Waterford Airport sponsor the 38th Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championship Taking place in Waterford from 21st - 26th. September 2008.
Mass launch from The People's Park
The Irish National Hot Air Ballooning Championships are currently providing a feast of colour over the skies of Waterford. Waterford Airport is one of the main sponsors of the Championship. Balloonists from America, Holland, Italy, England, Scotland Wales and of course other parts of Ireland have travelled to Waterford to take part in the event.
The Irish National Hot Air Ballooning Championships is the longest running national hot air ballooning championship in the world. It is an invitation only event and has become a calendar item for ballooning enthusiasts across Europe. It is anticipated that the total number of balloons attending the Festival and championships will be 40 and the people of Waterford have a rare opportunity of viewing the large scale launches from September 21st to 26th. The ‘Night Glow’ which can be viewed from the Quays at 9pm on Thursday evening is expected to be a highlight.
Further information can be found at www.waterfordballooningclub.com