Fantastic first Alpine Crossing of the season this Thursday! We took off at Füssen at 7 in the morning and gently landed north of Treviso 4 hours later. Wonderful views… the majestic mountains never fail to show us how small and insignificant we are. Hopefully, the governments will allow more of these crossings this winter! [...]
It was a rather unexpected message: On Wednesday afternoon, September 16th, Ben sent a trajectory screenshot to our group chat, suggesting a gas balloon duration flight over the weekend. Takeoff would be just two days later, on Friday evening, from our launch site at Stuttgart. We started monitoring the weather. Would it be possible to [...]
After a break of two days, weather was flyable again on Thursday evening at the Kieler Woche – our fourth flight there! The fifth and last flight followed on Friday evening, leading us over the Cheshire Cat, a giant maize maze near Sieversdorf south of Kiel. On Sunday, we embarked on our way back home, [...]
It was indeed a sad moment when we learnt earlier this year that the Kieler Woche would be postponed to September and the Balloon Sail would be cancelled. But as the city of Kiel just couldn’t imagine their sailing event without balloons, we followed the invitation of the Ballonteam Ostsee and are now enjoying the [...]
With the summer slowly leaving, our most beautiful time of the year begins: In autumn, the thermals are not that strong any more, and we can fly all day again. The first flight of this kind took place just this week, 9:30 hours from Stuttgart to Pfaffenhofen/Ilm in our new “Stuttgarter Hofbräu” gas balloon. Oh [...]
Our next gas balloon flight with the Ballonsportgruppe Stuttgart e.V. turned out to cover almost the same distance as the last one! Again taking off from the launch site at the “Cannstatter Wasen”, winds gently pushed us eastwards, flying over Schorndorf, Aalen and Öttingen. The first landing took place near Spielberg, the final one just [...]
In the meantime, all balloon teams have returned home safely from the Italian International Balloon Grand Prix. Making our ways back to our everyday lives, our minds and hearts stay in the skies above Umbria, still dreaming of the wonderful times we had. Altogether, we spent over 15 hours in the air over the beautiful [...]
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.