Selecting of the Juniors for Flying with the Youngsters
It's still a while until the new Bitterwasser season. But if you want to be part of it, you have to decide quickly now. Only a few places are still available in the "Flying with the Youngsters" program.
In Germany, the gliding season has just begun. So thoughts of flying in Namibia may still be far away. But for a successful season in the southern hemisphere, you have to think far ahead and organize everything. In fact, everything is already in place for the service at the lodge: Michael Stoltze and Dirk Skura are in charge of the flight office. In the main time they experience still another support. And if something breaks down, Manfred Dieterle steps into action in the workshop. Many already know him from the previous season. In the kitchen, Louis is once again responsible for an outstanding menu. Corona should no longer be a factor at the beginning of November. Everyone in Germany and Europe should be vaccinated through by then. And the staff of the lodge will be too! Nothing then stands in the way of a carefree gliding vacation. Who the administrators Luzaan and Rodrik van Neel will welcome as guests has already been decided to a large extent. Most of the interested parties have already registered. The containers have been fully booked for weeks. And with the charter planes it is high time for a reservation, only few time windows are still open. For those with an interest in safaris: the giraffes and zebras have now been joined by a herd of impalas.
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.
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.