On Friday, October 4th, it was time for the first Alpine Crossing of the season! Wonderful warm weather, a nice direction and perfect ATC made it a fantastic opening for the 19/20 winter. A very special moment for me was when we fly over the lovely Val Sarentino between Vipiteno and Bolzano: Having spent many [...]
This year, the International GermanCup at Pforzheim for the first time was held together with the German National Championship. Hopes were high, as the last edition of the event back in 2017 had just been fantastic, but the weather obviously had a different opinion about it. Strong winds and rain showers made us skip most [...]
On our way home from the welcome-back-party of the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, we dropped by at the 30th club anniversary of the Ballonsportgruppe Horb am Neckar e.V., the organizers of the famous Horber Neckar-Balloncup, to have a nice evening flight with friends. Thank you for your great hospitality guys! ;-) [...]
After our fantastic participation at the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2018 in Bern, Switzerland, we decided to pause for one year and not qualify for 2019. However, we couldn’t resist the offer to support three teams from the ground again, just as we had done in 2016 and 2017. So, we booked an Airbnb at [...]
For the last weekend of August, we were again allowed to borrow the 2000m³ BB20E from Kubicek Balloons Deutschland to visit the Ballontage Toggenburg at Ebnat-Kappel, Switzerland. A beautiful region to fly in, for sure! Competitionwise, winds and luck were on our side, and eventually we ended up in first place – although the true [...]
Just the weekend after, we were at Weilburg with Kubicek Balloons Deutschland for the 450th edition of the local church anniversary. What a lovely little balloon meet! Thank you everyone at BSC Nümbrecht and Stadt Weilburg for the great hospitality and of course to Thomas Köck for the fabulous balloon! [...]
In mid August, we joined Team Wera for the Summer Breeze Festival at Dinkelsbühl to fly the Wera Screw Driver special shape balloon over the heavy metal music festival. And although the band lineup might not be everyone’s cup of tea, we had great fun! :-) Thank you Siebel Ballooning for the invitation and thank [...]
The year is 2019 A.D.. The ballooning world is entirely travelling to Chambley. Well, not entirely… one small group of indomitable people still holds out against the mass. And life is indeed easy for the 66 balloon teams in the heart of the Umbrian countryside… ;-) After ten days in Italy, we can say that [...]
Past weekend, we visited the Friendship Balloon Meet of the Ballonsportclub Hellenstein e.V. at Heidenheim. Weather allowed one flight, however, the aerial meeting with the glider plane club Fliegergruppe Giengen e.V. at sunrise made this morning a true highlight! :-) Many thanks to all the club members at Heidenheim for the excellent hospitality and catering! [...]
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.