Aug 30

Pictures from Matthias

 Just got new pictures. Both are doing well and checking wind speeds on the ground. They also „parking“ right now at the Müritz See to wait and see what the other teams are planning! Poland is still the target! They still have plenty of ballast to fly until Monday evening! The race decision is postponed to Monday! 

Wilhelm and Matthias just phoned me and both send greetings to everybody following the race!

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Aug 30

Briefing mit Germany 1

Mit der aufgehenden Sonne sind auch wieder zwei Gewittercluster heran gezogen. Wilhelm und Matthias haben die Zellen quasi abgehangen, ausführlich mit Benni im Hauptquartier gesprochen und nun die Taktik für die nächsten 24 Stunden besprochen. Wetterbedingt kann eine Änderung oder Landung immer möglich sein.  

Der Ballast reicht aktuell bis Montagabend.

Die Ausgangslage ist bis jetzt sehr gut. Laut den Vorhersagen kommt man nur sehr schwer weiter nach Norden. 

Stay tuned! 

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Aug 29

Trouble in the night…

… The same thunderstorm system which is responsible for the landing of Ger 2, Fra 1 and Fra 2 makes now trouble for us. Its moving too much east which was not predicted. The HQ is aware of this and the chase crew is ready to leave.

It seems to be that the system is not developing anymore and moving more to the north! 

Welcome at the hardest and toughest balloonrace of the world!

Stay tuned!

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Aug 29

We just arrive in the command center of Germany 1, Belgium 1 and 2!

After 1150 km and 15 hours driving we arrived in our command center. In total nine experienced pilots, meteo experts, gasballoon experts and crew working for the three teams! 

Thanks to Kris Houtmeyer from Step in Ballooning for this perfect working place!

We keep you updated!

 Stay tuned!

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