The desert takes off

At 5700 meters MSL, the first warnings sounded in the computer yesterday. The vario was at the stop and the cloud base was far from being reached, but the cover of the glider flying area of Namibia at flight level 195 was approaching very quickly.

On Christmas Day Namibia offered a dream sky with the high clouds that were also arranged in lines over stretches – but unfortunately only in the afternoon. It took patience until the Kalahari had heated up for these high-reaching thermals. Those who started early were forced to struggle in rough lifts under the blue sky, which at first did not reach higher than 1000 meters above ground. After the heat treatment at almost 35 degrees Celsius in the basement, you could freeze in the cloud shade when the outside temperature was well below zero.

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Gerhard Marzinzik ist von uns gegangen

Die Bitterwasser PTY mit allen Freunden weltweit trauert um Gerhard Marzinzik und seinen jungen Copiloten, die am 12. April 2022 bei einem Flugunfall in den Alpen im Pustertal ums Leben kamen.

Nach langer Reise....

Die Hängerreihe hatte ihre Mäuler schon lange weit aufgesperrt am Mittwoch, um endlich die Flugzeuge aus Bitterwasser aufzunehmen. Aber erst einmal musste der Zoll in die Container schauen.