Last weekend, during our annual visit to Kubicek Balloons, we had the pleasure to attend “Poslední Kříž” – the so-called ‘last cross’ in the Czech balloon competition year. Although the sun hid behind a thick layer of clouds, it was a funny flight – not to forget the party afterwards at Balónový Hotel Radesin! [...]
The odds were not really in our favour for a Gordon Bennett training flight last week – but we did it nevertheless. As the new gas balloon of the Ballonsportgruppe Stuttgart e.V. is not yet registered, the Freiballonverein Augsburg was friendly enough to charter us their D-OFVA – a huge thankyou for that guys! :-) [...]
Another lovely autumn weekend lies behind us, and we’re enjoying this season to the fullest! =) Saturday brought a wonderful flight from Eglofs to Seeg with friends – thank you Bavaria Ballonfahrten for the balloon, Ballonfreunde Allgäu for the launch site, Daniela for the organisation and Christian for a perfect retrieve! ;-) [...]
Yesterday, our friends from GT Ballonfahrten visited us to pick up their new basket from Kubicek Balloons Deutschland and to do a proficiency check flight for their pilots with their all new Gasometer Pforzheim balloon. The scenery couldn’t have been better…! :-) [...]
On Friday, October 4th, it was time for the first Alpine Crossing of the season! Wonderful warm weather, a nice direction and perfect ATC made it a fantastic opening for the 19/20 winter. A very special moment for me was when we fly over the lovely Val Sarentino between Vipiteno and Bolzano: Having spent many [...]
This year, the International GermanCup at Pforzheim for the first time was held together with the German National Championship. Hopes were high, as the last edition of the event back in 2017 had just been fantastic, but the weather obviously had a different opinion about it. Strong winds and rain showers made us skip most [...]
On our way home from the welcome-back-party of the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, we dropped by at the 30th club anniversary of the Ballonsportgruppe Horb am Neckar e.V., the organizers of the famous Horber Neckar-Balloncup, to have a nice evening flight with friends. Thank you for your great hospitality guys! ;-) [...]
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.