Great record despite Corona

The pandemic did not leave Bitterwasser untouched this season either. There were cancellations, and the temporary classification of Namibia as a virus variant area in turn was not conducive. But: 112 pilots have enjoyed gliding here in good health and not so unsuccessfully: In the worldwide ranking of the online contest, Bitterwasser is currently at the top of the list.

In total 550,815 kilometers have come together in the OLC-Plus. With the exception of the short 2020/21 season, the previous years were not surpassed, but at least the connection was made. The pilots from Bitterwasser have broken the 1000 k mark 179 times in their total of 853 flights, 46 times they have come over 1100 kilometers and 17 times over 1200 kilometers. Most of these "1000 plus" are attributed to Guy Bechtold (13) and Reinhard Schramme (13).
However, Elmar Fischer and his various co-pilots set their own record. From the beginning to the end of the season, Elmar completed the most flights (40) and thus collected the most flying hours (225:53 h) and the most kilometers (26,485.62 km). But there are other evaluation criteria: Reinhard Schramme completed the fastest flight of the season with 168.35 kph. Wilfried Großkinsky finished second with 160.83 kph.

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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.