About the championship

The next World Hot Air Balloon Championship will take place 19-26 September 2020 in Murska Sobota, with central happening conducted at Murska Sobota Airport. The preparations for the world championship, however, are already under way. An introduction or dress rehearsal for the 2020 world championship will be held from 27 August to 1 September 2019 – this event will serve as a preliminary competition and the Slovenian Open National Hot Air Balloon Championship – Murska Sobota 2019.

The organisers of the Murska Sobota championship are Balonarski klub Roto balloon club, together with the City Municipality of Murska Sobota, Aeronautical Association of Slovenia and Aeroklub Murska Sobota.

Competition is open for all pilots who are members of their national aeronautical associations and are holding a valid FAI sporting license.

Registration will start on 1 September 2019.


Proposed event Schedule:



19 September 2020

General Briefing

20 September 2020

1st Competition Flight

21 September 2020

 Last Competition Flight

25 September 2020

Additional Flight (if needed)

26 September 2020



 Closing Ceremony

26 September 2020