Insturments are essential for the safe operation of a balloon.

Flight Instrument

The essential instruments in every aircraft are the altimeter and variometer and a balloon is no exception. In addition to the tried and tested Piccolo combined instrument, there are newer options that offer the pilot more information and options.

The most popular instrument at the moment is the Swiss made Flytec 3040. This instrument combines an altimeter, variometer, and a wireless thermometer that shows the temperature at the top on the envelope and the outside air temperature. Its display is well arranged and it includes 2 sets of batteries – planned redundancy. This insturment has a wireless transmitter that fits onto the top of the envelope. Each instrument and its associated temperature transmitter has a unique code to prevent interference between balloons with similar systems.

Flytec 3040 instrument

A more advanced instrument that is becoming increasingly popular is the Flytec 6040.  This instrument, in addition to all the features of the 3040, has a built in GPS. This GPS depicts track differences at the different altitude that the balloon has passed through.

Flytec 6040 instrument


For flight operations in or around controlled airspaces there is another instrument that is compulsory – a VHF Air band radio. We are current offering two ICOM radios - the A6E and the A15.

GPS and Laptops

GPSs either as a free standing instruments or coupled into a lap top or tablet are increasingly popular . These are optional and not essential equipment and are not, because they are updated so frequently, stocked by Kubicek Balloons. However we and our dealers use them all the time and we are very willing to share our experience with you.

You ask, we answer:

Lenka KrejčováKamila, assistant
answers whatever you ask


Ivo BrzákIvo, salesman
cares for EU clients


David, salesman
cares for US, Japanese and worldwide customers


Mirek BorkovecMirek, salesman
cares for clients from the Czech Republic and Slovakia


odpovime_martinMartin, salesman
answers business inquiries


Petr KubíčekPetr
coordinates dealers'network


Ondřej BenešOndřej, service & after-sales care
solves maintenance, inspections and complaints


odpovime_radimoRadim, chief-designer

answers technical questions


Marie TrávníkováMarie, trade dept.
accepts offers for material and services


Radim PoláčekRadim, executive director

accepts offers for cooperation and applause of all kind