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Henk Broeders, 




Formerly resident in the village Wagenberg, Province Noord Brabant, The Netherlands.

Here is my passion started for hot air ballooning.
I came in contact with the English balloonist, Simon Faithfull.
After many free hours helping to launching the hot air balloon,
I had my first balloon flight on the 25th of December 1973

with Ad Haarhuis of the established in 1983 Ad Ballon Ballonvaarten BV
I got my own flight brevet on March 5 1986

and on April 2 1987 I became employee for Ad Haarhuis “Ad Ballon” 
Many commercial flights and hours I have made in the past few years and still making.




Below my milestones of flight hours:
1000e flight hour: 23 July 1991
2000e flight hour: 17 September 1995
3000e flight hour: 28 July 2000
4500e flight hour: 11 June 2009
5000e flight hour: 27 November 2012

I started hot air ballooning championships in the year 1987.  
Championships hot air ballooning became a true passion and aspire to win.
Until know I am 15 times Dutch champion. To became Dutch champion, I could place myself for the European Championships and World Championships.


Below an impression of my performances. 

Dutch Championships: 

First place    :          1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 
                             2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014
Second place:         1993, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2013
Third place:            2008
Fourth place:          1997, 1998 and 2000

European Championships:
Tenth place:            Poland, 1988
Ninth place:            Austria, 1996
Sixth place:             Hungary, 2005


World Championships:
Tenth place:           Untited States of America, 1995
Eleventh place:       Austria, 2008

Open Belgian Championships:
First place:             1996

Besides hot air ballooning and championships, I like to set records with a hot air balloon.
Below my achieved records.


Date Record Size Balloon  
  1-2-1994 Dutch Distance record AX9 404 km
  Dutch Duration record AX9 8.05 hour
  9-10-1995 Dutch Distance record AX4 72 km
  Dutch Duration record AX4 1.43 hour
  17-10-1995 Dutch Distance record AX8 285 km
  24-10-1995 Dutch Distance record AX7 310 km
  Dutch Duration record AX7 5.37 hour
  2-3-1996 Dutch  Altitude record AX4 3200 mtr
  14-1-1997 Dutch Altitude record AX9 7900 mtr
  9-1-2011 / 10-1-2011 Dutch Duration record AX11 20.37 hour