Distance despite blue thermals!

A rather blue day... that was the forecast for the last few days at the morning briefing. But no one let that bother them.

Despite everything, there were already around 12 gliders at the start on December 12th and 13th between 9:00 and 10:00 am, waiting for clearance from Michael Stolze in the flight office.
The temperatures promised a good blue thermal.
Behind Gobabis the clouds were already waiting with a base of 4500 meters.

And already yesterday, many gliders made it over the 600 kilometer mark, two teams with Jan Knischewski and Guy Bechtold and Björn Gintzel and Uwe Wendt even cracked the 900 km mark. Together with Patrick Benoist, they flew as companions far north to beyond Windhoek and arrived safely back in blue Bitterwasser after a flight of around 8 hours.

So the blue days also showed their best side. But the forecast for the end of the week is promising. The clouds are slowly approaching the Bitterwasser pan again and promise good thermals.

Go back

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.