Hot air balloon fiesta in Latgale - Balloonmeeting PHOINIX, took place in DAGDA city from July 26 to July 28, 2002.
DAGDA is a small countryside city - a pearl of Latgale.
"Phoinix" - a fabulous bird of immortality and revival is a symbol of the city.
DAGDA celebrates the 10th anniversary of getting city status in July 2002.
A balloon competition was arranged as a part of the fiesta in a
friendly ambiance with fair play.
DAGDA surroundings offered exiting flying possibilities. Competition
flights were going to over picturesque area. There are ancient castle mounds, the deepest
lake of Baltic - Dridzis Lake and the richest lake of Latvia with 69 islands - Ezezers
(Hedgehog Lake) among the others lakes.
There were 4 flights and 7 tasks and the special cristal trophy
"Phoenix 2002" won Hungarian pilot JANOS KOVACS. The 2nd place took Gunars
Dukste from Latvia and the 3rd - Michail Bakanov from Moscow.
Travellers' Club ALTIUS is much obliged to all who helped to make
Balloonmeeting PHOINIX as unforgettable adventure for all inhabitants of Dagda city and