It truly is a special feeling to take of with your own balloon from the ‘Grote Markt’ in Sint-Niklaas. And after coming here for eight times with our model balloons, this year we finally mastered the upgrade! ;-) Although the weather was anything but stable, we could fly four out of five slots, making the [...]
Another dream is about to come true: After eight years with the Pingu model balloon, it’s our first time at the Vredefeesten with our D-OSBK! :-) You can follow the activities on the ‘Grote Markt’ via the webcam of Sint-Niklaas: http://webcam.sint-niklaas.be [...]
In the last days of August, we spent a wonderful long weekend at the airfield Landshut-Ellermühle with our friends from Slovenia – luckily, we started our weekend on Wednesday already, as on the weekend itself, only one flight was possible. So, we could do four flights altogether and still had enough time to sing around [...]
This summer, we finally made it to the Friendship Balloon Meeting at Heidenheim organised by the “Ballonsportclub Hellenstein” – and found out by ourselves that all the good rumours about this event are really true! :-) Great hospitality, perfect catering, lots of nice people, wonderful weather, beautiful flights… what more could you wish for! We [...]
After participating at the Whitsun Youth Camp of the Balloon Club of Stuttgart for 10 years as model balloonist, guitar player, retrieve and pilot, this year’s camp was Matthias’ first as the camp leader – and with 44 participants, two wonderful balloon flights, exciting visitors, interesting excursions and a lot of fun, the 42nd edition [...]
On May 17th, we had the honour to test-fly one of SCHROEDER fire balloons’ Mistral competition balloons! A wonderful two hour morning flight led us from Löchgau (north of Stuttgart) to Schellbronn (south of Pforzheim in the Black Forest) – and of course we did try out the ascending and descending capabilities of the little [...]
We’re finally back with our latest adventure in the skies of Southern Germany! :) From April 30th to May 4th, we spent four funny days at the village of Eglofs – and although the weather forecast wasn’t very promising, we even got to fly two times on Thursday and had a nice model balloon night [...]
During the last week of January, we spent a fabulous time in Kössen / Austria, where we took part in the “13th Kaiserwinkl Alpin Ballooning”, one of the biggest winter meetings in the Alps with over 50 balloon teams. Weather was not that good at first, but we braved the snowfall and took part in [...]
From January 10th to 14th, we visited the balloon meeting at Gosau / Dachstein (Austria) – for our 20th time in a row! :-) It was only appropriate to bring along our first model balloon envelope, which is exactly 20 years old by now, and to fly it in front of the impressive silhouette of [...]
Our second flight this year turned out to be quite a long distance flight again! Taking off near Seeg (Füssen area) with Thomas’ Kubicek eXtreme Racer, we made it to Kirchweidach southwest of Burgkirchen, less than ten kilometers west of the Austrian border. Within 3:40 hours of flight, we covered a distance of over 160 [...]
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.