Extension of 2nd round deadline

HAB2020 extension of 2nd round

Dear Pilots!

Due to the actual pandemic situation, it is difficult to foresee the duration of the actual restrictions.

Because of that we decided to postpone the 2nd round deadline to June 25th, instead of June 1st 2020.

Final decision GO / No-Go about the event will be published on 18th of June.

After two month of lockdown Slovenia already eases coronavirus restrictions. Now we entered “phase 2” of its lockdown, as companies reopen with social distancing measures in place.

Slovenians must wear face masks on public transportation and in public spaces. Pubs and restaurant are open and can accept the guest in open and closed space now.

Thank you for your understanding.

Best regards,
ORG Team

New Slovenian special shape hot air balloon “ROTO wastewater treatment plant”

Slovenian balloonists proudly welcomes a new member in their hot air balloon fleet. ROTO a worldwide rotomoulding company from Pomurje region, invested into a new special shape hot air balloon – ROTO wastewater treatment plant.

The special shape hot air balloon was presented to public in Kranjska Gora at the Golden Fox slalom event by the organizers of 24th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship.

The balloon was made by the Czech company Kubicek Balloons, which is one of the leading manufacturer of hot air balloons in the world.

24th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship Murska Sobota 2020, which will take place from 19 to 26 September 2020 in Murska Sobota will host the best hot air balloon pilots from all over the world. The organizer expects 145 hot air balloons, and more than 800 visitors to experience this amazing event at Pomurje Region.

Nominations for HAB2020 are closed

HAB2020 nominations closed

Pilots from 39 Countries will participate at 24th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship Murska Sobota 2020

On 31. 1. we have reached the deadline for NACs acceptance. So far 39 contries have confirmed their participation and have nominated their entrants. On 15. 2. the first round of invitations will be sent out to the nominated pilots.

After the closing date for Round 1, additional invitations will be sent out to the pilots whose NACs responded until 31. 1. and the pilots from their country have already taken two invitations. The FAI Ranking Method will be used to determine invitations for the second round up to the maximum 100 allowed for the event. 5 medal holders will be invited directly by the organiser.

In September 2020, Murska Sobota will host pilots from:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brasil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zeland
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Russian Federation
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America

Dear pilots. Registration invitations will be sent to your e-mail adress with which you have been nominated by your organization. Please expect an invitation untill February 15, 2020. After that date, you will be able to log in to our system and submit the necessary documentation to enter the 24th FAI Hot Air Balloon Championship Murska Sobota 2020.