Uwe SCHNEIDER - Germany
World Rank: 16
Hot Air Balloon Pilot since 1982, since 1985 ballooning instructor and examiner.
Gas Balloon Pilot since 2003.
Logged about 2800 hours in balloons in over 2000 flights (as per end of 2020).
Parachutist and microlight aircraft pilot.
Began competition ballooning in 1985 and attended all European and World Championships since then.
Honoured with the ”silver bay leaf” in 2005 and 1993, the highest sports award of the federal republic of Germany and the Diplom Montgolfier of FAI for best performance in hot air balloons in 1999.
Flew as Copilot in German Gas Balloon Nationals with PIC Peter Krafczyk in 2001 (2nd place) and Thomas Fink in 1987.
Current Gas Balloon World Champion together with Peter Krafczyk (flown in 2004).
Vice-President of international ballooning federation FAI/CIA since 2005, Member of Rules Subcommittee since 1990.
Competition Director of: BRA/BEL/NED Nationals, 4x Warstein, 2x Telgte, 3x Rabertshausen
FAI World Championships and World Air Games
|2022||24th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2022||Slovenia||Murska Sobota||30||595|
|2018||23rd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2018||Austria||Gross-Siegharts, Austria||31||588|
|2016||22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2016||Japan||Saga||16||677|
|2015||FAI World Air Games 2015||United Arab Emirates||Dubai||10||650|
|2014||21st FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2014||Brazil||Rio Claro SP||2||705|
|2012||20th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2012||United States||Battle Creek||5||741|
|2010||19th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2010||Hungary||Debrecen||5||716|
|2009||FAI World Air Games 2009||Italy||Mondovi||2||833|
|2008||18th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2008||Austria||Hofkirchen||25||627|
|2006||17th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2006||Japan||Motegi||3||745|
|2004||16rd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2004||Australia||Mildura||2||783|
|2002||15th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2002||France||Châtellerault||5||731|
|2001||FAI World Air Games 2001||Spain||Seville||6||710|