Gordon Bennett Toruń 2021




Airport of Pomerania Aero Club (EPTO), Toruń, Kujawy Pomorze, Poland

The Gordon BENNETT Cup

The Gordon BENNETT Cup is the oldest and most prestigious aviation competition in the world

The first launch took place in 1906 and was held in front of 200 000 spectators in Paris. It is tradition that the winning country has the privilege of organizing the next edition of the competition.

The last Gordon Bennett Cup in Poland took place in 1936. Since then, Poland won twice – first in 1938, however the competition was cancelled due to World War II outbreak, and for the second time in 1983, when the competition was organised for the very first time after the WWII. Unfortunately, because of the political situation in the country the next edition in 1984 could not have been held in Poland and was organised in Switzerland instead.


64 Gordon Bennett Cup - FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship

Date Description
19.08 Opening Ceremony
20.08 Event Gordon Bennett and I slot for balloons launch
21.08 Event Gordon Bennett and II slot for balloons launch
22.08 Event Gordon Bennett and III slot for balloons launch
27.08 or 28.08 Closing Ceremony and prize giving


Toruń Airport was built in the years 1912–1913 and since 1918 the Airport played an important role in Polish ballooning history - immediately after the First World War the 1st Balloon Battalion had its headquarters there. The Airport has 2 concrete runways (1269 and 1190 m long), hardstands, taxiways to gas stations as well as multiple buildings of the Pomeranian Aeroclub: hotel, restaurant, air traffic control tower and modernized hangars. This year, the area of the Pomeranian Aero Club will be at the disposal of the participants of the 64th Gordon Bennett Cup.

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Aeroklub Polski
ul. Komitetu Obrony Robotników
39 02-148 Warszawa