Following a long descent from over 5000 meters, we were still wearing our warm suits and didn’t really have the time to take them off – so we floated gently towards the town of Agonac, looking out for a spot to land, still wearing orange all over. Windspeeds were close to calm on the ground, [...]
In the end, we decided to land in the evening. Decreasing our accomplished distance by flying through the night did not seem a good idea, and we didn’t want to risk a night landing either. Rising as high as we could to gain some speed and cover more distance was more like it. So, we [...]
Obvious as it was, our flight to the west coast of France would not bring us victory… but that was never our aim. Weather was nice and we loved our flight. With almost nonexistent mobile internet, we tried to correspond with our hq and the other teams on what to do next. We fancied the [...]
The rising sun had pulled us up to over 3000 meters AMSL, where we continued our flight into the West, alongside several other balloons. Our initial strategy – to fly slightly northwards for 24 hours and then catch the fast winds to Poland – hadn’t worked out. Nevertheless, we were gaining more and more distance [...]
The takeoff certainly is one of the most intense memories of our whole Gordon Bennett experience. Dozens of people standing around our basket, asking curious questions, while we are going through our checklists. Then, another security check by the deputy event director. Releasing the balloon from its tethers and being guided to the podium. Last [...]
Inflation day! And as always, it paid off doing everything early. We were the first team having their equipment ready for hydrogen, so we had enough time for the official briefings, for our own briefings by our amazing meteo man Tomas Hora, and even for a funny interview with Regan Tetlow! :-D However, there were [...]
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.