Every year in May, the Balloon Club of Augsburg holds a gas balloon meeting with about ten balloons, following a long tradition of gas ballooning in the towns of Gersthofen and Augsburg. In 1931, Swiss physicist Auguste Piccard and his engineer Paul Kipfer launched there to be the first men in the stratosphere – in [...]
Sometimes, not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck! ;-) And after two lovely flights at home this weekend, I am truly happy that none of my planned trips worked out… things do happen for a reason. Flight one of two was a nice passenger flight with Bavaria Ballonfahrten on Saturday morning [...]
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 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.