It had been a long wait, after the 2020 edition of the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett had been postponed to 2021. Due to the possibility of another postponement or even a cancellation, motivations were not too high to pull off a big one, so we kept our preparations and publicity to the absolute minimum. Which [...]
After having crewed at the Horber Neckar-Balloncup several times, it has always been a dream to experience this wunderful little event as a pilot… and in 2021, it finally came true! =) And we couldn’t have chosen a better year for this. 6 out of 6 flights was a first even for Horb… and oh, [...]
With just one night at home in between, we continued our summer trip from France to Italy to fly at the ‘Sagrantino Cup’ at Todi, just as the years before… and again, the relaxed holiday meet in Umbria didn’t disappoint! Seven beautiful flights, five in the Todi and two in the Bastardo area, hot summer [...]
For the fifth time, and ten years after our first visit (oh how time flies!), we returned to Chambley, home of the Grand Est Mondial Air Balloons or #GEMAB, in July 2021. Long time did we not believe this huge event would take place, but as it seems, Covid only affects politicians and media, not [...]
In the second week of July, we went to Italy for Siebel Ballooning to fly their new Pokémon GO balloon for Niantic, The Pokémon Company. Four destinations were planned out: Perguia (Umbria), Florence (Tuscany), Bologna (Emilia-Romagna) and Bassano del Grappa (Veneto). Spending two nights at every stop, we managed to do eight flights altogether, with [...]
We honestly didn’t believe in that one! A festival with thousands of visitors, how should that work in 2021? The answer is simple: JUST DO IT. And so, we could present our model balloons to many many happy spectators, including some fascinating new special shapes. Looks like after all these years, our penguins are finally [...]
Can you believe it? Our first balloon meeting in nine months! Lovely flying last weekend at Májová fiesta near Slapy, Czech Republic, over the Vltava valley and its surroundings. Altogether, we could enjoy one evening and one morning flight, along many other funny events organised by our Czech friends. Thank you for your hospitality! :-) [...]
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.