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07 September 2004

Worlds Gas 2004

Bitterfeld - Tomorrow is the big day ... the start of the World Gas Balloon Championship 2004! And also at this event the Belgians are well represented: 2 Belgian teams, 4 observers and some passionate spotters.

We regret that two prominent gas balloon nations - America and Switzerland - send only one team. Do we have to conclude that the Gordon Bennett race for most of the gas balloonists IS the world championship? And yet this competition promises to become very exciting. When we look through the list of participants we notice that 5 pilots have competed in the world championship for hotair balloons. They are familiar with competition flights and very experienced in choosing goals. Two of these people are Markus Pieper and Uwe Schneider, the top two pilots in the hotair competitions.

We are also watching out for the Italian team; it will be the first time we see them at work.

With 3 flights it is going to be a very interesting but also a very tiresome week ... May the best win!!!

Donald and Luc Buyle

(for those who still want to order a pin, you can click on the picture above. Be quick, there are only a few pins left. They will be sent after the WC Gas)

Posted by Marianne at 10:12 PM

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