Austrian Alps Ballooning


In January, 2012, Sean and Denise Quigley had the privilege of attending the "Kaiserwinkl Alpin Balloon Week" held in Kossen, Austria. They were invited as guests of well known Swiss pilot Jakob Burkard. 40 balloons launching all week long in the Tirol region! Several days of heavy snow kept the balloons grounded but Sean was able to get in two incredible flights over the Wilder Kaiser (Wild Emperor) mountain range which extends 12,000 feet into the blue Austrian sky. Clearing the mountains by 1,000 feet, the scenery was second to none!