A 1000k to start with!

It was a test of patience until finally the overflight permit for Namibia was available on Thursday, November 4th 16:00 lok. Numerous guests already gathered their feet in Bitterwasser, excited about the first flights over Namibia.

Reinhard Schramme and Bernd Goretzki then went straight to the limit: at the end of the day, 1034 kilometers were on the counter of their EB28. Their flight took them first in blue thermals then under well-developed cloudy skies far to the northeast. And it went up high. Those who followed the first flights on the glidernet saw Bruno Gantenbrink in the late afternoon with his NimEta at 5700 meters MSL! Ten pilots and Arcus teams used this first opportunity in Bitterwasser for the excursion over the Kalahari.
Photo: In the OLC you can track the flights over time in the weather satellite images. Here is a shot in the early afternoon from the flight of the Schramme/Goretzki team.

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Just married in Bitterwasser

“No, that's not our honeymoon,” said the so obviously enamoured Christopher and Marie Rogos when they arrived at Bitterwasser. But just six weeks before their joint gliding vacation in Namibia they got married.

Willi is not that wild at all

Oops, a gazelle. At first glance, the new Bitterwasser guests are surprised when they see Willi in the lodge. Willi is a little springbok.