For as long as we can remember, stormy weather has been an integral part of the Mondial Air Balloons. All the more amazing it was for us that the Sunday evening flight could in fact take place, after our awning had only just survived the afternoon. So we enjoyed a short evening hop from Chambley [...]
The first flight at this year’s Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons was quite an exciting one: Winds at the ground were quite strong, but predicted to go down as sunset approached – the only question was would they decrease early enough to still have some time to fly before sunset. We accurately monitored the development, [...]
It was on the 21st of July in 2013, ten years ago on this very day, when we officially launched our new website “alifeofballooning.com” with its first post. Back then, we had set it up as a kind of blog, where we wanted to share some pictures from our experiences at Europe’s biggest balloon festival, [...]
Last weekend we spent at Heidenheim at the annual balloon meeting of the Ballonsportclub Hellenstein e.V. :-) As the weather predictions for Saturday evening and Sunday morning were not that favourable, we decided to set up a rather spontaneous flight on Friday evening, which proved to be really nice! The second flight on Saturday morning [...]
After we had had a lot of rain in springtime in our home region, we were thrilled to fly there again – our last flight there dated back to February! So, we had the time, the balloon and the weather… but no retrieve! What to do? Luckily, the cool morning drainage flow from the mountains [...]
For the first time in four years, we had a successful Whitsun Youth Camp with the Ballonsportgruppe Stuttgart e.V. again! The last one had been in 2019 at Seeg, Allgäu, while the ones in 2020 and 2021 had to be cancelled. In 2022, the camp was held but no flights were possible due to bad [...]
For our third time already, we travelled to the Majova Fiesta balloon meeting at Slapy on the Vltava river, just south of Prague, in Czech Republic. Weather was nice, and so we could fly three times, with funny and challenging competition tasks, and a lot of friends involved. Surely not our last time there! :-) [...]
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.