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 [...]
We’re slowly running out of superlatives to describe our magical flights here! This morning, we got up really early and met at the launch site at 6 o’clock for a sunrise flight. It’s hard to describe the atmospheric morning mood that awaited us at 2000 meters with no poet at hand… ;-) …and even the [...]
Our seventh flight at Kirchberg was no less amazing than the ones before! Expecting winds from south-westerly directions, we took off from Westendorf to do a fly in to Kirchberg again – soon discovering that winds were coming from north-west rather than south-west. They took us right over the Alpenrose, into the mountains… what to [...]
Tuesday morning brought yet another competition flight with a fly in to Kirchberg – and although we fought our way from Westendorf to Kirchberg for almost two hours, we didn’t quite make it to the target. Well, one can always say it was the winds… but the last picture clearly shows three reasons why the [...]
We didn’t really expect that we could top our flight from this morning, but with the same windspeed and direction prevailing, we just decided to do it again and cross the mountains from Söll to Kirchberg. This time, it was a free flight and we didn’t have to concentrate on competition, so we could really [...]
This morning, competition chief Thomas gave us the task to do a fly in from Söll, located in the next valley to the north, to Kirchberg. We didn’t score quite that good at the target, but as we had no retrieve, it was even more important for us to land somewhere near to where our [...]
Sunday evening at Kirchberg was just awesome! As it was a free flight tonight, we set ourselves the goal to fly in to the Kirchberg launch site again – and made it again! =) After that, we were in for a wonderful sunset, a spectacular night glow and some pretty nice fireworks :) Now time [...]
Today’s morning flight marked the start of the competition at Kirchberg – and we managed the fly in from Westendorf to Kirchberg so well that we scored 1000 points! :-) Obviously, not only we were having fun with the balloons, but the cows on the ground as well… ;-) [...]
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.