Back in June 2014, we visited the Thuringian Championship in Heldburg – and it was a funny weekend full of spontaneous adventures and great friendship among the balloonists! Weather was beautiful and so were the views, while the competitors had a lot of tricky tasks to absolve. We didn’t really catch a lot of sleep [...]
Every year in winter, Lake Forggensee turns to a moonlike landscape when the water is released to make space for the springtime snowmelt. This summer, however, the basin remains empty: Severe damage to the barrage has been detected and needs urgent repair. For us, the empty lake brings an extraordinary scenery that can be observed [...]
A very enjoyable night flight from Stuttgart last week was a welcome opportunity to test some of our Gordon Bennett Equipment as well! Everything worked as planned, including the perfect landing after 11 hours close to Germersheim, Rhineland-Palatinate. Good times :-) [...]
Where has the time gone? Already eight years ago, Tomas Hora invited some second generation pilots to the town of Kajov in Czech Republic for a nice little balloon event – and it was one of the most beautiful and adventurous meetings we’ve ever been to! Not only did we do four balloon flights, we [...]
On the first weekend of June, the Ballonsportgruppe Stuttgart e.V. hosted their annual Youth Camp at Seeg / Allgäu. We spent three wonderful days exploring the countryside, visiting a swimming pool, singing ’round the campfire and of course flying our balloons! :-) The weather situation was quite difficult due to lability, rain showers and thunderstorms, [...]
It was a wonderful weekend at Zwickau! =) The city had invited fifteen balloon teams and twelve model balloon teams to celebrate its 900th anniversary – and celebrate we did ;-) Three night glows, a lot of model balloon action and a wonderful morning flight made this gathering really enjoyable. Weather was nice and warm, [...]
… was the definite highlight of our weekend at Chemnitz! :-) When the launch of the hot air balloons on Saturday evening was cancelled due to too gusty conditions, the 2014 gas balloon world champions Wilhelm Eimers and Matthias Zenge decided to inflate their netless gas balloon for an evening hop, and I was lucky [...]
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.