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The Gordon BENNETT event - From 12 to 21 September 2019

12 September 2019

Aérodrome de Courcelles-Lès-Montbéliard

  • Arrival of the teams in competition
  • Arrival of the FAI & FFA officials
  • Registration of the teams
  • Preparation of sand bags
  • General briefing

Musée de l'Aventure Peugeot

  • Ceremony of the draw of the Gordon BENNETT race (live on social networks)
  • Welcome cocktail

13 September 2019

Aérodrome de Courcelles-Lès-Montbéliard - Ouverture au public

  • Morning start to the Fiesta of montgolfiers with passengers and sponsors
  • "Event village" with sponsor stands
  • Catering, Food Truck
  • Presentation of the aviation professions
  • Games and entertainment for children, bouncy castle, carousel
  • Preparation and filling of the gas balloons
  • Start of the Gordon BENNETT race with balloons lanches
  • Night Glow show with music and night lighting of the balloons
  • Live tracking of the teams on giant screen

14 September 2019

Aérodrome de Courcelles-Lès-Montbéliard - opening to the public

  • Morning start to the Fiesta of montgolfiers with passengers and sponsors
  • "Event village" with sponsor stands
  • Catering, Food Truck
  • Presentation of the aviation professions
  • Flight shows
  • Tandem parachute jumps
  • Games and entertainment for children, bouncy castle, carousel
  • Evening start to the Fiesta of montgolfiers with passengers and sponsors
  • Night Glow show with music and night lighting of the balloons
  • Live tracking of the teams on giant screen

15 September 2019 - aerial animations with reception of the public

Aérodrome de Courcelles-Lès-Montbéliard - opening to the public

  • Morning start to the Fiesta of montgolfiers with passengers and sponsors
  • "Event village" with sponsor stands
  • Catering, Food Truck
  • Presentation of the aviation professions
  • Flight shows
  • Tandem parachute jumps
  • Games and entertainment for children, bouncy castle, carousel
  • Evening start to the Fiesta of montgolfiers with passengers and sponsors
  • Live tracking of the teams on giant screen

From 12 to 20 September 2019

Région du Pays de Montbéliard

  • Morning & evening start to the Fiesta of montgolfiers

20 September 2019

Aérodrome de Courcelles-Lès-Montbéliard

  • Return of the participating teams
  • Meeting between competitors and sponsors
  • Dinner "champêtre"
  • Animations

21 September 2019

Musée de l'Aventure Peugeot

  • Gordon BENNETT Cup award ceremony
  • Delivery of the FAI flag to the Gordon BENNETT Cup next organizer (Poland 2020)
  • Gala dinner
  • Closing gala

Night Glow - 13 & 14 September 2019 at night

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Night lights of the balloons

Come and enjoy the night light of balloons, an amazing light and sound show!

Balloon launches and the Night Glow are weather-dependent. Program changes are possible

Launch site

County of Montbéliard aerodrome

How to come ?

How to visit Gordon BENNETT Cup?

History

Gordon BENNETT cup since 1906

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