If you don't really believe in it

In Bitterwasser the pan really has to sizzle in the heat, then long distance flights are the order of the day. On Saturday it was rather cool, "only" 35 degrees were announced and the clouds should be far to the east. The attitude of many pilots: We take it easy, start later, when the blue thermal also reaches high.

What potential the day then had, to the astonishment of the top pilots, only became apparent towards the end of the day. Guy Bechtold with Johannes Beier in the Arcus: "I didn't even had the thousand on my screen." Guy therefore pleaded self-ironically on the radio for the early home course: “Today I want to come home without an engine.” The day before, when the blue thermal conditions were significantly worse he had not succeeded. And then in the evening the computer showed how close the 1000 k was. About 16 kilometers were missing. The EB28 with Klaus Reinhold and Arne Röpling also lacked the small difference.
But the run along the lines was very nice. A good 200 kilometers could be flown at cutting speeds of over 165 kph. It doesn't hurt that much if there is no 1 in front on the distance counter at the end.

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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.