Competitors

Nominated pilots and entry status

Stefan ZEBERLI 1. Stefan ZEBERLI – SUI
I started ballooning in 2000. Or team won 5 times the Europeans and we have been 2. and 3. at the last two Worlds.
EC-NOK – The Racer by Ultramagic
   
Laurynas KOMŽA 2. Laurynas KOMŽA – LTU
Son of an experienced pilot. Hot air balloon pilot since 2004, flight instructor since 2016, technician since 2018. Gordon Bennett participant in 2016. Silver medal in HAB Europeans 2019, Lithuanian champion in 2020.
LY-OEQ – PIXEL – Lindstrand LBL 77A
   
Nicolas SCHWARTZ 3. Nicolas SCHWARTZ – FRA
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.
F-GYNS – St Michel – Ultramagic M77C
   
Daniel KUSTERNIGG Daniel KUSTERNIGG – AUT
8 times Austrian Champion.
OE-RDK – Kärnten – Cameron TR-70
   
Helmut PÖTTLER Helmut POETTLER – AUT
Multiple Austrian Champion.
OE-ZHP – Warsteiner – Ultramagic M65C
   
Thomas KINDERMANN-SCHOEN Thomas KINDERMANN-SCHOEN – AUT
Pilot since 2003, Participants in Worlds 2018 and Europeans 2017 and 2019. Best result is a 10th place in the 2019 Europeans.
OE-RIT – Italia – Cameron TR-65
   
Steven VLEGELS Steven-VLEGELS – BEL
7x Belgian Champion, Silver medal World Air Games Dubai
OO-BFN – Black Racer – Ultramagic M56C
   
David SPILDOOREN David SPILDOOREN – BEL
Hot air balloon pilot since 2007, participants in Worlds an Europeans
OO-BFJ – Vultus Lupi – Ultra Magic MV-56
   
Evert DEHANDSCHUTTER Evert DEHANDSCHUTTER – BEL
Participation in Junior Worlds 2016 and Europeans in 2019.
OO-BAE – Kubicek BB20XR
   
Petr KUBICEK Petr KUBICEK – CZE
Balloon Manufacturer (Kubicek Balloons), test pilot, instructor
OK-1356 – Kubicek XR – Kubicek BB20XR
   
Kim LARSEN Kim LARSEN – DEN
Balloon Pilot since 2010, Instructor since 2014, participated in 1 World Championship, 4 European Championships.
OY-WOW – Blue Ocean – Ultramagic M-77C
   
Rune PAAMAND – DEN
3rd generation balloon pilot, creator of the HotAir Pilot app.
OY-JOY – Joy – AX-7
   
Blai CARBONELL Blai CARBONELL – ESP
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 I achieved victory.
To date I have participated in 2 World Championship and 3 Europeans, so this will be my fifth time in International as part of the Spanish National Team.
EC-MVB – SILVER STAR – Ultramagic M65C
   
Ricardo ARACIL ROMERO Ricardo ARACIL ROMERO – ESP
Spanish Champion 2009 and many times Vice champion and Bronze holder in Spanish championships, 6th at the World AIr Games 2015, Organizer of the prevent European Championship on Mallorca 2019.
EC-JKQ – MALLORCA BALLOONS – Ultramagic M77
   
- Clément SEIGEOT – FRA
Commercial balloon pilot over the city of Melbourne (Australia). French Champion 2017. World ranking #3.
Balloon under construction
   
JeanPhilippe ODOUARD JeanPhilippe ODOUARD – FRA
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 – World Air Game in Dubaï – and European country.
F-HGPJ – ARDÈCHE AMAZED – Chaize DC22
   
Laure de COLIGNY Laure de COLIGNY – FRA
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 – World Air Game in Dubaï – and European country.
F-HGPJ – ARDÈCHE AMAZED – Chaize DC22
   
Kenneth KARLSTROM Kenneth KARLSTROMGBR
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.
G-KENR – Slim – Kubicek BB20XR
   
- Pascal KREINS – GER

 

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. 😉
D-OVFW – Verpalin – Ultramagic B-70

   
Uwe SCHNEIDER Uwe SCHNEIDER – GER

 

Dinosaur in Competition Ballooning.

EC-MAG – Rainbow Racer – Ultramagic MV65C

   
Martin WEGNER Martin WEGNER – GER
Started ballooning in 2005, in the German National Balloon team since 2008
D-OBBY – Dobby (from Harry Potter) – Kubicek BB20XR
   
Péter MOLNÁR Péter MOLNÁR – HUN
Family tradition.
(His father was European Champion in 1990 and Hungarian Champion more times.)
OK-1990 – cargo-partner – Kubicek BB20XR
   
- Szabolcs GARAB – HUN

OK-0715 – ExtremRacer – Kubicek BB20XR
   
János KONECSNI János KONECSNI – HUN
Hungarian Championship 6 times.
OM-1729 – Ultramagic MV-65C
   
- Igor CHARBONNIER – ITA
Balloon Company owner based in Aosta among the Italian Alps.
I-RIKY – Mongolfiere.it – 2200 m3
   
 Tadas GEGEVIČIUS Tadas GEGEVIČIUS – LTU
Just like ballooning and competitions.
LY-OEU – Vilnius – Kubicek BB20XR
   
Christophe BETZEN Christophe BETZEN – LUX
Pilot since 2011, Participants in Worlds an Europeans 2018 & 2019
LX-BNB – Nico Betzen – Cameron Balloons TR-70
   
Roy GOMMER Roy GOMMER – NED
Became 2nd at the previous Junior World Hot Air Balloon Championship.
PH-RGH -Kubicek BB20XR
   
Henk BOEDERS Henk BOEDERS – NED
I started ballooning since 1972 and I got my balloonlicense in 1986. I won the Dutch Championship 19 times and still Dutch champion.
Balloon details later
   
Jan OUDENAMPSEN Jan OUDENAMPSEN – NED
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.
PH-OOL – Fool – Ultramagic M65C
   
Roman BAUTA Roman BAUTA – POL
I’ve always been fascinated by aviation. I was jumping with a parachute but when I bought a balloon, I stopped jumping. I’ve been a balloon pilot since 2011 and in the Polish national team since 2016.
SP-BRR – NEXBAU – Ultramagic MV-65C
   
Dejan BUZETI Dejan BUZETI – SLO
CE-Cup 2020 (3. place), Slovenian National Championship 2020 (2. place), Slovenian National Championship 2019 (3. place).
S5-OMS – ŠTRKEC – Kubicek BB22XR
   
Roman HUGI Roman HUGI – SUI
Balloon pilot since 2010, top ten results at European and World Championships, bronze medalist European Championship 2017. I just love to try and reach some targets.
HB-QYN – FIBOX – Kubicek BB17XR
   
René-ERNI René ERNI – SUI
After about 1000 paragliding flights, I started ballooning in 2000. I’ve been a member of the national team since 2007.
HB-QVX – SportXX – Ultramagic MV-65C
   
Marc BLASER Marc BLASER – SUI
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
N6230V – Cassidy – POULIN RONALD R V50
   
   

Nominated pilots and entry status