60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

On September the 16th around 22:00hrs 24 teams will take to the air to compete in the 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett. The starting place for this year's event is Gladbeck in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany.

The aim of the contest is to fly the furthest distance from the launch site. ATC Network would like to wish all participants a safe and succesful race.

As usual with this gas balloon race co-ordination with ANSPs is paramount. The participating countries/airspaces was released on July 18. 

Open Countries 2016 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

The participating pilots are:

AUS 01 Dariusz BRZOZOWSKI, John WALLINGTON D-OFVA
AUT 01 Gerald STUERZLINGER, Thomas HERNDL D-ORZL "Nicaero Nautilo Jules Verne Inspirito"
BEL 01 Philippe de COCK, Geert PEIRSMAN D-ORON “ESTELLE”
BEL 02 Jan THIJS, Reginald GEERINCK D-OLVE "Sparkasse Essen"
BEL 03 Jurgen DOBBELAERE, Gino CIERS D-OCOX “Belgica II”
ESP 01 Anulfo GONZALEZ, Angel AGUIRRE EC-MAK "Kamaroti"
FRA 01 Vincent LEYS, Christophe HOUVER F-PPGB "Saint Michel"
FRA 02 Pascal JOUBERT, Hervé MOINE F-PPSE “Petit Prince”
FRA 03 Benoit PELARD, Benoit PETERLE F-PALL “Marie Marvingt”
GBR 01 Paul SPELLWARD, Colin BUTTER D-OCFT "Kandersteg"
GBR 02 John ROSE, Clive BAILEY G-CGOZ "Cameron Balloons"
GER 01 Wilhelm EIMERS, Matthias ZENGE D-OTLI "Russian Record Factory"
GER 02 Dr. Heinz-Otto LAUSCH, Dr. Marion LAUSCH D-OGYN "White Pill in the Sky"
GER 03 Himke HILBERT, Dominik HAGGENEY D-OENH “Pearl”
LTU 01 Robertas KOMZA, Laurynas KOMZA D-OWML "Warsteiner"
NED 01 Rien JURG, Ron Van HOUTEN PH-KTS "Festo Flyer"
POL 01 Krzysztof ZAPART, Bazyli DAWIDZIUK SP-BMZ "Misia"
POL 02 Mateusz REKAS, Jacek BOGDANSKI D-OABD
SUI 01 Kurt FRIEDEN, Pascal WITPRAECHTIGER HB-QKF "MM Technics"
SUI 02 Nicolas TIECHE, Laurent SCIBOZ HB-QRV "Fribourg - Freiburg Challenge"
SUI 03 Walter GSCHWENDTNER, Ernst TSCHUPPERT HB-QPJ "Zürich"
USA 01 Barbara FRICKE, Peter CUNEO N-505YH "Foxtrot Charlie"
USA 02 Mark SULLIVAN, Cheryl WHITE D-OMFE "Ferdinand Eimermacher"
USA 03 Andy CAYTON, Christian SCHOEMIG D-OWBA "Warsteiner"

We will be covering the race with updates on ATC Network.

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