For the first time also the traditional gas balloons would take off at the European Championship in Magdeburg. At this moment the gas balloons are in the minority, there are only 75 active gas balloons in the world.
The ballons started in the Elbauenpark around 21 hours. Winner is the team that after 20 hours of flight has covered the longest distance. The direction is Denmark or Sweden.
You can see the current position on tracking site. The ballons use the same trackers as during the Gordon Bennett Race in Brussels.