Celestial Fair - 2013

July, 5th the participants of the festival of aeronautics «A Celestial Fair» made a flight through the border between Europe and Asia

The XIIth International Festival " A Celestial Fair - 2013 " was held in Kungur from June, 29th till July, 6th, 2013.

Celestial Fair 2013

The festival was a competition between the air courts of the ultralight aviation.

Participants from Russia, Germany, Hungary, Japan, France, Latvia took part in the festival.

Celestial Fair 2013

Pilots showed their skills of the flight control of hang gliders, ultralight aircrafts, hot-air balloons.

Celestial Fair 2013

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=BA2Ux3tZxC4

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Before the flight, participants got tasks on the implementation of which they would receive the points, that subsequently would form a rating of the pilot.

Celestial Fair 2013

They had to find various signs and symbols located along the route, which are made of white cloths, to mark the location of them on the map and to take a photo of the objects.

Celestial Fair 2013

The next task was an exercise in the endurance which consisted in what the ultralight aircrafts had to hold on the height a maximum quantity of time, with the limited stock of fuel.

Celestial Fair 2013

Pilots had received a new task. They should fly round so many objects as possible within a hundred minutes

Celestial Fair 2013

The objects were: lakes, rivers, railway platforms, churches,a platinum.

The next task included the flight on the maximum distance.

Celestial Fair 2013

The difficult task was to hit the target, that was located near the Victory Monument T-34 by the marker.

Celestial Fair 2013

Pilots was set a task, called " To sink a ship".

The other balloons should sink the ship the role of which the balloon, named "Citroen ", had played.

Celestial Fair 2013

July, 5th the participants of the festival of aeronautics « A Celestial Fair» made a flight through the border between Europe and Asia, which is noted by a sign named “ the Europe – Asia ” under the city of Pervouralsk of Sverdlovsk area.

Celestial Fair 2013

Pilots of balloons have decided to show, that as there is no barrier between the West and the East in the sky so, there is no obstacle to friendship between aeronauts of all over the world.

Celestial Fair 2013

The international representatives from 4 countries of the world were watching the flight.

Referees made a flight through the border on the balloons.

Celestial Fair 2013

Now, organizers of the festival have begun the official registration of papers for the special commission of Guinness World Records.

Celestial Fair 2013

The cultural program was held there besides the sport competitions.

Every day was devoted to holding the cultural performances of the countries from which the participants were.

Celestial Fair 2013

A medieval festival was held during the Day of Latvia.

Celestial Fair 2013

Celestial Fair 2013

The spectators had watched joust of strong and brave men, massive battles of warriors, national dances.

Celestial Fair 2013

Volleys of the cannon had sounded at the end of festival.

Celestial Fair 2013

Celestial Fair 2013

Performances with actors dressed in the national clothes-kimono, the Japanese poetry, the battles of samurais, the launch of sky lanterns, Ikebana from fresh flowers, origami were shown in the Day of Japan.

Celestial Fair 2013

Celestial Fair 2013

Celestial Fair 2013

Celestial Fair 2013

The visitors saw "Deja vue"- the musical in the Day of France.

The award ceremony of winners of the competition was held in the square of aeronauts.

Celestial Fair 2013

1st Mamoru Endo (Japan);

2nd LATYPOV Sergey (Russia);

3rd Numata Minoru (Japan);

Later. one of the visitors of the fest wrote in the forum.

“They began inflating the hot-air ballons very quickly right before us.

Celestial Fair 2013

They were swaying in the air, then one by one they began lifting to the sky.

The spectators watched them with admiration.

Celestial Fair 2013

The action touched my soul, I decided also to fly.

Celestial Fair 2013

We counted nine balloons above us.

Celestial Fair 2013

I made a promise to come here the next year and to fly on the balloons at all costs.

We liked the festival " A Celestial Fair", we thought about rivers, churches.

Celestial Fair 2013

Celestial Fair 2013

Celestial Fair 2013

We will return here necessarily.

We are grateful to the people who organized such a wonderful holiday.

Sources:

http://kungur-online.ru/?p=27736

http://kungur-nebo.ru

kunguronhigh

2013-07-25 14:42:53Z   Oilfox       2014-03-27 10:23:11Z   Oilfox