Seven cylinders of propane, four VA70 and three VA50 with 344 liters altogether, served us as our fuel supply for our high altitude flight from Stuttgart to Bamberg last Saturday. We took off in the afternoon from the Cannstatter Wasen at 14:55 local as the visitors of the football match VfB Stuttgart vs. Hannover 96 [...]
On April 1st, it was time to officially introduce the new “Gitzenweiler Hof” balloon! :-) The weather didn’t quite cooperate, but luckily the famous campsite near Lake Constance has an appropriate venue for indoor inflations of balloons ;-) Thank you Gitzenweiler Hof for the photos, and of course for the wonderful new balloon! :-) [...]
Our next flight was only two days away – but almost all snow had disappeared by now! It was a busy Saturday in the Allgäu skies with five balloons taking off near Lechbruck and one near Seeg, and we could also hear our friends from Switzerland on the radio. This day also marked the (unofficial) [...]
Life goes on! ;-) And instead of flying over endless landscapes of sand, we’re now enjoying the last days of winter in our beautiful Allgäu. No less spectacular, yet so much more familiar! ;-) Thank you Daniela and Harald from Ballonteam Himmelsriesen for your beautiful pictures! :-) [...]
In the meantime, we and most of the other teams of the 4th Tunisian Balloons Festival have returned home, extremely disappointed, but safe and sound. Some teams have stayed in Marseille on their own expenses, hoping the Tunisian organisers will get things straight and book spaces for the next ferry on Sunday, March 18th. We [...]
It is with great shock and consternation we had to learn that we have all been betrayed. No ferry has been booked for us. The organiser of the Tunisian Balloons Festival, Raji Ben Abdelmalek, will have to clarify in the following days what went wrong. For the moment, 40 balloon teams are stranded in Marseille. [...]
It’s a little town well known among balloonists: Annonay in the Département of Ardèche, France, where the brothers Joseph and Etienne de Montgolfier discovered the lighter-than-air principle back in 1783. And as it lies close to our route to Marseille, we decided to have a stopover on our long way to Tunisia. The statue of [...]
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.