Freitag, September 16, 2011

Balloon packed and sitting with our local helper in the pub already

Good landing at Bacau

Very nice people welcomed us and helped us pack up the balloon.

Super Chase Crew

Petra and Andreas are already past Clausenburg / Cluj.
That's an achievment! They left yesterday evening Stuttgart.

Sunrise over Romania

Still being in charge and Volker is having a good night sleep.

Wild Carpat Mountains

Preparing for landing

The night over the Carpats

Now over Klausenburg heading East. Tomas had the first sleeping shift, now Volker takes over the "snorring with the wolfes".

Into the next night

Expecting to fly into Romania and there over th Carpat Mountains

Donnerstag, September 15, 2011

And now over the third European Capitol

Also here great teamwork with Budapest air traffic control.

Flying over Slovakia into Hungary

Crossing the Danube

And flying past Bratislava

There we also found very nice controllers that were very interested into gas ballooning and new about the Gordon Bennett races.

Flying past Vienna

Due to the help if our friend Michael Reichert, Vienna control welcomed us with wide open arms. We went a little lower to get more to the south in order to avoid the Ukraine.

Mittwoch, September 14, 2011

Impressions after take-off

Took off at 1737 heading towards Aalen

Before our trip to go east

Thank you to all making this possible especially Pavla. :*