Memorial Hans Gutmann Rally 2016 is organized in Georgia by an international tour operator Vanilla Sky and Service Air. 30 pilots with 8 private planes from 8 European countries landed in Natakhtari Airdrome on 9 August 2016.
The memorial rally is an annual event in remembrance of Hans Gutmann, Austrian pilot, flight instructor and rally event organizer, who tragically died in 2011. The Rally 2016 is a joint effort of Amiran Manjavidze, a pilot and the owner of Natakhtari Airdrome and his friends from Luxembourg and Russia: Jean Birgen - President of the Memorial Rally, Peter Sodermans – Secretary-General of Rally, Artem Kirillov and Misha Kornev - Project Manager and Rally organizer. Professional and recreational pilots with their families landed in Natakhtari and got acquainted with Georgia through specially designed 5-day tour to Kazbegi, Svaneti and Kakheti.
Memorial Hans Gutmann Rally 2016 is supported by: Office of the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Georgian National Tourism Administration, Georgian Civil Aviation Agency.
David Bakradze- State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Giorgi Chogovadze – Head of the National Tourism Administration and Guram Jalaghonia – Director of Georgia Civil Aviation Agency welcomed the Rally participants.