Invitation 2020

Central European Cup 2020

We would like to invite you to the 4th Central European Cup – Pre-Europeans hot air balloon competition and to the 5th Szeged Ballon Cup fiesta and the 4th Szeged International Airshow which is the largest flying event in the region and the BorTér wine festival.

The Central European Cup hot air balloon competition is open to all NACs which have met their obligations to the FAI. Pilots-in-command shall have been authorized to act as pilot-in-command of that sub-class of aerostat for which the event is held, at least twelve months prior to the start of the event. Each pilot-in-command shall have accumulated at least 50 hours as pilot-in-command of aerostats of that sub-class by the closing entry date. The maximum size category is AX8 (3000cbm/105000cft). Maximum 60 competitors will be accepted, first come first served. Loggers and no observer will be used on this Event and we will apply the AXMER 2020. The Event Director will be David Bareford (ENG) and the Deputy Director will be Zoltán Pálhegyi (HUN) .

The Szeged Balloon Cup hot air balloon fiesta is open to all pilots but each pilot-in-command shall have accumulated at least 30 hours as pilot-in-command of aerostats of that sub-class by the closing entry date. No maximum size category. No entry fee with special shape. The fiesta balloons shall tethering on Friday or Saturday afternoon on the airport. Passenger flights allowed with bording pass from the organisers only.

We will use PBS live tracking system on the Event which work together with Android devices only in this moment.


10th December 2019Invitation Process Start
Entry FeeBefore 12th May 2020100 EUR 
Entry Fee12th May – 10th June 2020300 EUR 
10th June 2020Entry Closing Date
10:00 – 12:0011th – 12th SeptemberCheck in
16:0011th SeptemberBriefing for training flight
06:15 – 16:0012th SeptemberBriefing for training flight
13:00 – 15:0013th SeptemberCheck in
17:0013th SeptemberGeneral Briefing
18:0013th SeptemberOpening Ceremony
19:0013th SeptemberBalloon Parade
05:15 – 16:0014th – 17th SeptemberTask Briefing
05:1518th SeptemberTask Briefing
09:00 – 11:0018th SeptemberCheck out
12:0018th SeptemberAwards Ceremony
11th – 13th SeptemberSzeged International Airshow
16th – 20th SeptemberBorTér wine festival

The entry fee (see in schedule) includes are loggers, officials, electronic maps and rules, propane for the flights, light breakfast and lunch, for pilot + 3 (Saturday – Sunday – Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday – Friday), lunch on the Awards Ceremony, pilot pack souvenirs, free camping facilities on the airport with your own equipment. Free gas for the training flights too. If you don’t want to camp then you should manage and pay your accommodation. Some help is here. The first gas refilling will be after the first training flight.  The entry fee is not refundable except if the Event is cancelled. Printed map is available if you request it, the price is 10 EUR / piece. You should pay it with the entry fee.

The entry is valid if the entry form is filled and the entry fee is arrived to the organisers account.  The entry fee should pay for the next bank account number. Please remark the pilot’s name. If you want to pay by Paypal then contact with us.

Account owner name and address:
Cameron Balloons Hungary SE
9024 Pátzay Pál utca 12.
IBAN: HU24 1173 7007 2070 8432 0000 0000
Bank name and address:
OTP Bank Nyrt.
1051 Budapest, Nádor utca 16.

Limited equipment rental service is available. Rental car service will be available. Limited additional crew members are available.

The event homepage is, online entry form is here. If you have any questions then do not hesitate to contact with us.

Winners of CE Cup 20189

Published at 10th December 2019. Printable version.

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