2016 Gordon Bennett

Barbara and Peter are Team USA 01. They are number 8 of 24 in the launch order. See the complete list here.


September 14 - Wednesday
Registration
17:00 - 19:00 Hotel Van der Valk, Gladbeck
"Early Bird" registration for pilots

September 15 - Thursday
Teams getting ready
08:00 - 22:00 Launchfield, Gladbeck 
Filling of sand bags
10:00 - 14:00 Hotel Van der Valk, Gladbeck 
Registration for pilots
15:00 - 17:00 Hotel Van der Valk, Gladbeck 
General Briefing
19:00 - 21:00 Gasometer Oberhausen
Opening Ceremony. Drawing of Launch Sequence.

September 16 - Friday (DELAYED UNTIL SUNDAY!)
Launch day
08:00 - Launchfield, Gladbeck
Filling of sand bags
12:00 - 13:00 Hotel Van der Valk, Gladbeck 
Briefing
13:00 Launchfield, Gladbeck 
Opening of launch site / Preparation of balloons
14:00 Launchfield, Gladbeck 
Lunch for pilots, teams, officials
15:00 Launchfield, Gladbeck
Begin inflation of balloons
20:00 Launchfield Gladbeck 
Dinner for pilots, teams, officials
22:00 Launchfield Galdbeck
TAKE OFF

September 17 Saturday - 20 Tuesday
Alternative dates for Take Off
Times as on September 16


September 23 - Friday
Welcome Home
18:00 Launchfield Gladbeck
Welcome Back party. Pilots and Teams Get-Together.

September 24 - Saturday
Closing & Farewell
18:00 Stadthalle Gladbeck 
Awards & Closing Ceremony