WEDNESDAY: A VERY QUIET LONG FLIGHT OVER THE ALPS

WEDNESDAY: A VERY QUIET LONG FLIGHT OVER THE ALPS

Jan 18, 2012

Weather forecast at the briefing has given good weather for today. Heading south East in lower altitudes and going South when climbing.
The temperature today at the launch field was relatively comfortable at -8 ºC. So we could prepare well the equipment.


So we started the flight not climbing much to get a more southeastern direction.

The flight in this are has been wonderful as we could approach very much the crests because it was not too windy at this altitude.

 

After we have climbed to head south and cross the big valley of Villach. That is a nice valley with several lakes that keep you looking the scenary.


When approaching the border of Slovenia, we had in front a nice sharp mountain thata again we could approach relatively low to have a different view that was incredibly spectacular.


We have been authorized to pass the airport of Ljubljana and the town itself heading south and approaching the border of Croatia.

We finally landed in a very nice valley where the peasants came to see  curious.

Today we have been 4 persons on board with 2×40+3×30+1×20 = 190 Kg of gas. We have been flying for 5 hours and 12 minutes spending including inflation 115 Kg. This gives again a consumption of 20 Kg/h which allowed us still to fly for 4 hours more . This balloon gives a comfortability to be sure that the gas will not be a problem that we think we can enjoy better the flight.


Anoyher exceptional flight from Filzmoos that all on board will never  forget.


Comments:

  1. What a dream flight. I would love to do this sometime and in the excellent balloon. What a fantastic performance of the balloon. I burned 80 litres in 16 minutes in a 300 last week. Ciao

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