INVITATION TO LEON, MEXICO FOR FOUR FUN DAYS OF FLYING AND RELAXATION
13th Annual Festival del Globo 2014
November 14– 17, 2014, Leon, Gto. Mexico
for details. Openings are available for European and Latin American Pilots.
The 13th Annual Festival del Globo (FIG) will again be held at the Parque Metropolitano this year. The lake site is like no other; the spectators are enthusiastic, the volunteer crew is friendly and helpful, and the weather is perfect.
Information about the event has been featured in Ballooning Magazine as one of the most enjoyable events ever. The atmosphere in Mexico is genuinely delightful. The staff and spectators appreciate the effort we make to share the sport with them. The Parque de Metropolitano continues to improve the facility for spectator and pilot safety. I know you will not be disappointed as for the past 12 years this event has been a blast. Just ask any pilot who has come to Leon. You may view videos and photos at the Festival del Globo website http://www.festivaldelglobo.com.mx/
The incentives to attend are many. For US pilots, the festival will ship your balloon round trip from one of these five locations: Albuquerque, NM, Phoenix, AZ, Houston, TX, Spartanburg, SC, or St Louis, MO. For European pilots, arrangements are made through Ultra Magic Balloons in Barcelona, Spain so contact them for details. The pilot and crew chief will receive round trip airline tickets to Leon from the airport nearest the city where you live. The festival will provide chase trucks and additional crew as needed. Each Chase truck will come with an English speaking crew. You must bring a cell phone that works in Mexico in order to stay in touch with the event. You will be bused from the Crowne Plaza Hotel to the launch site for each flight or glow and then bussed back to the hotel. All pilots will stay at the Crown Plaza Hotel which provides first class accommodations. Early in the morning, the local “Box” winds are very light and set up a really pleasant play ground over the city. After about 1 ½ hours, the box winds break up and allow you to land in the place of your choice. The chases are not long or difficult.
SPECIAL FEATURES FOR 2014
NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS
This year, we are continuing an on-line registration process that is easy, fast and keeps pilot data and documents permanently for subsequent years. To register, download the step-by-step instructions by clicking this link ... REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS. Additionally this year, we have posted links to all of the downloadable documents in the Festival Articles section located on the top menu bar so you will be able to see them before you complete entering all of your data. Please read all documents, so you will not be surprised.
All the documents are available with the online registration process as well as on my website (http://www.ballooningtexas.com). If you wish to send in a paper application, an additional $25.00 fee will be required. Each year registration changes occur, so even if you have attended in previous years, please read all of the documentation available before you register. All documentation submitted must be clear and ledgible.
The event must have all of the registrations completed and accepted before July 31, 2014 in order to give time for the Leon staff to make the banners, arrange for sufficient crew, book rooms, and so on. Again this year, as an incentive, the event is offering a 4 night vacation for two in Mexico. To be eligible for the drawing, you must have accurately completed and submitted your registration no later than July 31, 2014. If you register after the due date and are admitted to the event, you will not qualify for the drawing. The drawing will be held at the final Pilot Briefing.
If you have any questions, I may be reached at 713-299-5179.
|Philip Bryant||Escandra Salim Alle|
|Technical Director||Directora General / CIO|
|Festival del Globos de Leon||Festival International del Globos de Leon|