III Portugal Hot Air Balloon Transcrossing - March 1999

By Joop de Wilde

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From 20th - 27th of March 25 balloons were drifting from Braganza in the north of Portugal to the Algarve in the south. Teams from Belgium, England, Germany, Kenya, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Switzerland, USA were present at the third Portugal Hot Air Balloon Transcrossing. The event was organised in close cooperation between the Portugese Ballooning Club and the Realisar company

Photograps By Frank Fouquet



BP was not only a simple sponsor of the Third Portugal Balloon Transcrossing. The BP Balloon was on of the most active competitor. The slovakian balloon participated for the first time in Portugal
During a windy morning, the Slovakian balloon was the only one taking off !... Taking risks is some times paying off : Karol Slabak won the Transcrossing... An other photograph of the Slovakian balloon flown by Karol Slabak

Benoit Siméons flying on Bragança castle shows the maneuverability of his balloon

Benoit Siméons: the smallest balloon, but making the show !
The Portugal Balloon Transcrossing flew on so many beautiful landscape'se'ses...

This is the result when you land to close to a power line, Lucky enough nobody was injured !mpetitor...


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