UAE wins at balloon fest

UAE wins at balloon fest

The UAE Hot Air Balloon made waves in Europe, winning the cup at the 28th Poland International Hot Air Balloon Festival.

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Published: Tue 28 Aug 2012, 8:59 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:05 PM

The UAE balloonists outperformed their European rivals, especially those from France and Norway.

Captain Abdul Aziz Al Mansouri, Pilot of the UAE Balloon said the team, flying a balloon with the portrait of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, put up a splendid show to harvest the title.

He paid tribute to Lt General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, for his support. Abdul Rahman Naqi, Team Manager, said the team was bracing to capture the title of Khalifa Balloon during the 6th UAE Balloon Championship in December.

The UAE hot air balloon’s vision is to spread the message of peace around the globe using the majesty and dignity of ballooning.

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