22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship

2016 FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Saga

FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship is the competition by the representative balloonists from member nations belonging to Federation Aeronwutique Internationale (FAI). Since the 1st championship in 1973, it has been held once every year, and its host site is chosen by the election in the Plenary Meeting of Committee International Aerostatic (CIA).

22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in 2016 was decided by the election at the plenary meeting in Lausanne Switzerland, March 2014, and Saga was chosen keeping Albuquerque, USA, in check.

Holding FAI Hot Air Balloon Championship in Saga is the third time, the first time was the 9th championship in 1989, and next was the 13th in 1997.

[Reference]Official Site of FAI

Outline of 22nd World Hot Air Balloon Championship