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 first flights of the new year have been made! We did our first one on January 6th, with three young trainee pilots, from Niedersonthofen to the “Holy Mountain”, as the Bavarians call the hills of the Monastery of Andechs, between Lake Ammersee and Lake Starnberg ;-) While chasing during the first leg, we met [...]
And because we do, we met last Saturday at Seeg again for yet another long winter flight! Weather was beautiful, winds were strong and so we followed once more the track we already knew: Over Lake Staffelsee, Penzberg and Bad Tölz to the surroundings of Lake Tegernsee, where we decided to land after 3:20 h [...]
Less than a week after our flight from Seeg to Rosenheim, we met at Eglofs (between Wangen and Isny) with some fellow balloonists, and it turned out that we had a similar wind situation as the Saturday before. And again, the race was on! :-) Within three hours and fourty minutes of flight, we made [...]
It is October, and many balloonists are talking about the end of the season. Well, not us, that’s for sure! :-D On Saturday, October 26th, weather was just perfect for a long distance flight along the Alps: Calm on the ground and speedy winds at altitude. So, we met at Seeg (near Füssen) with our [...]
With a nice ‘survivor’s dinner’ and awards ceremony on Friday evening, our fantastic week at Kirchberg finally came to an end. And we only missed the podium by a few points! :-) Back home now, we’re still dreaming about our wonderful flights… and the impressions from this awesome week will surely stay with us forever. [...]
No weather for flying? No problem! There are many other things to do at Kirchberg! :-) So, we did a nice little hiking tour up the Gaisberg, and as you can see on the photos, the views we had were no less magical than the ones we had the days before! Finally, we ended up [...]
Our ninth consecutive flight brought a bit of true adventure! As some kind of special competition, a hare and hounds was called out, and the hounds were allowed to hot inflate right after the hare had taken off. Luckily, we were quick enough and did just that, for right after our takeoff, the wind turned [...]
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.