About the Hot Air Balloon Championship 2020

The next World Hot Air Balloon Championship will take place 19-26 September 2020 in Murska Sobota, with central happening conducted at Murska Sobota Airport. The preparations for the world championship, however, are already under way. An introduction or dress rehearsal for the 2020 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

Baloni nad tarčo
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 1 September 2019.

Program

14. - 19. September 2020
Training flights for pilots
Begining of training flights for pilots competitors and fiesta pilots.
14. - 19. September 2020
17. - 19. September 2020
Pilots Check-In
Begining of Check-In for pilots competitors and fiesta pilots.
17. - 19. September 2020
19. September 2020
Flight of gas balloons
For the first time in history, gas balloons will take off from Slovenia. The balloons will take off from the Expano Center in Murska Sobota.
19. September 2020
20. September 2020
Opening ceremony - EXPANO
The opening ceremony, which will in addition to the Team and pilot presentation host the largest Aeroshow, Key Grab, Night Glow, a concert for the general public and fireworks.
20. September 2020
21. September 2020
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.
21. September 2020
21. - 25. September 2020
Competition days
Competition days - two flights are scheduled for each day, one in the morning and the other in the evening.
21. - 25. September 2020
26. September 2020
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.
26. September 2020