Balloon Live Contest 2021

Lausanne, Worldwide
Electronic Noticeboard
Final results - Congratulations
  • Posted: 16 January 2022 - 16:39

Dear All,

After final verification by the event Jury, we have now published the final results.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 edition of the Balloon Live Contest, thank you to all pilots who participated, all officials who helped in organising and scoring and the Jury for supporting us.

As we have had a little less pilots registering in this edition and therefore less entry fees, we could only now determine the final prizes after deducting some minor cost from the total of all income. I am sure the winners will be happy to receive the following final prizes:

1st - 900€

2nd - 450€

3rd - 250€

Thanks again to all,

Claude Weber

Task sheet for flight 5 and 6
  • Posted: 4 October 2021 - 20:03

2 more (small) flights and task sheets are defined below.

Both can be flown until the end of the year.

Have fun!


Provisional results 22.08.2021
  • Posted: 22 August 2021 - 12:53

Dear All,

We will start publishing results more regularly as of now. Here is the first version, as simple PDF for the moment. I hope we can further integrate the results into WMF.

Stay safe and have fun,


Task sheet for flight 4
  • Posted: 19 July 2021 - 08:00

Dear pilots,

Here is a light-weight task sheet for the occasional flight, with or without passengers ;-)



Replies to questions on task sheet 3
  • Posted: 15 June 2021 - 18:00

Please find below the answers to the question sent in.



Task sheet for flight 3
  • Posted: 11 June 2021 - 07:00

Dear pilots,

Here we go with another task sheet. Enjoy reading and flying it.


Task sheet for flight 2
  • Posted: 7 June 2021 - 07:00

Dear pilots,

Attached you can find a new task sheet. Enjoy reading and flying it.


Ready, set, go!
  • Posted: 10 May 2021 - 19:14

Dear All,

The first flight is ready in Balloon Live. I also created a practice flight that you can choose to test the app and the sensor. Recordings of that flight will be ignored for scoring. Please make sure NOT to select "Flight 1" for testing.

The tokens to connect to the competition mode have also been sent out by email a few minutes ago. If you have not received yours, please contact me on or directly in Whatsapp.

I would like to remind you of the following important points:

The Balloon Live Sensor (BLS) is mandatory and must be used. Make sure you have connected the BLS before starting a flight.

The Balloon Live App should absolutely be kept in the foreground on your phone to make sure the recording is done properly. You can read more details in the manual ( on page 15.

I wish you some great flights.


Claude Weber

Replies to questions - Update 08.05.2021
  • Posted: 8 May 2021 - 18:19

Please find attached the latest replies to the questions.



Replies to questions on task sheet flight 1 and small correction
  • Posted: 6 May 2021 - 20:00

Please find below the answers to the first question sent in.

I also found another small mistake, that is now corrected in the new version of the task sheet below.



Practice flight and flight 1 task sheet
  • Posted: 6 May 2021 - 12:00

UPDATE: Please check the red date and time below. The task sheet also has been updated to reflect this.

Dear All,

Here is some more information on the first flight.

Competition Token

Your token needed to enter the competition mode in the Balloon Live app will be send to you very soon by email.

Flight 1 task sheet

Attached you can find the task sheet for Flight 1. 

Questions can be send in until 10.05.2021 00UTC to I will reply within 24h to all the questions submitted.

Flight Report form

The flight report form is a new feature of After your flight, please fill out the form so we get notified and have estimates of your results. You can find a tutorial here: in the video (starting at 15:50 and 19:05). You can also access the flight report form directly here:

Practice flight

I also added a practice flight in the competition setup. You can select that flight in the competition mode when starting the recording. This practice flight is meant for testing only and please do not record more than 10-15min with it.



Answers to question on rules and general briefing information
  • Posted: 4 May 2021 - 06:50

Dear All,

Attached you can find the answers to the questions that were send in.



General Briefing information - Official launch
  • Posted: 1 May 2021 - 09:00

Dear Balloon Live Contest Pilots,

This is the so called “General briefing information” to start with the Balloon Live Contest 2021.

With no real General briefing, not even as an online meeting session, please read the following information and study the rules that are published. 

As this is a decentralised competition, the rules have been slightly modified from the normal AXMER rules. In section III, the non-relevant parts have simply been deleted. The additional and new wordings are marked in green. The numbering of the rules has been adapted in section I and II, but not in section III. 

As stated in the rules, questions may be submitted to up to 48 hours after the publication of these notes, e.g. on Monday 3rd of May at 09:00 UTC. Answers will be published here latest on Tuesday 4th of May at 09:00 UTC.

The publication of the first task sheet is planned for Wednesday.

A Whatsapp group has also been set up and you will receive an email to join the group. Please do not use the group for discussions as it is meant for announcements only. All request and questions should be addressed by email to

If you have any questions or problems with the Balloon Live app or the new sensor, please refer to or contact

Thank you very much for participating in this new type of competition. I hope you are looking forward as much as we do to an exciting and challenging time.

All the best and good luck,

Claude Weber

Competition rules
  • Posted: 1 May 2021 - 08:59

The following document is the version of the competition rules for the Balloon Live Contest.