how is life onboard of a gas balloon during a gordon bennett race?
enjoy the view through the eyes of the pilots:
pics: pilots for the fai flickr album.
thank you for sharing.
to kurt & pascal (sui 1) for winning this years coupe aéronautique gordon bennett!
compliments to wilhelm & matthias (ger 1) for finishing second and nicolas & laurent (sui 2) for the third place.
see pictures of the award ceremony and of all other
great fai gordon bennett 2015 moments here.
next years fai world long distance gas balloon championship will take place in gladbeck / germany.
a big thank you especially to:
mike for his atc-preparation and excellent (pre-) flight-coordination before the race, his great support while we were aloft and the weather information,
tomas for his fabulous meteorologic advice and the perfect tactics for us prior and during the race,
and both of them for the 24/7 availability … we felt safe every second of our flight.
katja and charly, who helped us with a delicious catering, moving tons of sand, watching the balloon after inflation for hours, helping with styling-tips 😉 before the opening ceremony, they chased us from southwest france to the middle of germany: they drove almost 4.000km and spent days and nights in the car. thank you so much for the enjoyable time together,
team austria I, who gave their helping hands prior to our launch in pau. (we are very sorry, that you were not able to fly! your help was much appreciated.)
and all the family, friends and people who gave us support in several ways.
we had a wonderful time.
strange: we wrote the ballonmail at home this time. 🙂