All invited pilots completed theirs entries  in the first, second and third rounds. We have 120 wonderful competitors who will come to Szeged in September. The best balloonists will travel to Hungary.

We are waiting more fiesta pilot to make the show for the city. You can find the fiesta entry form here until 30th June.

The second round delegated pilots' invitation sent out according to the Schedule. Sixteen countries 62 delegated pilots can register to the Event.

The second round nominees can register for the Event until 15.04.2024. 23:59.

The third round will start on 25th April if can't fill up the 120 places.

The current state of the invitation process can be followed here.



The first round of the invitation to the 25th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship is closed. 58 pilots entered from 31 countries. You may see here which countries and which pilots are ready to compete in Szeged yet.

The second round invitation will start on 18th March. We will invite the nominated pilots by email. They can complete the entries until 15th April.

The organisation is running well and the next step is the FAI CIA Plenary in Lausanne on next week. The ballooning community will planning and deciding from our sport future on this conference.


The invitation for all NAC first round delegated pilots is sent out according to the Schedule.

A Total of 33 countries delegated more than 150 pilots! Out of them, during the first round, a total of 64 delegated pilots can register for the Event.

The first round nominees can register for the Event until 08.03.2024. 23:59.

The current state of the registration process can be followed here.


The invitation for all National Airsport Control sent out according the Schedule. They need to send us the acceptance of the invitation before 31st January with the nominated pilots details. You may follow the Invitation process here.

Check this video from the Europeans 2021. The Worlds will be on same place.

You may follow the invitation process here.


We are happy to introduce the new logo of the 25th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship. The Schedule of the event is published. The new homepage coming soon.

8th – 14th September 2024 – Szeged, Hungary