News archive 2011
Excellent success of factory pilot Petr Kubicek at Europeans 2011
Blue Kubicek demo XR racer was excellent in Lleida, Spain. Petr and his goalseeking and sucess-focused team reached the best Czech result on the Continental championship ever. Congratulation to his 4th place.Photo: Martin Koupa
The whole Czech representation is ready for next competition take-off; from left: Michael Suchý, Pavel Kostrhun, Miloslav Škorpík and Petr Kubíček.
Flying Fish - happy or angry?
A new special shape Fish has left to Italy to support promo for concert tour. Kubicek Balloon factory has got a confidence to manufacture flying white FISH for Igor Charbonier and his company Charbonnier Mongolfiere.
Although designer thought different way first and changed mouth to more happy-looking fish, it did not pass through our quality manager who recoverd smily face as a non-compliance with the original visualisation. Igor, lets fly the angry fish...
Brad Craig won at Indianola
The newest name listed on the board of Champions at Indianola is - Brad Craig! This is a fantastic success at one of the most prestigous events in the US started already in 1970. Brad is a Kubicek Dealer for Central North US. Kubicek ZOO eXtreme Racers are doing well there, while Cheetah finished on 2nd place last year, Brad occupied 1st place this year! While green balloon ramains in Iowa in Brad's hands, a very new Hummingbird balloon flown in Indianola with Jan Suchy as a pilot will continue the tour to US Nationals in Battle Creek and then on another destinations with Kubicek dealers.
Some more information please find: www.nationalballoonclassic.com
4. Mondorfiade story
Our active dealer in Luxembourg organised already 4th Mondorfiade. Together 18 teams from Holland, Belgium, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Spain, France and of course Luxembourg took part. Five flights from six possible occured plus two night glows in addition.
The winner of the task Marc Olinger Trophy:
- Miquel Massalera on Mazda balloon BB34Z
- Carlo Arendt on Mondorf balloon BB34Z
- Jacky Beaudiere on KBL balloon BB26Z (71 years old)
Big balloons for Sweden
2 another big balloons left factory direction to the north - Sweden. Our superactive dealer Casbar and his company renewed the fleet and partners promoting on their balloons. So Microsoft Azure followed Park Inn and Atlas Copco in a fast sequence. Enjoy images of big Swedish balloons.
Andrey Denisenko from Russia is frequently in a factory in last period being besides our delaer Stanislav most important client in Russia. He comes either for a big bottom end for his passenger business in Moscow, or for a new balloon for his sponsor Chistaja Linia. Sometimes just passing by on the way to fly balloons and ski in the Alps, or heading to watch personally final battles of Ice Hockey World Championship. Pleased to meet you next time soon again, Andrey!
Leading eXtreme Racers
All 4 Czech teams participating in Latvian Nationals in Valmiera (25-29th May, 2011) occupied first 4 places! Tough competition under leadership of excellent Ihor Gosha Lobashov (UKR) with 30 tasks in 5 flights, won David Linek on DLNK balloon. He collected 26.570 competition points what gives an excellent preformance of 886 points in average. Follow other pilots all again on Kubicek X-Racers: Pavel Kostrhun (balloon Renc), Michael Suchy (balloon Kubicek demo), Miloslav Skorpik (balloon Faster).
ZOO series goes on
The special ZOO series has a new member! The eXtreme Racer with the motive of Hummingbird left the factory recently and is flown in the U.S.A.
50th Anniversary of first man in space. Kubicek takes part.
The World, and Russia especially, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first man in the space - Yuriy Gagarin. The part of the official event will be also a flight of copy of Vostok spaceship, made by Kubicek Balloons. Yes, correct, we built a special shaped hot-air balloon in the shape of Vostok, as a model in the scale of 7.4:1.
It's basically project of Stanislaw Fuodoroff, (www.pbo.ru), the Russian pilot, recordman and Kubicek sales representative in Russia, who will fly the balloon on the official celebration in Moscow, then 20 Russsian cities and then all over the World during this year.
The first introduction to the public occured on Saturday, April 2nd in front of the Kubicek factory.
- Type BB-S VOSTOK, s/n 724
- Volume 4.300 m3
- Height: 35,4 m
- For production was needed 2.500 m of fabric and 21 km of thread.
- Built within 3 months.
Last special shape of 2010 season
Last special shape, we have delivered to the customer in 2010 was the Gaulhofer cube to Austria. Many thanks to Irene and Peter Flaggl and many soft landings to the pilot and his new balloon.
- Type BB-S CUBE, s/n 800
- Volume 3.400 m3
- Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 15 m