FAI ∙ ‘high fliers’

track animation gordon bennett 2016

by marc andré.

balloonmail … from france.

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video of the launch

skip to 1:03:00

19 days until take·off …

60th coupe aéronautique gordon bennett
fai world long distance gas balloon championship
gladbeck · germany
september 15 – 24, 2016

and these pilots are getting ready for the race:

this list of competitors will be confirmed during the roll-call at the general briefing, 15th sept 2016.
(source: gordonbennett.aero)

with two gas balloons.
07.08.2016 · 02:20 utc · duesseldorf – eller · germany.
07.08.2016 · 06:50 utc · vosswinkel / sauerland · germany.

with heinz · andreas · dominik & himke / d-oenh
and volker kuinke with friends / d-ownt.

big fun!

a beautyful winterflight …

with friends on a cold and sunny day.
09.01.2016 · 07:14 utc · gladbeck · germany.
09.01.2016 · 14:53 utc · hackemühle / district cuxhaven · germany.

with volker · dominik & miriam · dominik & himke.

pics: jan czonstke / himke.

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the bundeskommission freiballon im daec nominated us for the
60th coupe aéronautique gordon bennett 2016
in gladbeck / germany.

thank you.
we are happy!

this moment, when you realize that you and three of your friends may be the only ones in the whole world who watch the bloodmoon / the total lunar eclipse / the harvest moon from out of a gas balloon basket.

bliss.

the ‘special-moon-flight’ 2015.
28.09.2015 · 02:40 utc · gladbeck · germany
28.09.2015 · 06:55 utc · sint-huibrechts-lille · belgium

with chris almodt · christian meesters · dominik haggeney & himke hilbert.

article in the german ballonsportmagazin january / february 2016:

pics: himke & dominik.
article: christian.

2015 america’s challenge.

update: unfortunately cancelled due to bad weather conditions.


a new great adventure in gas ballooning will start next weekend:

the 20th america’s challenge gas balloon race 2015

we ‘follow’ our friends from here and wish them the best of luck.
enjoy your flights and fingers crossed for a safe landing!
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