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Jean Sax passed away

This message reached us from Marc Sullivan, chairman of the FAI Balloon Committee:


It is with great sadness to inform you that we have lost another outstanding balloonist.  Jean Sax passed away on June 7th  at the age of 87 in the presence of his children.  Jean’s involvement in ballooning is legendary and spans many decades.  For many years Jean organized the Saint-Nicolas balloon event.  This event is still managed by his family and is one of Europe’s best events.   Our friend Jean always rolled out the red carpet for his ballooning guests.  


Jean served the CIA for 22 years starting in 1975, he served as CIA Secretary and was the Belgium Delegate for many years.  Jean was a very good friend and he will be missed by all of us.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends.


The Royal Belgian Aeroclub expresses its greatest sympathy to his family and friends.