thank you

gordon bennett race 2017, team


to the best team, we can imagine:


for his fab meteorologic advice like always, the briefings in the spanish chalet & at the field and the perfect tactic, the 24/3 availability for us prior and during the race,

ben and matthias for their help at the launch field and around-the-clock via whatsapp from the command centre,

and thomas for his atc-connection and the right hint with frequencies at the right time ūüėČ

… we always felt safe during this flight. you are heroes!

katja and charly, who helped us with filling the sandbags, rigging and watching the balloon after inflation, for retrieving us from the polish/ kaliningrad border (the car drove almost 5.200km!) and spending their time with us.

anulfo & angel (esp 01) and cheri & mark (usa 02) who shared their thoughts, tactics, windspeed- and driftreadings with us. thank you friends!

and all the family, himkes ‘homies’ aus (ost-)friesland, our dear friends from croatia, the united kingdom, france, estonia and germany who cheered us on and believed in us and

all the people who gave us support in so many ways.


we had an unforgettable time. 

gordon bennett race 2015, team

thank you.

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 ūüėČ 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. 

gordon bennett race 2014, team

thank you!

we are back home.
a great adventure comes to an end.

our very special thanks goes to

mike¬†for his accurate¬†atc-preparation¬†and excellent (pre-) flight-coordination in months, weeks and days before the race, his great support during our flights, the endless weather information, his 24/7 availability, …¬†we felt safe every moment of our flights.

marie-luise and heinz, who helped us at the launch field, chased us way down to corsica, organized ferries and logistics, found the best streets for us. they drove almost 4.500km, spent days and nights in our car, they accompanied us during our first gordon bennett race from the beginning to the end.

alfred, alfons, ben and david, my ‘buddies’ from the fsv m√ľnster, who gave a helping hand during and after the inflation in vichy.

tomas, irene and peter for helpful weather information during the race.

katja, who found and booked cosy hotels and nice places for us to stay while our journey through southern europe.

marietta and paul for our warm welcome home and

all the family, friends and people who gave us support in several ways.

we had a great time. danke.

gas balloon, qualification flights

kossow / germany.

qualification flight 2013: distance (644,8 km).
30.12.2013 · 11:08 utc · burgkirchen · germany
31.12.2013 · 15:00 utc · kossow · se rostock · germany

all & nothing, gas balloon

training camp bitterfeld / germany.

‘one sack out’ ¬†ūüėĬ†
07.08.2010 to¬†23.08.2010¬†¬∑ bitterfelder verein f√ľr luftfahrt in bitterfeld¬†¬∑ germany
with tomas, bepperl, chris, anulfo, matt, ben, olli, their families and friends.

thanks a lot 

to tomas und bepperl for teaching us,
to the fsv¬†m√ľnster und m√ľnsterland e.v. for ‘our’ balloon d-owml,
to alfons for doing all the paper works previously and
to all the kind members of the bitterfelder verein f√ľr luftfahrt e.v.,
who helped and supported us whenever it was possible.

it was a great time.

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