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Gordon Bennett 2006 - The Story
Important message to all pilots
From Russia, with love ....
Pictures Gordon Bennett Race
Only Santa Claus was missing…
Closing Ceremony
ATC clearances
Final Results
Winning team on their way home
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22 December 2006

Gordon Bennett 2006 - The Story

Gordon Bennett 2006 – Belgium

Moniek-The End of the Gordon Bennett 2006

Since the Belgians Bob Berben and Benoît Siméons had won the 2005 race out of Albuquerque the 100th Anniversary of the Gordon Bennett was to take off from Belgium.
It was the 50th edition of the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett.

17 teams participated:
From Austria: Gerald Stürzlinger & Johann Fürstner
From Belgium: Benoît Siméons & Bob Berben, Luc Van Geyte & Rudy Paenen, Philippe De Cock & Ronny Van Havere
From Canada: Danielle Francoeur & Leo Burman
From France: Vincent Leÿs & Sébastien Rolland
From Germany: Tomas Hora & Volker Löschhorn, Heinrich Brachtendorf & Karl-Heinz Huthmacher, Wilhelm Eimers & Ullrich Seel
From Great-Britain: David Hempleman-Adams & Jonathan Mason
From Russia: Stanislaw Fuodoroff & Sergey Grishin
From Switzerland: Christian Stoll & Walter Mattenberger, Max Krebs & Walter Vollenweider, Kurt Frieden & Stefan Zeberli
From USA: Barbara Fricke & Peter Cuneo, Phillip Macnutt & Richard Abruzzo, Andy Cayton & Dan Suskin.

Waasmunster was the hosting town.

Read more : "Gordon Bennett 2006 - The Story"

Posted by Luc at 11:08 PM | Email to a friend
Categorys : GB2006

31 October 2006

Important message to all pilots

Important message to all pilots:

An e-mail has today been adressed to all pilots and co-pilots.

The document reads: October 2006 Official Result Report on the Gordon Bennett 2006.

Moniek Vande Velde

Event Director

--- see second mail with attachment ---

Posted by Luc at 4:35 PM | Email to a friend
Categorys : Pilot News

29 September 2006

From Russia, with love ....

Posted by Luc at 8:53 PM | Email to a friend
Categorys : GB2006

26 September 2006

Pictures Gordon Bennett Race

After this very beautiful event that was so special in many ways, we’d like to make a souvenir for all the teams: a cd or dvd with lots of pictures of the race.

]]]]> Please, please send us your most beautiful pictures too, so we can burn them on the cd or dvd for these brave pilots and their crew...

Thanks a lot in advance for your kind generosity :-)


--> All pictures can be sent to: gb2006@gasballon.be

or via http://www.yousendit.com (up to 100 Mb)

or by post at GB2006 - A.Rodenbachlaan 4 - B-2547 LINT (Belgium)


Posted by Luc at 8:24 PM | Email to a friend
Categorys : GB2006

23 September 2006

Only Santa Claus was missing…

The team made it back safe and sound, with a lot of nice images in their heads and in their hearts. The weight of icing on the envelope forced us to land in the Norwegian mountains, 77km South East of Bodö. Due to the bad weather conditions, the helicopter was unable to fly, so we spent one night in the cold protected by the basket, and another in a little caban after a long walk. Only Santa Claus was missing…

After this wonderfull experience, we’re glad to be back in sunny Belgium to share all the funny anecdotes and the beautiful images. Here’s a little insight on this fabulous adventure.

Posted by Luc at 11:05 PM | Email to a friend
Categorys : GB2006

21 September 2006

Closing Ceremony

It was a great pleasure for me and my team to organise the 50th Gordon Bennett, after the great victory of Bob and Benoît last year. Beyond the great organisation, my team realised, the weather was also on our side. All the teams, just one could not launch, made a great and save flight. Congratulations to all the teams. After some thrilling days, with long flights over the North Sea, another Belgian team, Philippe and Ronny, were flying to victory to the upper North of Norway. Congratulations to Philippe and Ronny !

Read more : "Closing Ceremony"

Posted by Ludobuyle at 2:54 PM | Email to a friend
Categorys : GB2006

16 September 2006

ATC clearances

To all pilots,

Concerning the possible infringements on (lack of) ATC clearances, I ask you all to return to me, in a sealed envelope, your log of all ATC clearances, as stated in the rules (6.3).

You can hand them to me at the debriefing tonight.

Moniek Vande Velde
Event Director

Posted by Luc at 10:17 AM | Email to a friend
Categorys : GB2006