It’s a tradition for more than 50 years already: Every December, the Sunday after St. Nicholas’ Day at Sonthofen in the beautiful Allgäu, Bishop Nicholas himself gathers all the children’s wish lists and climbs a balloon to take the letters to the Christkind in the heavens, who will then prepare the gifts for Christmas. We [...]
This year has been full of epic flights… but we’re not done yet! ;-) Thursday, December 7th was a perfect opportunity for yet another outstanding flight – beautiful weather and strong winds blowing alongside the Alps. So we met with Thomas from Kubicek Balloons Deutschland, loaded a lightweight 2600m³ ballon with five big cylinders and [...]
It was an awesome view last Saturday! Once a year, our Balloon Club of Stuttgart arranges an event exclusively for its members to fly all their hot air balloons together (after a decent brunch, that is). Thank you to our members Birgit, Helmut and Gerhard for organising this wonderful day! :-) [...]
It was on the 21st of November, 1783, when Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François d’Arlandes first boarded one of the Montgolfier Brothers’ famous flying machines. The balloon “Reveillon” took off from the garden of Château La Muette near Paris, covering the distance of about 10 kilometers in 25 minutes and landing near the town [...]
Last weekend, we visited the balloon maintenance training seminar at the German hot air balloon manufacturer SCHROEDER fire balloons. Apart from legal regulations, we learnt a lot about servicing burners and cylinders and doing small envelope and basket repairs. Thank you to Werner Wäschenbach and the employees of SCHROEDER fire balloons for these two interesting [...]
With the current weather in Germany, we can do nothing but remember the wonderful summer! ;-) In the September issue of the BWLV magazine “adler”, our photos from the Mondial Air Ballons 2017 were featured in a report about Europe’s biggest balloon event. Thank you Simone Bürkle for allowing us to republish it! [...]
This Monday evening, we took off from the gas balloon launch site at Düsseldorf-Eller for another hydrogen training flight! Cruising through the evening on a low inversion layer, we hit Frankfurt right at it’s center, having an awesome view of the airport that had just closed for the night. Flying further, we passed the Odenwald, [...]
Throwback Thursday to one of our favourite weekends of the year! :-) The GermanCup 2017 at Pforzheim was such a wonderful event and we still love to look at all the pictures and recall many special memories. Samsony – Photography & Film has made a nice video we want to share with you today – [...]
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.