - Wag Dubaï - and European country.

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Laure de Coligny - FR
F-HVYV, MGEN
About me

Become pilot in 2007 at 18 years old French champion in 2015 Participate in international competition since 2012

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Benjamin Cleyet-Marrel - FR
F-HBFN, Dawn Chaser
About me

Started ballooning 20years ago, competition 8 years ago. Owner of the only manufacturer of hot air balloon in France

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Alexis Béjat - FR
F-HYDC, Yellow Dawn Chaser
About me

Start ballooning in 2007, professional since 2009 with my company while 11 years. Now pilot freelance First International championship 5 French championship 2 Gordon Bennett 2 french records

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Dominic Bareford - GB
G-CKXH, Sundance
About me

Been in ballooning my whole life, have enjoyed flights all over the world including Argentina, Melbourne, Japan, Europe. I fly as a job and for fun with family and friends. British national champion 2015-2019 Junior World champion 2014 World champion 2018

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Pat Pruchnickyj - GB
G-PATP, Pat-P
About me

I have been flying balloons for over 30 years and got into competition ballooning in 1993. I first flew in Hungary in 2009 in Debrecan during the pre-European Championships.

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Kenneth Karlstrom - GB
G-KENR, Slim
About me

I started ballooning when I studied at Chalmers University in Gothenburg. The local beer company had sponsored the university balloon and I found the combination of balloon flights and free beer very appealing. I competed for Sweden in 3 World Championships 1981 – 1985 and stopped competing when I started flying commercial balloons in Kenya 1986. I moved to the UK in 1991 and carried on flying commercially until a few years ago when I started competing again. I’m now competing for the United Kingdom.

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Pascal Kreins - DE
D-OSMM, Green Dragon
About me

Pilot licence since 2009, german national team since 2012, participation in europeans 2013,2015,2019 , participation in worlds 2016 & 2018, participation in Junior Worlds 2012, 2014 & 2016 I like to do ballon flight (s) every day.. ;-)

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Uwe Schneider - DE
EC-MAG, Rainbow Racer
About me

Dinosaur in Competition Ballooning

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Martin Wegner - DE
D-OBBY, Dobby (from Harry Potter)
About me

started ballooning in 2005, in the german national balloon team since 2008

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Sven Göhler - DE
D-OWMM, Warsteiner Mistral
About me

Pilot since 1996 World Air Games Champion 2009 Vice European Champion 2015 5 times German Champion

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David Strasmann - DE
HB-QXD, Blaser Explorer II
About me

David Strasmann, married and the father of three children living in Obrigheim (Germany), has been a pilot for hot and gas balloons since 1999. With over 1500 drives and over 2500 hours, he is one of the most active sports pilots in Germany. The passion for competitive driving was awakened in his early days as a balloon pilot and since then he has been multiple German junior champion, German champion in 2010, 2014 and 2019. As a member and spokesman of the German national hot air balloon team since 2009, he has been successfully participating in European and world championships and has celebrated his greatest international success so far by winning the World Air Games 2015 in Dubai. He is current on Place two at the Worldranking List. More Details at his Homepage www.strasmann.eu

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Bastian Schwarz - DE
OE-RMW, Kubicec XR
About me

Second generation balloonist, flying PIC since 2008, cometitions since 2013

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Peter Molnar - HU
OK-1990, Cargo
About me

3 time Hungarian champion (2017,2019,2021)

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Szabolcs Garab - HU
OK0715, ExtremRacer
About me
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Konecsni János - HU
OM-1729
About me
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Igor Charbonnier - IT
I-RIKY, Mongolfiere.it
About me

Balloon Company owner based in Aosta among the Italian Alps bordering Switzerland and France

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Guido Montemurro - IT
I-BTIM, BTIM
About me

I am the Owner of Balloon Team Italia, my company flies to Tuscany, I am passionate about competitions with the aim of making ballooning more and more known in Italy. I want to hope and dream that my best results are yet to come :)

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Raffaele Moscara - IT
I-BQSP
About me
Not set yet...
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Kaspars Stamurs - LV
YL-015, AB.LV
About me

New to ballooning.

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Kristine Vevere - LV
YL-013, Air Kiss
About me

Latvian Champion 5 times, 5th place in the 1st Women HAB Europeans. The most exciting experience- competing in World Air Games 2015, Dubai, UAE.

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Ieva Skele - LV
YL-014, Latvija
About me

Balloon crew member since 2004, pilot from 2015 and participant of Women championships since. Commercial pilot in Latvia, but still full with passion for sport challenges and tasks up in the air

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Vytas Kerdokas - LT
LY-OCD, yellow
About me

started 11 years ago..with old friend and from first flight like it...a lot of flying with passangers but competitions flights like most..

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Rokas Kostiuskevicius - LT
LY-RRV, Orange Racer
About me

Been in the air with a hot air balloon in Argentina during full Solar eclipse. Ultramagic life!

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Tadas Gegevicius - LT
LY-OEU, Vilnius
About me

just like ballooning and competitions

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Rimas Kostiuskevicius - LT
LY-OMS, Marijampole
About me

W 2016 -2 ,E2013-2

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Vytautas Junevicius - LT
LY-OCK, ILONOS ANGELAI
About me

I am active in a hot air balloon sports since 2002. I participated in several European and World Championships. During the entire career I have won several international competitions.

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Christophe Betzen - LU
LX-BNB, Nico Betzen
About me

World Championships 2018, European Championships 2019

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Roy Gommer - NL
PH-RGH
About me

Became 2nd at the previous junior world hot air balloon championship

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Henk Broeders - NL
PH-GZF
About me

I started ballooning since 1972 and I got my balloonlicense in 1986. I won the Dutch Championship 19 times and still Dutch champion.

