The desert takes off

At 5700 meters MSL, the first warnings sounded in the computer yesterday. The vario was at the stop and the cloud base was far from being reached, but the cover of the glider flying area of Namibia at flight level 195 was approaching very quickly.

On Christmas Day Namibia offered a dream sky with the high clouds that were also arranged in lines over stretches – but unfortunately only in the afternoon. It took patience until the Kalahari had heated up for these high-reaching thermals. Those who started early were forced to struggle in rough lifts under the blue sky, which at first did not reach higher than 1000 meters above ground. After the heat treatment at almost 35 degrees Celsius in the basement, you could freeze in the cloud shade when the outside temperature was well below zero.

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Gerhard Marzinzik has passed away

The Bitterwasser PTY with all its friends worldwide mourns the death of Gerhard Marzinzik and his young co-pilot, who died in an glider accident in the Alps in the Puster Valley on 12 April 2022.

After a long journey...

The line of trailers had long opened their mouths wide on Wednesday to finally accommodate the planes from Bitterwasser. But first, customs had to look inside the containers.