The season turns up again

Anyone who thought the season in Bitterwasser would slowly end in January can rub their eyes. After the quarantine obligation for Namibia returnees was lifted, many pilots decided spontaneously for a visit.

As big as the country is, you are not in the sky alone here in January. The gliders brought into the country are used diligently. It is not uncommon to meet gaggles.
Bitterwasser is positioned on an international level with guests from USA, Russia, Great Britain, Italy, France, Switzerland and now also from the Netherlands. But the german pilots are not yet in the minority.
And the weather is right. The glider area south of Windhoek, which encompasses almost all of Namibia and part of South Africa from flight level 145 (around 4500 m) to flight level 195 (around 6000 m) can be fully used up to the upper cover. There is no need for wave updrafts. In the afternoon the thermals reach all the way to the top. To the north of Windhoek, the cover is in flight level 145. There you can longingly look up to the base but also  make comfortable progress.

Photo: encounter on the way.

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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.