The 4th edition of the Kurt Hummel Memorial – an International Balloon Festival has finished. This year it was the greatest hot air balloon event in Poland again. The organised competition included 44 pilots representing hot air balloons from Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, France, Columbia and the Czech Republic.
There were also parachutists from Denmark and Sweden. Aside from recreational flights, the competition included a “Fox chase”. The team of Krzysztof Rekas flying a replica of the Montgolfier brothers’ balloon was the fox. Mariusz Mozol from Warsaw had the highest total score. The team Ralph Hanschke (Germany) came second. Andrzej Cwikla of Bialystok (Tent Group) came third.
The event was very warmly received by the audience in Szczecinek, which participated in all of the afternoon competitions.