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. great job! see pictures of the award ceremony and of all other great fai gordon bennett 2015 moments here. next years
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
the event organiser has published the results for the 59th coupe aéronautique gordon bennett:
strange: we wrote the ballonmail at home this time. 🙂
at the end of an amazing flight from pau, … out to the bay of biscay, back above dry land, crossing france, entering germany, through various airspaces with friendly air traffic controllers, loads of sun and fresh air, heat and frost, seeing the biggest thunderstorm ever in our lifes, we landed gently after a quick
the whole night through we monitored the heavy thunderstorms in the west / northwest of us. we were able to photograph them with our iphones even they were some hundred kilometres away. frightening!