It’s official! Our pilots Benedict Munz and Matthias Schlegel will be taking part in the 64th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett which takes place end of August in Wroclaw, Poland. We are very happy to have achieved this success and want to thank all our supporters, especially all our members at the Ballonsportgruppe Stuttgart e.V., [...]
The first week of the Ballonfestival Tannheimer Tal is over – many many beautiful flights have been made! As we live quite nearby, we joined the balloon teams this Wednesday and had a fantastic flight from the Tannheimer Tal to our beautiful Allgäu with the Gitzenweiler Hof balloon :-) Thank you Rudi Höfer, Bianca Höfer [...]
The second flight of the new gas balloon of the Ballonsportgruppe Stuttgart e.V. led us towards Lake Constance – with a nice intermediate landing near Hechingen, the place of the famous Castle Hohenzollern. The decision for this flight was quite an interesting one – because several weather models showed quite a thick cloud layer, which [...]
Meanwhile, it is a nice tradition: The Allgäulino Montgolfiade at Wertach at the first weekend of the year. Saturday was unflyable, but Sunday and Monday (a holiday in our region of Germany) totally made up for that. Thank you Bavaria Ballonfahrten for that wonderful event! [...]
On the 30th of December, conditions were finally perfect for the first flight of the new Stuttgarter Hofbräu gas balloon of the Ballonsportgruppe Stuttgart e.V.. Beautifully designed by members of the club, respecting the brand manual of the sponsor, the new balloon is also an homage to one of its predecessors, featuring the same red [...]
Mid-December didn’t really bring flyable weather… but the day after Christmas, the waiting finally paid off: Liftoff for our second Alpine Crossing this season, this time even with my parents on board. The weather couldn’t have been better… a wonderful four hour flight with fantastic views. Truly uplifting! ;-) [...]
Autumn and winter is typically the time when we do some nice long distance flying along the Alps. Unfortunately, we didn’t yet have the perfect weather pattern for a really long distance… but duration flights can be fun too! So, this Thursday, weather was just too fine to stay at home… Seeg to Bad Tölz [...]
We are looking for a little gas balloon basket to improve our equipment! Needs to be from Ballonbau Wörner GmbH for proper certification. Sleeping flap & size 4 mandatory, sports edition (lightweight) optional. Maybe you know somebody who knows somebody who…? ;-) Thank you Bob B. for allowing us to use your photos :-) [...]
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.