Balloon Flight Detail:

MONDAY : IT HAS BEEN WORTH TO WAIT

MONDAY : IT HAS BEEN WORTH TO WAIT

Jan 16, 2012

After 2 days waiting for good weather, finally it arrived. It is worth to wait.
After a short briefing thanking for the night glow and telling us the wind forecast for today, we went to the field to prepare the balloon.
It has not been easy as we were at -18 ºC. The hoses difficult to bend, but all was working without problem.


Take off at 10:10 and landing at 14:15. A long flight with avery different scenary. Lots of snow nearby Filzmoos, as it has been snowing a lot the last week. So a wondereful landscape where you do not get tired to look at.


Heading SSE, we crossed the border of Italy and finally landed near Cisterna  at about 20 Km West of Udine.


This time we shared the flight with 2 balloonists from USA Henry and George. So we flew 5 people in total.

Gas on board was 2×40+2×30+1×20 = 160 Kg. and in the 5 hours we spent less than 100 Kg, which is really good. This do not include the inflation as we used the same 30 Kg tank we had for the night glow.


Another terrific flight that make us  think we are privileged persons we can do it as balloonists. Speed again was around 50 km/h which for me is the best to fly in the Alps to have enough time to look at the landscape.

 

 

 


Comments:

  1. Molt maques les fotos!

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