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Jan Oudenampsen - NL
PH-OOL, Fool
About me

I got my pilot licence in 1992, start my ballooning company Excellent Ballooning in 1995. Simultaneously I also owned a large dairy farm, these two companies I managed for 20 years together. If balloonist I fly on all types and sizes of balloons, special shapes, large 24 to 30 seater passenger balloons and small competition balloons. In winter time for several years fly balloons within the Arctic Circler in Finland, Sweden and even on Svalbard Spitsbergen. But also in all European countries and Thailand, Kenya,etc. Was the first who fly with a balloon in Indonesia. Besides commercial ballooning I find competition flying a great challenge, I have been nominate several times for the Netherlands and even once Dutch Champion. For the European and World Championships I flew in countries as France, Hungary, Poland, Japan, etc.

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Mateusz Rekas - PL
SP-BMR, Roleski eXtreme
About me

World Champion in Long Distance Gas Ballooning, Gordon Bennett Cup 2018

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Tomasz Filus - PL
SP-BDL
About me

Hot air balloon pilot since 2010. 2 times Polish Champion Silver Medal in Junior Worlds 2016 Polish national team since 2012

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Roman Bauta - PL
SP-BRR, NEXBAU
About me

I've always been fascinated by aviation. I was jumping with a parachute but when I bought a balloon, I stopped jumping.

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Bartosz Nowakowski - PL
SP-BPM, ANWIL WŁOCŁAWEK
About me

I was born to fly :)

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Witold Filus - PL
SP-BTS, SPLAST
About me

as a glider and motor aircraft pilot I got a balloon licence at the age of 37, reigning champion of Poland, won 8 times balloon championship of Poland, won a few 1st category international events

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Dmitriy Zhokhov - RU
RA-1436G, AeroNaTC-Osa
About me

Pilot since 2014. Winner of the Russian Cup 2019, 2nd place at the Russian Championship 2018, 3rd place in the team competition at the Junior World Championship 2018. Leader of the Russian rating 2019-2020.

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Evgeny Chubarov - RU
RA-8888G , Euruball-Tequila
About me

pilot since 2005

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Andrey Kulkov - RU
RA-2790G, HOLA
About me

Just like ballooning and competitions!

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Vito Rome - SI
S5-ORV
About me

I have great memories of flying over Hungary and am looking forward to competing again on Europeans. Multiple Slovenian champion, several places in the first third of pilots on Europeans.

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DEJAN BUZETI - SI
S5-OMS, ŠTRKEC
About me

CE-CUP 2020 ( 3. PLACE ), SLOVENIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2020 ( 2. PLACE), SLOVENIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 ( 3. PLACE).

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Jernej Bojanovic - SI
S5-OCF
About me

I started flying at age 17. I flew 6 years in Canada, flew at Albuquerque balloon fiesta four times, did some flights in Mexico and Tanzania. I also did some competition flying but still waiting for better result ;)

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Roman Hugi - CH
HB-QYN, FIBOX
About me

Balloon pilot since 2010, top ten results at European and World Championships, bronze medalist EC 2017. I just love to try and reach some targets.

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René Erni - CH
HB-QVX, SportXX
About me

After about 1000 paragliding flights, I started ballooning in 2000. I've been a member of the national team since 2007.

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Marc Blaser - CH
N6230V, Cassidy
About me

USA, WM Brasilien 2014, WM Frankreich 2017, European Championship Mallorca 2019, Swiss Championship 2019, Luxembourg Balloon Trophy Ballooning CV: 2016/18/19, Saga 2011, 2017

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Gian-Marco Nacht - CH
HB-QVC, MM-Technics
About me

Competing internationally since 2014 Junior World Championships.

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Cédric Gauch - CH
HB-QOV, Blaser
About me

These are my first Europeans. Proud to be part of Team Switzerland!

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Pavol Gombos - SK
OM-4818, P&P import s.r.o.
About me

I've been flying for 8 years. It's amazing that I have such an opportunity

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Marián Hrano - SK
OM-3333, Bramac
About me

Balloonpilot since 2006, flight instructor.

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Roman Savchuk - UA
UR-GOK
About me

3 times champion of Ukraine, 1st place in the Russian Cup, and at the open Lithuanian Championship, 18th place in the European Championship

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Maksym Demchuk - UA
UR-HTM, Hetman
About me

Pilot since 2010. Participants in Worlds 2018

Fiesta pilots


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Csaba Molnár - HU
 
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Rita Becz - HU
HA-0801, Beauty
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Palócz Viktor - HU
OE-QEZ
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Péter Nagy - HU
HA-777, ExtramRacer 2.
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Balázs Németh - HU
HA-606, Kolibri Balloon
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Zoltán Németh - HU
HA-606, Lángocska
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Gemenc Hőlégballon SE - HU
HA-823, Murexin
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Andrej Senekovic - SI
OE-SAH
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Menyhárt Brigitta - HU
OE-SUN, Sunny
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Rados Svagelj - SI
S5-ORO, ROTO
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Ferenc Füstös - HU
D-OMMG, Móricka
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Lajos Böddi - HU
 
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Róbert Kádár - HU
 
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Gyula Judák - HU
HA-861, SCB AX-8
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István dr.Barla-Szabó - HU
D-OKBQ, Krombacher
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Sándor Simon - HU
OE-SSA, Habcsók
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Áron Nyíri - HU
 
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Mihály Tóth - HU
 
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Lorchner Rémi - FR
 
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