Distance despite blue thermals!

A rather blue day... that was the forecast for the last few days at the morning briefing. But no one let that bother them.

Despite everything, there were already around 12 gliders at the start on December 12th and 13th between 9:00 and 10:00 am, waiting for clearance from Michael Stolze in the flight office.
The temperatures promised a good blue thermal.
Behind Gobabis the clouds were already waiting with a base of 4500 meters.

And already yesterday, many gliders made it over the 600 kilometer mark, two teams with Jan Knischewski and Guy Bechtold and Björn Gintzel and Uwe Wendt even cracked the 900 km mark. Together with Patrick Benoist, they flew as companions far north to beyond Windhoek and arrived safely back in blue Bitterwasser after a flight of around 8 hours.

So the blue days also showed their best side. But the forecast for the end of the week is promising. The clouds are slowly approaching the Bitterwasser pan again and promise good thermals.

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Wir trauern um Dieter Schwenk

Dieter hat sich als Mitglied des Bitterwasser Board of Directors und CFI der Soaring Societey of Namibia um den Segelflug in Namibia besonders verdient gemacht.

An seinem Lieblingsplatz in Bitterwasser sitzend hat er uns für immer verlassen.

Wir werden ihn nicht vergessen.