Flying Fishes

Allowing oneself to be shaken for hours in the strong winds of the last few days was not for everyone. Seven pilots did not even get into the cockpit, instead using the time until the wind had calmed down again for an excursion to fish in the Atlantic.

The long drive through the mountains to Swakopmund was exhausting, but the fishing trip at sea was worthwhile – for a rich fish dinner in the evening. The rest of the catch ended up in a large cool box. Ralph flew them freshly caught to Bitterwasser in his Cessna. The croaker, also known as cod in Namibia, are now waiting to be prepared in the lodge's freezer. They are all large adult animals, whose fondness for the pieces of sardine on fishooks was their undoing. The small ones caught, under four inches tall, got a chance to grow further. If they are not pulled out of the sea prematurely, these predatory fish can grow to be over two meters long and weigh 100 kilograms.
In Bitterwasser we are now eagerly awaiting the big fish dinner.

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1400 Kilometer an Weihnachten

An Weihnachten 1000 Kilometer zu fliegen, das ist ein tolles Geschenk für jeden Piloten. Diesen Wunsch haben sich vier Piloten mit über 1100 Kilometern an einem Tag mit unverhofften Möglichkeiten erfüllt. Simon Schröder und Max Schäfer flogen ganze 1400 Kilometer mit der EB28 an Heiligabend. Im folgenden berichten sie gemeinsam über ihren Flug.

Die Line-Boys der Saison 2022/23

Auch dieses Jahr leisten unsere Line-Boys wieder wertvolle Arbeit.
In der Saison, wenn stets ein reges Treiben herrscht, tragen die erfahrenen
Line-Boys (gut erkennbar an der roten Kleidung) zu einem reibungslosen
Flugbetrieb bei.