Past weekend, we met at the balloon depot of the Ballonsportgruppe Stuttgart e.V. to inspect our gas balloon envelope and to prepare our basket and all the other gear we need for the Gordon Bennett launch, set for this Friday in Bern, Switzerland. On Wednesday morning, we will leave Stuttgart. Fingers crossed for good weather! [...]
The last week we spent at the 4th FAI Junior World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Wloclawek, Poland, together with 48 other young balloon teams from all over the world! :-) Weather was just perfect in the beginning, allowing some wonderful training flights… at the event itself, however, only half of the scheduled flights could [...]
It was a longtime dream of us to take part at the Moselballonfiesta, hosted by SCHROEDER fire balloons, one of the biggest balloon meetings in Germany – and this year, we actually made it! :-) And we couldn’t have taken a better year – all scheduled flights could take place, every flight was different, and [...]
The 18th edition of the famous International Youth Camp was held in Burgkirchen on the site of the Freiballonclub Salzach-Inn e.V. – and after a pause of three years, I joined the camp again for some days to support the crews and fly one of the gas balloons. 35 participants from 10 countries in the [...]
Historic balloon sighting reported in Oxfordshire, Great Britain! Obviously, this is the next balloon movie coming up, starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne as balloon pioneer Henry Coxwell and scientist James Glaisher (they obviously got the sexes mixed up on the first one!). ;-) In September 1862, Coxwell and Glaisher set an altitude record when [...]
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.