Flying in Switzerland

Last updated 1/28/2015

2007 Switzerland Hot Air Balloon Festival

March 2007

Saturday Mar 24 PM
2 Balloons

Sunday Mar 25 AM
Above The Clouds

The Alps from above the clouds in a balloon!

Photo by Jon Radowski

Back down below the clouds, exact same valley as Saturday's flight

Sunday Mar 25 PM
3 Balloons

Castle Trachselwald
County Government Offices
(Picture taken as we flew by)

Monday Mar 26 AM
4 Balloons
Flying in the 'gorge' closer to the Alps

Photo by Jon Radowski

Monday Mar 26 PM
~40 balloons
First flight of the festival

View of the Alps from above the haze level (aprox 6500 ft)

Tuesday Mar 27 AM
~30 balloons
Nice flight, hazy morning, not many pictures

Tuesday Mar 27 PM
Nice evening

The Jaegermeister Balloon

Wednesaday Mar 28 AM
Nice morning flight

Jon Radowski in Jack Klein's balloon ALASKA
Wednesday's Competition
2nd Place Jon Radowski
6th Place Uli Krahenbuhl

Wednesday Mar 28 PM
Thunderstorms in the forecast, clouds building, flight canceled
EIGHT flights in a row! Not bad for a balloon vaction in Switzerland!

Thursday Mar 29 AM
Nice morning flight
Started to sprinkle at the end of packup

Thursday's Competion
4th Place Keith Sproul
6th Place Nick Blaser
8th Place Jon Radowski
11th Place Uli Krahenbuhl

Jon Radowski got to fly a brand new balloon

Photo by Jon Radowski

Thursday Mar 29 PM
Rained out, Thunderstorms in the distance, sprinkles at launch site

Friday Mar 30 AM & PM
Canceled, bad forecast, we get to sleep late

Saturday Mar 31 AM
Snowed last night, beautiful morning, VERY slow
Finally got to fly the Blue/White Tetrahedron

Balloon Prints in the Snow: Note 4th from bottom is triangle shaped

Clouds in the valley

Saturday Mar 31 PM
A few balloons flew, most did not, too windy

Sunday Apr 1 AM
Beautiful Morning
A little hazy

Sunday Apr 1 PM
One last flight
A little windy, then very variable winds at landing
Pictures by Jon Radowski

"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been and there you will long to return."

- Leonardo da Vinci

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."
- Anonymous

Keith Sproul's Festival History

Pandy Hot Air Balloon
Tetrahedron Hot Air Balloon
Birthday Cake Hot Air Balloon
Pig Headed Hot Air Balloon
Fred B Rabbit Hot Air Balloon

Meteor Crater Flight
Letchworth State Park, NY Gorge Flights
Shooting the Delaware Water Gap PA/NJ
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Amarillo, TX Balloon Flight
Red Rock Balloon Festival, Gallup, NM
2007 Switzerland Balloon Festival
Dawn Patrol Flights

Chariot Balloons
Balloon Flights in 3D
Balloon Parachute Artwork
Balloon Pictures from the Bottom
Red, White & Blue Balloons
Arrow Design Balloons
Aerostar Aurora Balloons
Parachute Drop Pictures
List of University Balloons

Sears Online Coupon

Created 3/22/2007
Modified 1/28/2015
Copyright Keith Sproul