The Gordon Bennett Race for gas balloons is the oldest air race in the world. Held since 1906, it was then founded by newspaper proprietor James Gordon Bennett Junior. The rules are simple: Participation is open to hydrogen balloons with a volume of up to 1050 cubic meters (36750 cu ft), each country can send [...]
The recently launched movie Hotel Transylvania 3 has its own hot air balloon! Again, the project was initiated by Kubicek Balloons Deutschland, built by Kubicek Balloons in Brno, Czech Republic and has just completed its promotion tour around Italy. Here are some more pictures of “Dracula” flying over our beautiful region – enjoy! ;-) [...]
After hosting three perfectly organised competitions during the past years, the Ballonsportgruppe Horb am Neckar e.V. held the German National Championship this summer – and as expected, the event didn’t disappoint! =) Perfect weather, delicious food, a wonderful closing ceremony and last but not least, nice task settings on all of the competition flights, made [...]
After being offline last Thursday (holidays are even nice when you’re living a life of ballooning), here we go with our next post celebrating one of the greatest editions of the International Balloon Youth Camp of all times! Taking place in Landshut with 30 participants from 9 nations (even Japan!), it was an amazing week [...]
Having placed our marker quite well at the first “hare and hounds”, we were already prepared for something, but we didn’t quite expect what happened at the prize giving: Not only did we win the competition, the prize was also a big surprise! So we will spend the next balloon meetings emptying a 4.5 liter [...]
Another tradition an Szczecinek is the “Splash Or Grab” for the last flight on Sunday evening: The balloon teams have to seek a launch point for themselves and fly towards the lake to grab a flag placed on a floating platform. This year, we missed it for more than 200 meters… but we enjoyed the [...]
Sunday morning offered another beautiful flight above Szczecinek… and another competition! However, as we had already used our only marker the day before (a special Szczecinek rule), it was mere training for us to catch up with the fox – but we made it nevertheless :-) Thank you Aeronautic Team for giving us a ride [...]
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.