It was a longtime dream of us to take part at the Moselballonfiesta, hosted by SCHROEDER fire balloons, one of the biggest balloon meetings in Germany – and this year, we actually made it! :-) And we couldn’t have taken a better year – all scheduled flights could take place, every flight was different, and [...]
The 18th edition of the famous International Youth Camp was held in Burgkirchen on the site of the Freiballonclub Salzach-Inn e.V. – and after a pause of three years, I joined the camp again for some days to support the crews and fly one of the gas balloons. 35 participants from 10 countries in the [...]
Historic balloon sighting reported in Oxfordshire, Great Britain! Obviously, this is the next balloon movie coming up, starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne as balloon pioneer Henry Coxwell and scientist James Glaisher (they obviously got the sexes mixed up on the first one!). ;-) In September 1862, Coxwell and Glaisher set an altitude record when [...]
The Gordon Bennett Race for gas balloons is the oldest air race in the world. Held since 1906, it was then founded by newspaper proprietor James Gordon Bennett Junior. The rules are simple: Participation is open to hydrogen balloons with a volume of up to 1050 cubic meters (36750 cu ft), each country can send [...]
The recently launched movie Hotel Transylvania 3 has its own hot air balloon! Again, the project was initiated by Kubicek Balloons Deutschland, built by Kubicek Balloons in Brno, Czech Republic and has just completed its promotion tour around Italy. Here are some more pictures of “Dracula” flying over our beautiful region – enjoy! ;-) [...]
After hosting three perfectly organised competitions during the past years, the Ballonsportgruppe Horb am Neckar e.V. held the German National Championship this summer – and as expected, the event didn’t disappoint! =) Perfect weather, delicious food, a wonderful closing ceremony and last but not least, nice task settings on all of the competition flights, made [...]
The passion of a lifetime: To behold the stunning beauty of our world like no one else, free like a bird, high in the sky, yet one with nature, using the oldest principle of flight known to man: Lighter than air.
No wings, no noise, no pressure… just serenity, just perfect bliss. At one with the elements… at one with yourself.
This is why we live A LIFE OF BALLOONING.