It's raining thousands!

A North German proverb says quite simply: after the rain comes the sun. In Bitterwasser it was more like: after the rain comes the thermals.

What makes nature in Namibia so happy is not so pleasant for gliders. Bitterwasser lay under clouds for a whole day, with regular thunderstorms and rain showers. But the bad weather was to pay off. After a day to gather strength and rest, we got back to flying.

The result was impressive! A total of 9 gliders managed to fly over the 1000 kilometer mark on 25 November 2023.

Right at the front: young talent Eric Schneider and gliding legend Guy Bechthold. With 1210 kilometers covered, the two returned to Bitterwasser shortly before sunset.

And that's not all! Another 3 gliders covered more than 900 km and in some cases even came close to 1000.

So even a rainy day can be a good thing!

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.