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Organisation

Associazione Gran Premio Italiano Mongolfieristico

Ralph Shaw

General Organizer

Born in London, son of an English father and italian mother, relocated to Italy at the age of 27 and resident in Todi since 1982. Obtained fixed wing commercial pilot’s licence, multi-engine and Instrument rating in the USA but devoted most of his time to hot-air ballooning in Umbria with his hot air balloon company Mongolfiera Management now known as AGPIM. Firmly believes that Todi and the Sagrantino area is the perfect location to stage europe’s leading ballooning event has now decided to dedicate his time in making this conviction a reality!!

Ralph’s Responsabilities:   General organisation.

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Because of the desire to improve the event the organisation has selected its very experienced collaborators to cover various responsabilities regarding the sourcing of balloon teams from their relevant countries to participate in the event.

Harry Vos - Belgium

Harry is a Belgian hot air balloon pilot since 1994 with more then a thousand flights.
He participated in several balloon meetings in Belgium, England, France, Italy and the USA.
About 6 times he participated in the Italian International Balloon Grand Prix in Todi and last year also in the Sagrantino area.
Harry’s responsability is to make promotion in Belgium and during meetings in other countries for this beautiful meeting in the very nice Sagrantino area.
It is really the perfect mix of ballooning, wine tastings, relaxing ……vacation !!
In 2006 he was event manager of the 50th Gordon Bennett race in Waasmunster, Belgium.

Pierre Clergeau - France

“I pilot a hot air balloon in 2005, and I led the whole family in the adventure. I participated in the Coupe D’Europe to the direction of flight as an observer, measurement team and the weather. Since 2009, I sponsored balloon flight with our “Pulsat”. I attended many meetings in France, and also in Portugal and Italy. I participate in the organization of a meeting bringing together 45 Hot Air Balloons and Cloudhoppers “La Montgolfiade Thouars” every 1st weekend of September.” Jean-Pierre Clergeau.

Jean-Pierre.clergeau@wanadoo.fr

We would be honoured to offer the opportunity to fellow balloonists from eastern european countries, and other, to collaborate with the organisation as representatives of their chosen countries. Please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible:  ralphshaw@tiscali.it

Official Photographer to the Event –  Marisa D’Alessandro A.B.I.P.P. umbriamongolfiere@gmail.com