Sky cinema

The sky over Namibia is not only spectacular from a glider. Many natural phenomena can also be seen from the ground.

Namibia has around 300 days of sunshine a year. And it rarely rains, especially in the Kalahari Desert. The rainy season only begins in January. And yet nature often shows its full force in the sky.
Quite apart from the breathtaking African sunsets, there is much more in the sky.

The vastness of the dry desert means that thunderstorm cells can be spotted early on. You can literally see the clouds gradually piling up. Rain showers resemble a veil falling from the clouds when they are still kilometers away.
And the sun often reflects an immeasurably large rainbow.

When the wind is dry, so-called dust devils can often be observed. The winds sweep through the Kalahari in various sizes and really stir up the sand.
However, sandstorms also blow through the desert in large quantities from time to time.

When the sun has disappeared behind the horizon, another beautiful side of nature is revealed. Not only can countless stars be seen in the night sky, but the dust of the Milky Way and individual planets can also be admired. As there are no disturbing lights in the middle of the Kalahri Desert, you can look into the vastness of space.

One thing is clear, the skies over Namibia have a lot more to offer besides gliding!



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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.