Heading into the wind

Bitterwasser is lucky enough to always take off and land against the wind due to the large pan.

The pan has a diameter of 3 kilometers and is therefore very pleasant for take-offs and landings. Instead of runways, the pan contains 8 different landing directions. This means you can always align the glider perfectly with the wind.

And even if the pan is wet, there are 2 alternative runways at the hangar.

This means that there are no complications even in the evening when there is a lot of landing activity, and a regulated take-off procedure is also ensured in the morning.

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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.