Higher and further

The thermals of the last few days are promising! This is also reflected in the Bitterwasser flights.

Early take-offs and late landings have been the order of the day over the last few days! And not for nothing - one thousand after the other was flown.

Right at the forefront: the team of Guy Bechthold and Frerk Frommholz. Both top pilots who have been flying one thousand after the next here in Bitterwasser since their arrival in the Arcus M.

For Guy Bechthold, this is almost a habit. He already has a total of 366 flights in his logbook that exceed 1000 km.
He is particularly proud of his 1200 km diploma, which he completed here in Bitterwasser.

Frerk has also been coming to Bitterwasser for years to show off his outstanding gliding skills. And every year he flies distances of around 1000!

As a team, the two of them sometimes achieve speeds of up to 147 km/h during the flight. They are often not to be seen from breakfast until sunset in Bitterwasser, but only on the radar on the hunt for thermals.

Go back

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.