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 the SAGRANTINO WINE VALLEY 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.


Sergio Maron

Prestigious Event Director

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.

Guido Gebauer - Germany

Involved in ballooning since 1991.
First as a crew member in Dominik Haggeney’s team for many years.
The highlight at that time as a crew member was the participation in the World Championships 1997 in Saga/Japan.
Balloon pilot since 1997 Participation in competitions as a pilot from 1999 to 2003.
Flights in Europe, Japan and Kenya (Masai Mara) 10 times participation in this most relaxed Balloon meeting in Todi/Sagrantino

Notice to All balloon teams:

The event organisation seek the most appreciated collaboration with any  balloon team members who would be interested in collaborating with the event as volunteer “Country Managers” of their country

We ask that any member interested in our request that they contact: at their earliest convenience.