61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship

Details of the event

Name of the event: 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship

Organizing Body: Association Gordon Bennett Fribourg 2017

Location: Gruyères, Fribourg (Switzerland)

Dates: 06/09/17: Early bird

07/09/17: Registration, general briefing and opening ceremony

08/09/17: Take off

09/09/17: Alternative date for take off

10/09/17: Alternative date for take off

15/09/17: Welcome back party

16/09/17: Closing ceremony and awards banquet

Entry fee

Amount: Entry fee: 750 euros

Deposit: 500 euros (for equipment loans – e.g. logger – and apartment)

The entry fee must be paid before the end of the individual registration deadline, 15 April 2017 (11 p.m. UTC)

The deposit must be provided at check-in

Included: Hydrogen, sand, water, 2 pilot packs, 1 apartment for 4 people (from Thursday 07/09/17 to Sunday 17/09/17), 4 tickets for the opening ceremony, 4 tickets for the welcome back party, 4 tickets for the closing ceremony and awards banquet, catering on launch day for 4 people

Entry fee refund policy: 750 euros for cancelation before 15 April 2017

500 euros for cancelation between 15 April 2017 and 30 June 2017

No refund for cancelation after 30 June 2017


 NACs invited: All eligible National Aero Clubs are invited

Number of entries: Maximum 3 teams for each eligible NAC (max. 25 entrants)

Acceptance of this invitation must be confirmed no later than 31 January 2017 (11 p.m. UTC) using the link below:


Individual registration forms will be sent to competitors on 1 February 2017 (4 p.m. UTC). The forms must be returned and the entry fee paid no later than 15 April 2017 (11 p.m. UTC).