Sonntag, 30. Mai 2010

In the Spirit of Winnie the Pooh....Jonathan Trappe

"What do you want a balloon for?" you said.
        Winnie-the-Pooh looked round to  see  that  nobody  was
listening, put his paw to his mouth, and said in a deep
whisper: "Honey!"

"But you don't get honey with balloons!"

"I do," said Pooh.
"Flying a gas balloon is unlike any other experience. There is no sound. No propellers, no jet engines. No burner, no heart-thumping rotors of a helicopter. Not even the wind that gliders experience. This is true, silent flight.

For a child, a cluster balloon flight embodies all the magic in the world. In an adult’s eyes, a cluster balloon launch reminds of a dream so many of us once had, but has grown quiet.

When you launch a balloon, part of the wonder is that you do not know where you will land. You are carried with the wind, towards destinations unknown. It is a wonderful adventure, and it is the most pure form of flight."

Jonathan Trappe

- The man who crossed two days ago the Channel by 55 toy balloons...-

Note: It has not been reported if Jonathan Trappe got what Pooh was looking for...My guess is that more balloon flights will follow...))

-Sources: Jonathan Trappe's website Cluster Balloon , flight reports here

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-Ein kleines Video findet sich hier & Winnie the Pooh

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