May 14, 2021

2021 Shines Brighter

Five months have passed quickly and now it is May in Australia. Autumn colours abound, the nights are getting colder with winter months looming. Still restricted […]
February 24, 2020

2021 Hydrogen Balloon Race in Australia

An opportunity exists to organise an Inaugural International Aviation Event in Australia. Hydrogen filled balloons carrying sand bags for ballast offer an excellent opportunity to promote […]
September 9, 2019

May June July August

No photos posted as promised in my previous blog. Life sent me a challenge instead. Or I created it. Running down steps in my Ugg boots […]
October 10, 2018

Post Gordon Bennett Flight

It is now one week since team Australia landed D-OWML in a vineyard to end their Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race due to lack of ballast […]
September 27, 2018

D-Day minus 1

Team Australia has come together in Bern – We had our first team briefing in my hotel room last night supported by a few celebratory drinks […]
September 25, 2018

Our Important Met Support

At the heart of a Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Team is their meteorologist. He/she will be immersed in weather patterns long before the official launch occurs. […]
September 21, 2018

Gas Ballooning Adventures

During our first nine days in Germany we have been involved with four gas balloon flights – either with assisting with inflation and launch or flying […]
September 19, 2018

First Practice Flight Done

2am 16 September: Team AUS 1 along with Wilhelm Eimers lifted off from the Gladbeck Gas Balloon Launch Site with the Russian Gordon Bennett team of […]
September 6, 2018

The Generosity of German Pilots

Below is another photo of our gas balloon D-OWML (Oscar Whiskey Mike Lima) Hello to our new German friends – Alfons Volker and his son Ben […]