60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett


Gladbeck, Germany
15 Sep to 24 Sep 2016

Event ID

: 10809    



Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles


Gas Balloons


: Gladbeck (Germany)


: 15 Sep to 24 Sep 2016



FAI Member of the Hosting Country

The best of FAI 2016 competitions video is here!
German Chancellor Angela Merkel given special award from Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

On this day in history: 110 years of the world’s most prestigious balloon race
To the victors the spoils! Swiss pilots reign at Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2016
Gas balloons touch down in Greece for the very first time
How to survive 48 hours - or more - in a 1m2 gas balloon basket
Victory for Switzerland’s Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpraechtiger
The view from below: Gordon Bennet Event Organiser Stefan Handl’s take on this year’s race
Day 2 roundup: 5,000m, 50km/h and a long night ahead
Tuesday lunchtime update – 'Three strategies emerge'
The Head Game: ‘You have to tough it out – it’s a real mental battle’
Day 2: Race leaders cross the Alps, head south
‘They can make Greece’ – Trans-Pacific record holder Leonid Tiukhtyaev
Gordon Bennett, Day 1: Team SUI2 share this amazing moment
Two groups develop as the race reaches Luxembourg
Pilots launch at the start of the world’s most prestigious gas-balloon race
60th Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett: Follow the race live from 10pm CET
Mr Air Traffic Control: Meet Robin Lehmann
Basket case: Team USA-03 invites us round to see their new place
Briefing: 10am 18 September 2016
Explainer: What is the Mistral and what does it mean for pilots?
Sandbagged: Tough job but someone has to do it
Thunderstorms: What’s the big deal?
Who's going where and what do pilots think?
Briefing, 6pm Sat 17 Sept 2016: Storms on the horizon
It’s a Team Sport: What makes a Gordon Bennett Team?
Brian Jones: ‘The adventure is intense’
Eye in the Sky: Social media at the Gordon Bennett
Will Wood flies far, in memory of his dad
The Gordon Bennett: A young man’s game?
Pilot portraits: All the pilots
Gordon Bennett opening ceremony: ‘I wish you all a safe and successful race’
Weathercheck: Gordon Bennett delayed 48 hours
What’s so great about Gladbeck?
Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett: list of open countries published
The 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2016
6 months until the 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett in Gladbeck, Germany!
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