Am 07.10.09 um 1555 UTC ist nah neunmonatiger Ausbildungsfahrt Jan Pavel Hora sicher und gesund in Stuttgart gelandet. Bei der Landung hatte er 3270g Ballast an Bord.
Kara Ben Nemsi and Hadji Halef Olli are on its way back!!!!
Our crew arrived with the ferry yesterday from Barcelona.
After retrieving our balloon, we got Willis balloon and then had a couple of
drinks with the air traffic controller who was a big help to us during our
landing procedure. He got the situation right, that this is a "one and only
try" and cleared us from all traffic.
Even our youngest crew member Paul Gerhardt is helping preparing for inflation and launch. Todays briefing didn’t bring any new surprises. There is the possibility to try for Sardinia, then there is a possibility to ride the Mistral and shoot on the Mediterian Ocean, hoping that predictions are right and you will hit land after approx. 50 hours and then there is the possibility to fly further west for Montpelier, with the possibility that winds will die down totally back there and you will be stuck over southern France. It sure will be an interesting race with a brave hero as the winner.
The prognosed path doesn’t look much more favorable than the last days.
The green line would be a flight up at 4500 meters – unfortunately directly over the Mont Blanc – therefore not flyable.
The other lines are 1000 and 1500 meters – so deep sea.
Stay tuned to see the development and our decission.