On January 6th, we did our first flight of the year… and it turned out to be one of the most beautiful alpine crossings ever. Wonderful weather, friendly ATC controllers and really nice passengers just made it a pertect day! :-) Be sure to book your own on www.bavaria-ballon.de ;-) [...]
2016 has been unbelievable :) Almost 100 flights, over 170 hours in the air… simply amazing! :D My heartfelt thanks to all who flew with me, crewed for me, captured these wonderful moments in pictures or otherwise contributed to this great passion of ballooning. You made this year an incredible adventure! Have a wonderful 2017 [...]
Every year around the 1st of November, the organisers of the “Eglofser Feuerzauber” hold a nice little meeting for their ballooning friends, and after having two rather bad years (concerning the weather at least), in 2014 everything was just perfect! :-) We even had guitar music on board during one of our long flights, and [...]
What an awesome week! :-) Eleven flights, over 17 hours in the air… Kirchberg in Tirol (Austria) really is one of our favourite places to fly. And despite all the flying, we still had the time to go party, chill out, go swimming, hiking, chat with friends… a truly amazing balloon meeting! The competition flights [...]
It truly is a special feeling to take of with your own balloon from the ‘Grote Markt’ in Sint-Niklaas. And after coming here for eight times with our model balloons, this year we finally mastered the upgrade! ;-) Although the weather was anything but stable, we could fly four out of five slots, making the [...]
Another dream is about to come true: After eight years with the Pingu model balloon, it’s our first time at the Vredefeesten with our D-OSBK! :-) You can follow the activities on the ‘Grote Markt’ via the webcam of Sint-Niklaas: http://webcam.sint-niklaas.be [...]
In the last days of August, we spent a wonderful long weekend at the airfield Landshut-Ellermühle with our friends from Slovenia – luckily, we started our weekend on Wednesday already, as on the weekend itself, only one flight was possible. So, we could do four flights altogether and still had enough time to sing around [...]
This summer, we finally made it to the Friendship Balloon Meeting at Heidenheim organised by the “Ballonsportclub Hellenstein” – and found out by ourselves that all the good rumours about this event are really true! :-) Great hospitality, perfect catering, lots of nice people, wonderful weather, beautiful flights… what more could you wish for! We [...]
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 [...]
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.