Parmigiani Fleurier presents the 35th International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Château-d'Oex
The 35th International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Château-d'Oex will go on from January 26 to February 3, 2013. Since 2005, Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to be associated with this unique event that takes place in the magnificent setting of the "Pays d'Enhaut" with the snowy Alps as a backdrop to the colorful and multishaped balloons.
Nearly 80 pilots from 15 countries are present for this anniversary edition that is expected to attract over 60,000 spectators.
Parmigiani Fleurier participates in competitions and exhibitions with its own hot air balloon piloted by Swiss François Chappuis. Experiencing the magic of the aerostatic adventure with it’s clients and guests from around the world is a unique pleasure that the brand is pleased to renew each year.
Flight in a hot air balloon is a magical experience providing incomparable sensations. The envelope rises majestically in absolute silence punctuated by the ignition of the gas burners used to control altitude.
During the ascent the landscape takes shape differently and reveals multiple perspectives: first the trees and houses, then the valleys and finally the entire Alps draw the eye.
Flying a hot air balloon all about dealing with natural elements as wind and temperature differences will determine the actual direction and speed.
If the point and time of departure are well known one can only guess where and when the balloon will land.
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