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 [...]
On February 15th, we managed an amazing flight over the Alps to Italy with two balloons! :-) Taking off at Bad Feilnbach near Rosenheim, we soon hit the speedy winds in FL170 and enjoyed a magnificent colourful morning sky. We had a terrific view of the Dolomites with the rising sun in our back, while [...]
…with freelance journalist Adelheid Wanninger! The passionate traveller was with us for one of our flights at the Kaiserwinkl Alpin Ballooning and has now published her photos and a nicely written report on her website www.lastsecrets.de. Definitely worth a read! :-) [...]
Last week, we had two fabulous days at the Kaiserwinkl Alpin Ballooning event at Kössen, Austria – this nicely organised balloon meeting is just worth a visit every year! :-) Two wonderful flights – one aboard my own ballon, one alongside it in one of the Ballonsportgruppe Stuttgart e.V. – the famous ‘outdoor evening’ and [...]
The German Ballooning Federation DFSV has published the results of the 2017 Qualification and thereby officially confirmed us to take part in the 2018 Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race as Team Germany 3! Bern here we come! :-) Huge thanks to the Ballonsportgruppe Stuttgart e.V. – without all your help, we would never [...]
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.