After participating at the Whitsun Youth Camp of the Balloon Club of Stuttgart for 10 years as model balloonist, guitar player, retrieve and pilot, this year’s camp was Matthias’ first as the camp leader – and with 44 participants, two wonderful balloon flights, exciting visitors, interesting excursions and a lot of fun, the 42nd edition [...]
On May 17th, we had the honour to test-fly one of SCHROEDER fire balloons’ Mistral competition balloons! A wonderful two hour morning flight led us from Löchgau (north of Stuttgart) to Schellbronn (south of Pforzheim in the Black Forest) – and of course we did try out the ascending and descending capabilities of the little [...]
We’re finally back with our latest adventure in the skies of Southern Germany! :) From April 30th to May 4th, we spent four funny days at the village of Eglofs – and although the weather forecast wasn’t very promising, we even got to fly two times on Thursday and had a nice model balloon night [...]
During the last week of January, we spent a fabulous time in Kössen / Austria, where we took part in the “13th Kaiserwinkl Alpin Ballooning”, one of the biggest winter meetings in the Alps with over 50 balloon teams. Weather was not that good at first, but we braved the snowfall and took part in [...]
From January 10th to 14th, we visited the balloon meeting at Gosau / Dachstein (Austria) – for our 20th time in a row! :-) It was only appropriate to bring along our first model balloon envelope, which is exactly 20 years old by now, and to fly it in front of the impressive silhouette of [...]
Our second flight this year turned out to be quite a long distance flight again! Taking off near Seeg (Füssen area) with Thomas’ Kubicek eXtreme Racer, we made it to Kirchweidach southwest of Burgkirchen, less than ten kilometers west of the Austrian border. Within 3:40 hours of flight, we covered a distance of over 160 [...]
The first flights of the new year have been made! We did our first one on January 6th, with three young trainee pilots, from Niedersonthofen to the “Holy Mountain”, as the Bavarians call the hills of the Monastery of Andechs, between Lake Ammersee and Lake Starnberg ;-) While chasing during the first leg, we met [...]
And because we do, we met last Saturday at Seeg again for yet another long winter flight! Weather was beautiful, winds were strong and so we followed once more the track we already knew: Over Lake Staffelsee, Penzberg and Bad Tölz to the surroundings of Lake Tegernsee, where we decided to land after 3:20 h [...]
Less than a week after our flight from Seeg to Rosenheim, we met at Eglofs (between Wangen and Isny) with some fellow balloonists, and it turned out that we had a similar wind situation as the Saturday before. And again, the race was on! :-) Within three hours and fourty minutes of flight, we made [...]
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.