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FILZMOOS 2012 – A very snowy Austria

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

We had a very special ballooning week flying over the mountains in January.  Filzmoos is a small village about an hour from Salzburg in Austria.  Every year they hold the International Balloon Trophy and we have been attending for many years.

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Alpine Flying in Austria with our new Balloon

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

We have just spent a week flying in the Austrian Alps at the International Balloon Meet in Filzmoos.  This year was the 32nd year of the event and we first attended in 1996 and in recent years have made it an annual event.

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Cross Channel Challenge

Monday, October 25th, 2010

We have all been on standby since the 1st October to take part in a record attempt for 75 balloons to fly across the channel.  As yet the weather and wind direction have not been right.  We have had a couple of times when we thought it may happen but the weather patterns have been changing quite quickly.  We are on standby until the end of the month but at the moment the wind and weather doesn’t look like we will be going before the 31st.  We are hoping that the organisers will extend to period into November to enable the flight to go ahead.

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BALLOONING IN KENYA MARCH 2010

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

22nd March 2010 was a day that had to be marked by some ballooning as it was Sarah’s 40th Birthday!!  With the weather in the UK not being predictable at that time of year it meant we had to make it into an overseas balloon trip.  We visited Sunbird Lodge in Kenya which is run by Gunter and Othmar – two Austrian balloonists. 

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