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For the first time in history, an island hosts the organization of a European Balloon Championship organized by Mallorca Balloons that will take place in Manacor from 22 to 27 October. The event will bring together more than 100 hot air balloons, 600 participants and more than 23 countries. The municipality of Manacor will host the competition as it is the area of the island with the best weather conditions for the organization of the event and in Palma will take place the inauguration, closing and award ceremonies. But the balloons will be visible from all over Mallorca.

How do the balloons compete?

The competition consists of several precision tests where the pilots and their crews must follow a course marked by the navigation charts that the organization assigns them. They have to look for different targets of about 10 meters of diameter that will be installed on the ground and the balloons must leave some witnesses when they are flying over them with the aim of hitting the centre of the target. The pilot who at the end of the week has the highest score for being close to the center of the target will be proclaimed European Champion of Hot Air Balloons.

 

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