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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The rainy season is approaching

It's getting showery in southern Namibia. As the season progresses, the Inertropical Convergence Zone advances southward. In this air mass, showers and thunderstorms are now announced again and again.

Saturday is Braai day

This is already a tradition in Bitterwasser. There will be a barbecue on Saturday evening. Then Daniel, who has just stood in for chef Louis in the kitchen for two weeks, is the master at the fire.