Prekmurje is hosting Slovenia’s biggest ballooning spectacle of the year, the  World Hot Air Balloon Championship that will take place in Murska Sobota, with central happening conducted at Murska Sobota Airport and is scheduled for 19 – 26 September 2020.
 
The main happening of competition will take place at Mansion Dvorec Rakičan and Murska Sobota Airport. We will welcome 104 ballooning teams from all over the world. The pilots are expected to perform several tasks that should give them plenty opportunity to showcase their knowledge and ballooning skills.
 
You will have the chance to witness two flights per day – the morning flights will take place after 6 am and the evening flights after 6 pm. The first competitive flight is scheduled for the morning of 21. September and you can catch the last one on the morning of 25. September.
 
Entry is free of charge, the viewing platform and visitors info pointwill be set up on the terrace of the airport restaurant.
 
We will keep you updated with detailed locations of ascents, flight directions and descents. Follow us also at FB Hot Air Balloons 2020
 
Ballooning events are always an unforgettable visual feast and a wonderful opportunity to capture some amazing photos. We encourage you to share your snapshots with #hab2020.
Štart balonov letališče Rakičan

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