A PIPA delegation is sometimes invited to attend an event abroad or sometimes pays a visit to fanciers from other countries than Belgium. A report on each visit is published here.


(09/06/2010) Trip to Russia - Pigeonsport in Moscow

Russia is located in Northern Asia (the area west of the Urals is considered part of Europe), bordering the Arctic Ocean, between Europe and the North Pacific Ocean .Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of area (total: 17,098,242 sq km) yet despite its size, much of the country lacks proper soils and climates (either too cold or too dry) for agriculture.

(18/05/2010) Trip to APC LOFT ~ George & Jennifer Rankin - Top racers in Houston, Texas - USA

We all remember the total sale of Kees Bosua, a few years ago in the Netherlands. Well, the best breeder from this auction "Kleine Figo" was sold to APC LOFT , it's the wife Jennifer who asked Belgian friend Jos Thoné to purchase it as a 2008 Christmas gift to the husband George! Nikolaas, founder of PiPa, had the honour to visit George & Jennifer Rankin's loft in May 2010 in Houston, Texas.

(21/03/2010) Derby Arona - Tenerife - 2010 - Update pictures 2nd day after liberation

Today 20th of March, the pigeons of the Derby Arona race in Tenerife are liberated in Fuerteventura at 8h10 am on a distance of approximately 300 kms.

(19/10/2009) Gouden Vleugel Feest 2009 - 32e editie - Fotoreportage

Op zaterdag 17 oktober 2009 zat de feestzaal van ‘domein De Vossenberg’ opnieuw tot in de kleinste uithoek gevuld voor de huldiging van de laureaten van de 32e editie van de ‘Gouden Vleugel’-competitie van de Brugse Barcelonaclub. Het was de eerste editie onder het voorzitterschap van Dr Andre Gyselbrecht, die de voorzitterssjerp van de betreurde Antoine Vanhove heeft overgenomen, toen ...

(18/08/2009) Trip to Romania 2009 - Update an article about Dr. Sorin Stanescu + summary of his results

Friday 7th of August, I visited Romania. The reason for this trip was to make a visit to our best Romanian customer Dr. Sorin Paul Stanescu, his loft manager Cosmin Dobre and their good friend Dr. Geronimo Branescu ( this visit was on Sunday 9th of August ). We also visited Friday Simion Emil and on Saturday we attended the final of the Balcanic Fair Play One Loft Race. When I say "we" in the ...

(29/07/2009) Italian Pigeon Sport - Trip to Rocco Toscani in Tuscany - July 2009

In July 2009 we had the honour to visit Rocco Toscani in Italy. I didn't know it before I visited Rocco, but it seems he belongs to one of the most famous families in Italy! Text to the pictures will be added as soon as possible. Nikolaas Gyselbrecht

(08/07/2009) Round Trip in China...Every nice story has an ending [LAST UPDATE]

In June/July 2009 Luna and myself make a round trip in China. We try to visit as many as possible customers from PiPa. Of course with a limited time schedule and such a huge country like China, it is impossible to visit all of them. But this trip is such a great succes, so it will be repeated in the future. And then we can visit another group of customers. It is amazing to see that in such a ...

(21/04/2009) Derby Arona Tenerife One loft race 2009

Last weekend the International One Loft Race Derby Arona in Tenerife was on the programme for the 4th time. This 4th edition also saw an exponential growth in the number of enrolments for the 4th time in a row. In Tenerife, Jose Ledesma, founder of this One Loft Race, gave us a personal account of his successful project.