The takeoff certainly is one of the most intense memories of our whole Gordon Bennett experience. Dozens of people standing around our basket, asking curious questions, while we are going through our checklists. Then, another security check by the deputy event director. Releasing the balloon from its tethers and being guided to the podium. Last [...]
Inflation day! And as always, it paid off doing everything early. We were the first team having their equipment ready for hydrogen, so we had enough time for the official briefings, for our own briefings by our amazing meteo man Tomas Hora, and even for a funny interview with Regan Tetlow! :-D However, there were [...]
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 [...]
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.