Don't be afraid of blue thermals

There are also weak days in Namibia. Those that are good for 500 k distances. The new year started with such conditions and blue thermals. The English guests who had just arrived did not let themselves be deterred, from home they are used to something completely different.

Dmytry Borovyk set off for a 500 FAI triangle with his Russian student pilot Ivan Savchenko on 1st January and once again made a ridge soaring passage – in the middle of the lunar landscape, around 200 km northwest of Bitterwasser. Dmytry: “As a flight instructor in Vinon, I'm used to that.” The photo shows the area in the northwest, which one would rather fly over at high altitude.
The American Jeffrey Banks knows difficult weather and terrain from Alaska. The ex airline captain indulges in gliding there in Palmer with a Silent Elektro. For performance-oriented flying, however, he has an ASH 31Mi stationed in California. Jeffrey is part of “Flying with the Youngsters” in Bitterwasser and is now being instructed in southern Africa by Simon Briel.
And we know it no different from the English in Bitterwasser, they haven't skipped a day during their traditional stays in January. Patrick Naegeli announced at the welcome that it should be the same this season.

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A new face in Bitterwasser.

Florian Stoyke is this year's support in the flight office. Together with Dirk Skura and Michael Stoltze he forms the team for the flight season 2022/23.

A normal Namibia flying day

Yesterday (15.11.) it was already clear at the briefing that we could fly four digits today. And that's what 23 crews did, in Bitterwasser 9, and they flew distances over 1000 km.