David Levin Accepts position as 2013 Event Director
DAVID N. LEVIN
After directing the 2012 Canowindra Balloon Challenge and the World Championships in Battle Creek Michigan we are please to advise David has accepted our offer to oversee the 2013 18th Australian Ballooning Championships.
2289 PARK LAKE DRIVE, BOULDER, COLORADO 80301 U.S.A.
EDUCATION: B.S. in Business Administration, Boston University, 1971
J.D. in Law, Boston University 1975
L.L.M. in Taxation, Boston University 1976
BALLOONING: Started ballooning in 1976 as co-owner of The Balloon Ranch in Colorado.
(a full service resort featuring hot air ballooning)
Flight Experience: approx. 4,600 hours (1,100 in gas). 2,400 flights (62 in gas)
Attended all Gas and Hot Air Balloon World Championships since 1985.
Attended all U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championships since 1978
Attended sixteen Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennetts since 1985
AWARDS 1992 F.A.I. Diplome Montgolfier for Gas Ballooning.
1996 C.I.A. Gold Sporting Badge with three diamonds.
2009 BFA Shields Trauger Award for service to the BFA
2010 F.A.I. Diplome Montgolfier for major contribution to the sport of ballooning.
EVENTS WON: * 1985 World Hot Air Balloon Championship, Battle Creek, MI USA
1988 Trans-Australia Bicentennial Balloon Challenge
1989 U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship, Baton Rouge
1990 Canadian Open Championship (pre-Worlds) St. Jean sur Richelieu
* 1992 World Gas Balloon Championship, Obertraun, Austria
** 1992 Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett, Stuttgart, Germany
1994 BP Alpine Balloon Trophy, Zell am See, Austria
1996 & 2000 America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race, Albuquerque, NM
1987, 1989 & 1993 U.S. National Gas Balloon Championship
* Only competitor to win both Gas and Hot Air Balloon World Championships
** Completed “triple crown” of ballooning with Gordon Bennett win.
NOTABLE FLIGHTS: 1977 First Balloon over Pikes Peak (14,400 ft) Colorado
1995 Flight to 33,000 ft in standard Balloon Works AX-8
2000 Gas Flight of 1,998 miles. Albuquerque to Coast of Maine
OFFICAL POSITIONS: 2003 - 2008 Event Director, U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championships
2003 Steward, European Hot Air Balloon Championship, Lithuania
2004 Deputy Director, Mol Cup (Pre-Europeans), Hungary
Steward, World Hot Air Balloon Championship. Mildura, Australia
2005 Deputy Director, European Hot Air Balloon Championship, Hungary
Event Director, Dutch National Hot Air Balloon Championship
2006 Steward, World Hot Air Balloon Championship, Motegi, Japan
2007 Steward, European Hot Air Balloon Championship, Magdeburg, Germany
2008 Event Director, World Hot Air Balloon Championship, Austria
Event Director, Pre World Air Games & Italian Nationals, Mondovi, Italy
2009 Event Director, World Air Games, Mondovi, Italy
2010 Deputy Director, World Hot Air Balloon Championship, Debrecen, Hungary
2011 Event Director, U.S. National Championship and Pre-Worlds, Battle Creek
2012 Event Director, World Hot Air Balloon Championship, Battle Creek, MI
MEMBER OF BFA HACD BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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