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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1400 Kilometres for Christmas

Flying 1000 kilometres on Christmas is a great gift for any pilot. Four pilots fulfilled this wish with over 1100 kilometres on a day with unexpected possibilities. Simon Schröder and Max Schäfer flew a whole 1400 kilometres with the EB28 on Christmas Eve. In the following, they report on their flight.

The Line-Boys of the 2022/23 Season

Our Line-Boys are doing a valuable job again this year.
During the season, when there is always a lot of activity, the experienced Line-
Boys (easily recognisable by their red clothing) contribute to smooth flight
operations.