Afterburner

And again a thousand k day in Bitterwasser. Johannes Kammerer flies them non-stop with his Ventus 2cxM. Yesterday he immediately added another to his 25th jubilee 1000 k. A long line of convergence under a huge spreaded cloud helped to its success.

Fractocumuli at around 5000 meters MSL marked the updraft line. But only for those who reached it when it emerged. Those who came little bit later did not reach this afterburner for the quick day. Fast lines had already formed at noon from Bitterwasser to the southeast. For a 1000 k flight you shouldn’t get bogged down for too long on the way to the first clouds in the north. They weren't good for much.

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Gerhard Marzinzik has passed away

The Bitterwasser PTY with all its friends worldwide mourns the death of Gerhard Marzinzik and his young co-pilot, who died in an glider accident in the Alps in the Puster Valley on 12 April 2022.

After a long journey...

The line of trailers had long opened their mouths wide on Wednesday to finally accommodate the planes from Bitterwasser. But first, customs had to look inside the containers.