The 24-Stunden Voll-Gas of the Ballonsportgruppe Rapperswil was a great success ... although the promised weather improvements came later than expected. Our Swiss Meteo, Daniel Gerstgrasser, compared the different surveys and could inform us correctly during the meteo briefing. At that moment it was still raining, but 3 hours later it finally got better. Yet the night flights had to be shifted to the morning hours.
At 6:00h the first 3 balloons took off under a grey sky. But soon the blue spots became more dominant and the sun could send down its first rays.
All the balloons flew south-west, in the direction of Bazel, at a speed of 15 km/hr.
In the afternoon the wind turned a bit to the north-east. Some of the teams taking off by then decided to make a flight over the Jura Mountains to France.
We say 'Thank You' to all the pilots present at the event, also because they never lost their patience... The spectators could enjoy the sight of the balloons till 13:30h.
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