LONG DISTANCE FLIGHT ALONG THE ALPS
This year has been full of epic flights… but we’re not done yet! ;-) Thursday, December 7th was a perfect opportunity for yet another outstanding flight – beautiful weather and strong winds blowing alongside the Alps. So we met with Thomas from Kubicek Balloons Deutschland, loaded a lightweight 2600m³ ballon with five big cylinders and took off at 8 o’clock in the morning.
Our flight led us along Bad Tölz, Miesbach, Rosenheim, Lake Chiemsee, passing north of Salzburg and then flying on to Vöcklabruck, Bad Hall and Steyr, finally landing near Waidahammer south of Amstetten. In 7 hours and 15 minutes of flight time, we covered a distance of 327 kilometers. What an epic adventure! :-)
Balloon: 2600m³ D-OTBJ Kubicek BB26E lightweight polyester (envelope weight 70 kg)
Burner: Cameron Super Single Shadow
Basket: Kubicek K13S
Flight time: 7 h 15 min
Propane used: 330 l
Distance: 327 km
Max. height: 9500 ft.