Behind the scenes

In Namibia, the bases are often very high, making flying without oxygen unthinkable.

Pirmin Sensing prepares the oxygen bottles in the morning and evening so that everyone can take off on time.

After the really good thermal days, the shelf of empty oxygen bottles is full to the top.
The oxygen transfer pump is then working at full capacity. Pirmin can fill 5 cylinders with oxygen at the same time.
The O2 flows from 4 large storage cylinders into the small cylinders. The pump ensures that there is 200 bar in each bottle at the end.

This means that a long distance can be covered at lofty heights.

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We mourn the loss of Dieter Schwenk

As a member of the Bitterwasser Board of Directors and CFI of the Soaring Society of Namibia, Dieter has rendered outstanding services to gliding in Namibia.

Sitting at his favorite spot in Bitterwasser, he has left us forever.

We will not forget him.

Season final

The season in Bitterwasser is slowly drawing to a close.
One by one, the gliders are being loaded into the containers. And still some teams fly over 1000 kilometers every day.