How to compete

Accuracy, tactics, decision-making speed, forecasting weather and wind direction, as well as perfect balloon control. These are the conditions for success in the competition.

As unbelievable as it sounds, you can even race with a hot air balloon. Balloons compete in three dozen different disciplines set by international rules.

These are mostly flights to a destination or flights to different 3D spaces. The best pilots, after an hour's flight from a distance of several kilometers, hit the target with centimeter accuracy (with a balloon "drift by the wind"). The basic principle of a competitive flight is to find the direction and speed of the wind at different altitude levels. By ascending and descending, the pilots navigate the balloon to the desired destination.