News 2004 Archive
Offical opening of the Italian marketCrispin, Radim and Michael took part as a guests at the very respectable event in the city of Cuneo, Italy on Friday 10thDecember... Whole report
First weekend of December - Balloonist Day in BelgiumTogether with all main European balloon manufacturers Kubicek Balloons took part with blue exposition at this important event for the 3rd time. Good success due to help of Niels Kon, his surprising skill when was preparing and packing stand, advisory and service to the client especially in Flemish language. Thank youNiels!
And of course special thank to the head of the event, Mr. Dirk Simoen from the RoyalBelgian Balloon Federation.
Cylinders prices increased!Together with new regulations and necessity to provide ADR certification for road transport, all main producers increased prices of the cylinders. Pleasecheck new prices of cylinders in our price list. Good news: all products manufactured in Brno still on the same price level!
Grand Prix type presentation...occured 15. - 17. 10. 2004 in Miskolc, Hungary.
[ See whole report ]
Two of our balloons in Austria passed their annual 100 hours exam in last days. And what's interesting? They have more than 650 (resp. 750) flight hours and both passed grab test exam by Nick Binder, Cameron Balloons dealer with accreditation from the Austrian Ministry of Transport to do C of A on Hot Air Balloons. Both balloons can fly on without any problems another 100 hours.Which better quality test of Kubicek Polyester do you need?
Last logbook page of s/n 131 OE-ZZZ "Primagaz" (668:00 hours)
Last logbook page of s/n 117 OE-ZZK "Kleine Zeitung" (756:35 hours)
Btw. our first airship AV 1 after 10 years of flying with original envelope made of Kubíček Polyester has 980 hours and more than 1000 flights!!! In this condition it established a new world record in flight duration (see Well done ) and it's one of our most successful aerostats.
New technology - digital printOur airbrushed balloon artworks are well known already many years. One of the best from the last time was Shrek balloon ( more photos ). After experiments with small-area digitally printed pictures we exceed excellent results on the large printed artworks too. Now you can choose if you want to paint your artwork by airbrush or print it. Of course better graphic bases are needed for the printing.
You can see the detail of Flims envelope, where the "neverending" mountains around the envelope are printed.
New special shape - DHL containerNew special shape was produced at Kubicek's Factory. And it's something very special! Giant transport container of DHL company could carry for example 260 Formula 1 cars.
We produced it in 12 weeks only for Stratos Ballooning, Germany, who will operate it worldwide. See on these photos smily face of Markus Haggeney, when he overtook the DHL balloon personally in Brno.
Certificate could be seen here.
Other Kubicek balloon in the AlpsPeter & Irene Flaggl, our Austrian dealers, have flown with their new balloon BB60 "Don Bosco" over the Alps. See more pictures...
Official Votes for best-looking Kubicek balloon ResultsValid votes: 322.
1 st place: Albert Schweitzer Kinderdorf.
Complete results on this page.
World record with AV 1Augur team claimed to establish a new world record in flight duration with our older airship AV 1. The result is 6:04 hours, so that is almost one hour more than the last record, more than 12 years old.At the moment of take-off was the temperature on arctic -33°C.
More details in press release (in Russian only).
From: FAI Secretariat [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 4:00 PM To: NAC, Records FAI; CIA, Information Subject: [cia-info-l] New Airship World Records - 03.06.2004 FAI has ratified the following Class B (Airships) records : ================================================================ Claim numbers : 8731 and 9503 to 9508 Size categories BX-04 through BX-10 (Hot-air airships : from 1 600 to 100 000 m3 and above) General Category Type of records : Duration Course/location : Dmitrov (Russia) Performance : 6 h 1 min Pilot : Nikolay GALKIN (Russia) Airship : Kubicek AV-1 Date : 20.02.2004 Previous records : 5h 6mn 42s (25.01.1992 - Guy MOYANO, Luxemburg) =============================================================== FAI congratulates the pilot on his splendid achievement.
Dear Jorgen.You were one of those willing to fly Kubicek demonstrator. It should have been your first big deal to get accreditation for Denmark, we appreciate that you invested a lot and we consider you furthermore as a member of our team.
Clear skies, fly well!