We’ve just returned from an unexpectedly nice weekend at the Slapy Balloon Fiesta in Chotilsko, Czech Republic! Although the forecast was quite pessimistic, the weather allowed two beautiful flights over the Vltava region south of Prague. After the Friday morning flight had to be cancelled due to rain showers (a welcome opportunity to catch some [...]
From time to time, we visit the Kubicek balloon factory at Brno, Czech Republic – and often we even get to fly there! :-) Last weekend, on Sunday afternoon, conditions were nice at Kubicek Castle at Radesin, some 50 kilometers north-west of Brno – the perfect opportunity to try out some new Kubicek stuff in [...]
Yesterday, we were on German television SWR in the show “Kaffee oder Tee” (“coffee or tea”) featuring our latest gas balloon flight to Spain! :-) Click here to watch the interview: https://www.ardmediathek.de/…/Y3JpZDovL3N3ci5kZS9hZXgvbzEx…/ or here to watch the entire show: https://www.ardmediathek.de/…/Y3JpZDov…/sendung-vom-26-03-19 [...]
Spring is coming, snow has almost completely gone and it’s getting warmer from day to day! We’re saying goodbye to a great winter with some really enjoyable flights – one of my favourites is surely the one from January 19th, when we launched from Oberstaufen and flew back home in an easterly direction. Great sunny [...]
We’re just too busy at the moment! So here are some pictures from one week ago… lovely winter flying with Bavaria Ballonfahrten and Kubicek Balloons Deutschland alongside the all new BB120P “Allgäuer Büble Bier” balloon. There are worse things than working on a Saturday… ;-) [...]
The fabulous winter weather this week was really tempting – and as our first balloon D-OSBK was slumbering in it’s bag with 598 and somewhat hours, we decided to take it out for a flight and push it over 600! What can I say – the pictures speak for themselves. The 17 year old envelope [...]
About two years ago, Thomas from Kubicek Balloons Deutschland asked me if I had a suggestion what his new Kubicek demonstrator envelope might look like. Of course I had… and as I got some experience with CAD, some hours later the visual was ready. The envelope took a bit longer… but now, here it is! [...]
Starting 2019 with a bang! For some weeks already, we had the idea of a long gas balloon flight in the first week of January – and as the slot approached, the weather models showed a possible crossing of the Pyrenees, starting from the Gladbeck gas balloon site. So, on January 1st, we packed our [...]
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.