2014

SECOND FLIGHT IN JYVASKILA

Jun 29, 2014
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Last night we did a second flight in central Finland. It has been very different from the first one and again very interesting. We were fortunate to see the sun in the sunset and in the sunrise. The colours of the sky and in the lakes were wonderful and here are some pictures to show them. We recommend to go some time to fly in Finland as it is very special. Few power  lines, not much air traffic, big wilderness , and an amazing countriside. Don’t think all is the same because landscape varies quite  a lot and flights are challenging you to decide when and where to land.

Today was a little warmer and we were loaded heavier. We were carrying 230 Kg of gas and flying 3 persons heavier than the day before. Even that, we spent in the Aconcagua N-180 170 Kg. without inflation flying 8 hours and 7 minutes. That’s a different flying when you burn after more than one minute.

 

 

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Here finish our Finish Experience. Thank you to Markku Sippinen and all his team that made possible this amazing story. We will come back again to fly in this wonderful country.

 

 

AFTER A GOOD REST

Jun 28, 2014
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Flight has been wonderful. There was not much wind, so we did not a long distance, but 7:30 hours flying over Finland landscape is very special.

The balloon was flying light, so consumption was good. We spent including inflation, 140  Kg. of gas. We were 3 pax on board and with 200 Kg of gas, so for sure we could fly for another 3 hours. It has been a very nice experience. All “night” with daylight , even the sunset. After more than 20 km without a spot in the forest (we were not looking for it), we found a good one that you can see in a picture.

Now we had a good sleep. Still not sure we fly again tonight, but we are ready. Depends also on meteo forecast.

 

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FINLAND LONG ENDURANCE FLIGHT

Jun 27, 2014
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Long endurance flight in Finland. 2 balloons: Aconcagua and Meyer. It is 1 am and we can still enjoy daylight.