The rainy season is approaching

It's getting showery in southern Namibia. As the season progresses, the Inertropical Convergence Zone advances southward. In this air mass, showers and thunderstorms are now announced again and again.

Although the cumuli are now showing up early over Bitterwasser and the base heights level off at 1700 meters above ground from midday – at least around 3000 meters MSL – the routes are modest compared to the main season. Who likes unpleasant surprises that block the way back in the form of showers? It's better not to go too far. So prepare for future good Central European gliding conditions. Today at least four tireless teams could be observed in the OGN.

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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.