About the Hot Air Balloon Championship 2022

The next World Hot Air Balloon Championship will take place 16-23 September 2022 in Murska Sobota, with central happening conducted at Murska Sobota Airport and castle Rakičan. The preparations for the world championship, however, are already under way. An introduction or dress rehearsal for the 2022 World Championship was held from 27 August to 1 September 2019 – this event served as a preliminary competition and the Slovenian Open National Hot Air Balloon Championship – Murska Sobota 2019. Another great event, despite restrictions due to CoVid19, happend in 2020 with Slovenian Open Hot Air Balloon Championship and for the first time in history of Slovenia we organized the take off of Gas Balloons.

The organisers of the Murska Sobota championship are Balonarski klub Roto balloon club, together with the City Municipality of Murska Sobota, Aeronautical Association of Slovenia and Aeroklub Murska Sobota.

Competition is open for all pilots who are members of their national aeronautical associations and are holding a valid FAI sporting license.

Registration will start on 16 September 2022.

Program

21. December 2021
Invitation process stars - letter to NACs
21. December 2021
31. January 2022
Deadline for NACs to send nominations
31. January 2022
15. February 2022
Individual invitation to Competitors
15. February 2022
1. April 2022
1st round deadline for Competitors application and entry fee
1. April 2022
15. April 2022
2nd round individual Invitation to Competitors will be sent on
15. April 2022
15. May 2022
2nd round deadline for Competitors application and entry fee
15. May 2022
1. June 2022
Remarks: 3rd round individual Invitation to Competitors will be sent on
1. June 2022
16. September 2022
Registration stars
16. September 2022
17. September 2022
General Briefing
17. September 2022
17. September 2022
Opening ceremony - EXPANO
17. September 2022
18. September 2022
First day of competition
First day of competition - two flights are scheduled for each day, one in the morning and the other in the evening.
18. September 2022
18. - 22. September 2022
Competition days
Competition days - two flights are scheduled for each day, one in the morning and the other in the evening.
18. - 22. September 2022
22. September 2022
Last Competition day
22. September 2022
23. September 2022
Closing ceremony and Prize giving
Closing and prize giving ceremony and thus the official closing of the World Hot Air Balloon Championship Murska Sobota 2020. If necessary, another additional flight will be performed on this day.
23. September 2022