Instead working as a grid boy flying 1200 k

Jeremias Kauenas (49) is a fixture in Bitterwasser. As head of the Grid Boys, he has been ensuring smooth flight operations with the flight office for years. In the new year he turned the tables and joined Reinhard Schramme in the EB28 cockpit.

On the flight he got to know a lot about Namibia and neighboring Botswana. The OLC rating showed 1225 kilometers in the evening. Jeremias: “A great flight.” He has already practiced the tactics under the elongated cloud streets.
It wasn't his first flight, not even the one with an EB28. At Christmas 2014 he flew a 1000 k with Fabian Siebenwurst. This time it was an anniversary present: Jeremias has been there in Bitterwasser for 25 years.
Jeremia's day starts early at the gas station with the Avgas replenishment for the self-starters. In the Namibian winter, from September to October, he sits on the tractor for hours and days and rolls the pan for the new season so that the guests can find their airfield in their usual good shape. During the season, his day is not yet over with the last landings and they often only happen shortly before eight. Sunset is now at the beginning of January at 7:43 pm. 15 minutes later everyone must have landed, because then it can quickly be night, but until then many people are spending their days.
Photo: Jeremias in the car just before a drive into the pan. The grid boys are on site immediately after the gliders have rolled out for transport to the lodge.

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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.