Kenneth KARLSTROM

United KingdomKenneth KARLSTROM - United Kingdom

  • World Rank: 95

Biography

I started ballooning when I studied at Chalmers University in Gothenburg. The local beer company had sponsored the university balloon and I found the combination of balloon flights and free beer very appealing. I competed for Sweden in 3 World Championships 1981 – 1985 and stopped competing when I started flying commercial balloons in Kenya 1986. I moved to the UK in 1991 and carried on flying commercially until a few years ago when I started competing again. I’m now competing for the United Kingdom.

FAI World Championships and World Air Games
Year Event Country Location Ranking Average
202224th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2022SloveniaMurska Sobota66482
201823rd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2018AustriaGross-Siegharts, Austria64493
Competition History
Year Event Country Location Ranking Average
202240. Österreichische Dopgas Heißluftballon Staatsmeisterschaft 2022AustriaBad Waltersdorf17579
2022British Nationals 2022United KingdomMinchinhampton Rugby Club10386
2021Belgian Balloon Trophy 2021BelgiumVielsalm14538
202122nd FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship 2021HungarySzeged9657
2021British Nationals 2021United KingdomBerkeley6542
2021Border Balloon ChallengeUnited KingdomOswestry7595
201921st FAI Europeans Hot Air Balloon Championship 2019SpainMallorca66417
2019Mallorca Balloons Trophy 2019SpainMallorca14540
2019Central European Cup 2019HungarySzeged6704
2018British Nationals 2018United KingdomThouars6625
2018POST Luxembourg Balloon Trophy 2018LuxembourgMersch20484
201519th FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship 2015HungaryDebrecen85349