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Episode #22 - Dom Bareford - World Champion

The new 2018 World Hot Air Balloon Champion

October 02, 2018 36 minutes Download (MP3)

Dom Bareford - World Champion

In this episode, Andrew chats to the newly crowned World Champion, Dominic Bareford. Dom is a young UK pilot that has been dominating competition ballooning this year. You just need to look at some of his results in the last 6 months to see how well his is flying.

  • 1st - 23rd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championships
  • 1st - 2018 British Nationals
  • 1st - 2018 POST Luxembourg Trophy
  • 2nd - 2018 Coupe d'Europe de Montgolfières
  • 3rd - 4th FAI Junior World Hot Air Balloon Championship

In this interview, Dom talks about how he got into competition ballooning, his preparations for competitions and he reflects on the World Championships.

Check out the "Making of a Champion" videos at Hook Ballooning

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