About two years ago, Thomas from Kubicek Balloons Deutschland asked me if I had a suggestion what his new Kubicek demonstrator envelope might look like. Of course I had… and as I got some experience with CAD, some hours later the visual was ready. The envelope took a bit longer… but now, here it is! [...]
Starting 2019 with a bang! For some weeks already, we had the idea of a long gas balloon flight in the first week of January – and as the slot approached, the weather models showed a possible crossing of the Pyrenees, starting from the Gladbeck gas balloon site. So, on January 1st, we packed our [...]
It’s been a bit quiet around here recently! Yep, weather is not that inviting at the moment, and you know what, we’ve got other hobbies apart from ballooning as well, called work! ;-) However, I’ve been doing some flying recently when my parents were there for a visit, so here we go. Nice morning flight [...]
…it’s Christmas! Have you got all your presents together?!? ;-) Don’t panic, we have a solution for you and all your balloon addicted friends. Our brand new 2019 calendar will be available from the end of November in Din A3 (297x420mm) for 19,90 € plus shipping. If you fancy to have one, please get in [...]
The weekend after, all pilots and teams gathered again at Bern for the Awards Ceremony of the 62nd Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett. A wonderful evening on the Gurten, a hill south of Bern, with an amazing view all over the city. We were more than happy with our 10th place! The official results of the [...]
Following a long descent from over 5000 meters, we were still wearing our warm suits and didn’t really have the time to take them off – so we floated gently towards the town of Agonac, looking out for a spot to land, still wearing orange all over. Windspeeds were close to calm on the ground, [...]
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.