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 [...]
During our stay at the Italian International Balloon Grand Prix, we were interviewed by Regan from Air Sports Promotion about our time in Umbria. Check it out (from minute 2:17) to see some video footage from our flights here as well! ;-) For the full interview, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_oSL1eEBXM. [...]
A balloon meeting, finally! We’re in Todi, Italy for the International Balloon Grand Prix, formerly known as the “Todi Sagrantino Cup” – and we’ve already done four lovely flights in the beautiful Umbrian countryside. Evening buffets, pool parties and a lot of friends, new and old, are making these two weeks a fantastic holiday. Watch [...]
Are you familiar with the mobile game “Pokémon GO”? It’s one of the first (and certainly the most famous) mobile games that blends reality and virtuality, letting you hunt virtual monsters (Pokémons) in the real world. Team Rocket, kind of the antagonists in the game, try to steal back the Pokémons from the players. To [...]
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.