Roman HUGI

SwitzerlandRoman HUGI - Switzerland

  • World Rank: 4

Biography

I grew up as a son of a passionate hot air balloon pilot. I was fascinated by hot air balloon and gas balloon competitions since I was a child.

After getting my license in 2010 I startet competing soon.

I achieved several top ten finishes at World and European Championships in hot air ballooning and became European Champion in 2021. I also won the Swiss National Championships in 2021. My best result in a World Championship was 4th place in 2018.

I have been co-pilot in two Gordon Bennett gas balloon races and have been in a successful strategy team in six races.

I love the challenge of trying to steer a balloon to a place I want it to be.

FAI World Championships and World Air Games
Year Event Country Location Ranking Average
202224th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2022SloveniaMurska Sobota15649
201823rd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2018AustriaGross-Siegharts, Austria4719
201622nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2016JapanSaga5721
201421st FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2014BrazilRio Claro SP33512