World champions meeting in Bitterwasser

At the end of November, two world gliding champions chose Bitterwasser as the starting point for their big flights: Bruno Gantenbrink with his NimEta “YY” and Simon Schröder with the Ventus 3M “4i” sponsored from Wilfried Großkinsky.

Simon Schröder is currently twice the title holder. In 2019 he won the Junior World Championship in the standard class in Szeged, Hungary, and this year the general World Championship in the standard class in Montlucon, France. The great success of Bruno Gantenbrink is a little further back. He won the title in 1989 in Wiener Neustadt in the racing class. Before that, he was twice vice world champion.
For Simon Schröder it is the third visit of the Nambian gliding center. In 2016, he completed the dream distance in Wilfried Großkinsky's 1000 km training camp and then flew it in Germany from Bad Wörishofen. And this time on November 29th it was almost 1250 kilometers at 143 kph. Bruno Gantenbrink collected a good 100 glider flying hours over Namibia this season and several 1000 k distances.

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A new face in Bitterwasser.

Florian Stoyke is this year's support in the flight office. Together with Dirk Skura and Michael Stoltze he forms the team for the flight season 2022/23.

A normal Namibia flying day

Yesterday (15.11.) it was already clear at the briefing that we could fly four digits today. And that's what 23 crews did, in Bitterwasser 9, and they flew distances over 1000 km.