We would like to inform you, that World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2020 is postponed to septemeber 2022. Thus in a sporting spirit we would like to organise a smaller event – Slovenian Open Hot air Balloon Championship. The event will take place at airport Rakičan from 27th till 30th August 2020.
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 September 2022.
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.
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Program - Slovenian Open 2020
Registration of competitors at Rakičan Airport.
Ceremony in village Ženavljah
In front of the monument, we will pay a tribute to the landing of a gas balloon that landed in Geneva in 1934.
Gas balloon take-off
For the first time in the history of Slovenia gas balloons will take off from the front of Expano pavilion in Murska Sobota. Presumably at 20:00 in the evening.
First competition day
First competition day - two competition flights are expected to take place each day, one in the morning and the other in the evening.
First competition day
The last morning flight of the competitors.
Closing event with the award ceremony and thus the official ending of the Slovenian Open hot air balloon championship Murska Sobota 2020.