Uwe SCHNEIDER

GermanyUwe SCHNEIDER - Germany

  • World Rank: 16

Biography

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
Year Event Country Location Ranking Average
202224th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2022SloveniaMurska Sobota30595
201823rd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2018AustriaGross-Siegharts, Austria31588
201622nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2016JapanSaga16677
2015FAI World Air Games 2015United Arab EmiratesDubai10650
201421st FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2014BrazilRio Claro SP2705
201220th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2012United StatesBattle Creek5741
201019th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2010HungaryDebrecen5716
2009FAI World Air Games 2009ItalyMondovi2833
200818th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2008AustriaHofkirchen25627
200617th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2006JapanMotegi3745
200416rd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2004AustraliaMildura2783
200215th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2002FranceChâtellerault5731
2001FAI World Air Games 2001SpainSeville6710