Another day with Aros
This day was spent at Aros parachute club in Västerås for an exciting event. We were going to arrange parachute jumps from a hot air balloon. So off we went to Aros in Västerås with a big hot air balloon and meet up with some super exited skydivers. After some preparation and planning we went off to the starting point.
Canon 5D, 24-50 f/2.9L
This kitchen at the club looked like it was in need of some love and care, or at least a sign saying “Your mother doesn’t live here. Clean up by yourself!”
The balloon is starting to come in to shape. This is taken from inside of the balloon before we start filling it with hot air. To start with you only use two big fans, just to get the initial shape up…
…then comes the heat and there is a lot of it!
This is right after takeoff and the ground getting smaller quite fast!
The first brave make his final preparation before taking a leap of faith.
Then there was a wing suite jumper to dive outside of the balloon basket!
The sun started to set over the beautiful landscape as jumpers left the balloon.
This is what it looked like below the balloon. 1000 meters up in the air doesn’t give you much time to correct any errors on the way down…
Can you spot the two skydivers in the air?
Flying in over the city of Västerås. We had a really lovely flight and our three passengers that didn´t jump (they weren’t supposed to do that either) enjoyed it a lot!
This is the not so fun part of flying balloon… waiting outside for the transport to arrive surrounded by millions of mosquitoes…
But flying hot air balloon is worth it!