Author Archives: Claude Weber

About Claude Weber

Chairmen of New Technology Subcommittee

Final season – On with FAI Balloon Live

After 14 years the lifetime of the FAI balloon loggers has come to an end and we are happy that the new follow-on project FAI Balloon Live has seen an amazing adoption. First events have very successfully switched to Balloon Live and in 2021.

End of 2021 is therefor also the end of this balloon logger project and we will not be able to continue to rent the loggers to more events.

Have a look on for more information about the new live tracking and scoring project of the FAI Ballooning Commission.

Thanks for having supported the FAI Ballooning Commission projects. We are looking forward to many more exciting years.

FAI Ballooning Commission votes more events with loggers

The FAI Ballooning Commission held it’s 2012 plenary on 23&24th of March in Birstonas, Lithuania.
All sanctioned and granted Europeans and Worlds (except Worlds 2012) intend to use the competition logger. It was accepted that the logger project is now officially out of development and test phase.
Additionally, it was strongly recommended that competition loggers should be used in all CIA Category 1 events in the future. A great confirmation and success for the project.

The following upcoming events have already confirmed to use the balloon competition loggers:

  • 2012, May – 1st FAI Junior World Hot Air Balloon Championship, Marijampole (LIT)
  • 2012, May  – 4th Stuttgart Linde Open – 24 hours gas balloon race, Stuttgart (GER)
  • 2012, July – World Balloon Trophy, Echternach (LUX)
  • 2012, September – 2nd FAI Women’s European Hot Air Balloon Championship, Frankenthal (GER)
  • 2012, August – 12th Debrecen Cup Int. Hot Air Balloon Competition (HUN)
  • 2013 – 18th FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship, Wroclawek (POL)
  • 2014 – 1st FAI Women’s World Hot Air Balloon Championship, Leszno (POL)
  • 2014 – 21st FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship, São Carlos (BRA)

If you need more information, don’t hesitate to contact us here.

Online Logger Tutorial

We are very pleased to announce an online logger training website, developed by Mathijs Debruijn.

You are able to try all functionalities of the logger and familiarize with it’s operation. The tutorial also gives you a lot of good information and guidance on how to act and react with the logger. If you have never used the logger and are planning to participate in an event run with these loggers, please give it a try.

The link is and can also be found in the menu on the right.