All competitors and officials should have received an e-mail with relevant information to the competition from our event director Jonas Maes. If you should not have received this e-mail, please take contact with us. In meantime, stay tuned and keep an eye on our ENB!
The team of the FAI BALLOON LIVE just released a new version of the BALLOON LIVE APP. Please read and update you devices!
The Balloon Live Team is very excited to announce the release of a major update and new version of the FAI Balloon Live app.
The new version has been completely redesigned and rewritten to offer an even better pilot experience and optimal in-flight features:
A brand new user interface design with a better look and feel. Faster response to marker drop and goal declaration. New core of the app helping to be faster and more stable in competition environment. Easy and fast in-app purchase feature to pay for pilot fee for the use of the Balloon live system in a competition. The related website balloonlive.org has also been updated to give the best possible support. Guides and tutorials are available for pilots and officials.
The installation of the new version is different, depending on the mobile device you are using:
For Android: Due to some technical changes, the app had to be created as a new, separate app in the Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…). To avoid anybody having to pay for the new version who already bought the old version, we have lowered the price to approx 0,1€ until end of June 2022. You can then uninstall the old version, as it will be deprecated sometime in 2022.
We please remind you to keep an eye on our Official Notice Board on Watch me Fly. In the next week our competition director will publish important information related to the competition.
At this moment we have 38 pilots confirmed to take part during our Belgian Balloon Trophy. 2 pilots are on the Late Entry List. We still have 10 places left – inform your collegue competition pilots and invite them to Vielsam!
Today we received the news that last Sunday, April 10, 2022, balloonist Luc Herdewijn passed away.
Together with his family and many volunteers, he was the man behind the biennial international balloon meeting in his home town of Olen, Belgium. Due to a serious illness, it was decided in 2020 to cancel the event so that the family had all the energy to fight against his illness together.
However, his love for ballooning did not stop at the balloon meeting.
In addition to letting passengers experience a balloon flight, Luc also had a big heart for sports ballooning. For decades Luc was the driving force behind sports ballooning in Belgium as chairman of the ‘Sports Commission KBBF’.
Establishing a perfect organization of a challenge or the Belgian balloon Trophy was always his goal.
As a competition pilot, Luc already took the podium at his first Belgian Championship in 1995 and repeated this no less than 7 times, with the gold medal at the 2008 Belgian Championship as the icing on the cake.
On behalf of Belgium, he also took part 4 times in the European and 3 times in the World Ballooning Championship.
With Luc, our federation, and ballooning in general, loses a man with a huge heart for our passion.
On behalf of the organisation of the Belgian Balloon Trophy we wish Greet, Ann&John and Mieke&Lars, his grandchildren and family a lot of strength.
Luc, we wish you a safe last flight. Balloonists never die, they only fly higher.
In 2 months we will all meet eachother again in Vielsalm for the Belgian Balloon Trophy 2022!
As the organisation is working very hard on this next edition, we are happy to anounce that allready 31 pilots filled in their Entry Form! Now it’s time to get up to date with our website and social media! Don’t miss any news about our upcoming competition!
With pilots from Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg fighting for their national title, the Czech, Denmark, France, Italian, Swiss and UK pilots are ready to fight against them all for the Belgian Balloon Trophy!
This edition we will have maximum 50 pilots – come and join us during this edition!
Last entry date: 30/04/2022 Late entry option: 15/05 – you can last minute say ‘yes I come’ – but you need to have filled in your Entry Form before 30/04!
We are looking forward to welcome you all in Vielsalm.
We have a little delay, but we are happy to announce that the registrations should open for the national competitors no later then december 20th 2021.
Next weekend we are meeting with the team at the competition center to get the latest information. In the mean have received the accommodation prices for the 2022 event. Which we have already posted on our website. Also the 4 and 6 persons comfort cottages are already available on the booking site, we are now working also to add the 8 persons cottages as well as some of the premium cottages.
As wel will have a participation limit of 50 teams, we are until February 1st, reserving the places for national competitors only. As of February 1st 2022 we will open up the registrations for all Nationals.
More information on the pricing and package deals will be announced soon.
Today we have officially started the preparations of the 2022 edition with the launch of our 2022 website.
Stay tuned for many more updates and information in the next few weeks.
We target to open our registrations by December 1st 2021.