Final sprint: January Run

With 135 kph over 922 kilometers! This is yesterday's performance from Holger and Ilka Back. Their late visit to Namibia meets with cross-country weather in the last week of January, just as one would expect from Africa.

The gliders don’t have to go into the containers for return transport until the day after tomorrow. So two more days with good cloud thermals can be used in Bitterwasser. The weather forecast is excellent. Temperatures will be rising day by day – up to 38 degrees Celsius on Thursday. Advantage of this January thermal: from departure marked updrafts – with base heights in the afternoon at 4000 meters – set the course. Five Arcus teams are still enjoying it in Bitterwasser. But then it's over in Bitterwasser too. Under a great cloudy sky, the containers then go on their journey to Walvisbay for the sea voyage back to Europe, so that they arrive there in time for the new season.

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Bitterwasser orders PV plant and reduces its carbon footprint

Namibia obtains most of its electricity from South Africa. There, mainly hard coal power plants are in operation, because South Africa can extract hard coal in opencast mining.
Now the exhaust gases of the South African hard coal power plants are not as well cleaned as in Germany. Therefore it is important to do without this electricity.

The first gliders are loaded and on their way.

This year the gliders will be brought to Bitterwasser in two groups. At the moment no forwarder can guarantee when the containers will arrive. Therefore we have decided to send four containers a little earlier so that they will actually be in Bitterwasser on November 01 for the start of the season.