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Training with a World Champion PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail

Flying with the Champion, that is the motto so the glider pilots  of the LfV Geven train in Bitterwasser on a club basis. With their club Arcus they enjoyed the fast days in Namibia in November. Arndt Hovestadt with world champion qualification was their coach. On the day of the average speeds never seen before – Reinhard Schramme presented in the Speed OLC 232 kph – both trainees were part of the game. Guido Kock was fortunate enough to join Carsten Kopsieker in the cockpit of the ASG 32 and Anja Buchmeister was in the Arcus. Guido Kock was inspired by the flights in Namibia so much that he wants to come back again this season. Under the watchful eye of the experienced coach, the interplay between the morning parterre flying in blue thermals and the experience of the later race under cloud streets found a balanced relationship. In the end both trainees could look back on beautiful, exhausting but not overly exhausting flights.

 
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Das Internet in Bitterwasser funktioniert wieder. Vorgestern ging es fliegerisch spät los - die Auslösetemperatur der Thermik wurde erst gegen Mittag erreicht und ein wolkenloser Himmel gestalteten den Anfang in der Luft schwierig. Wenige Piloten starteten vor dem Mittag, der größte Teil machte sich später auf den Weg. Zu Beginn ging es nach Nordosten, denn dort entwickelten sich die ersten Wolken. Trotz des späten Starts sind Guy Bechthold und Bernd Goretzki, Tobias Welsch und Andrea Abt und Ralph Bürklin und Reinhard Schramme über 1000km geflogen. Drei weitere Flüge gingen über die 900km hinaus. Der Tag wurde bis zur letzten Minute genutzt.

Internet is working. The day before yesterday the pilots took off late - the trigger temperature of the thermals was not reached until around lunchtime and a cloudless sky made the beginning in the air quite difficult. A few pilots took off before lunch, most of them later. At the beginning they went to the northeast, because there the first clouds developed. Despite the late start Guy Bechthold and Bernd Goretzki, Tobias Welsch and Andrea Abt and Ralph Bürklin and Reinhard Schramme could flew over 1000km. Three flights were over 900km. The day was used until the last minute.

 
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Michael, zum 9. Mal in Bitterwasser, arbeitete in dieser Saison zum 5. Mal im Flight Office. Acht Wochen lang hat er auch in diesem Jahr das Flight Office Team koordiniert und tatkräftig unterstützt. Schon morgens war er meist ab 7 Uhr im Büro anzutreffen, zur Vorbereitung für das Briefing der Piloten. Hierbei gab er ausführliche Informationen über das sich abzeichnende Wetter sowie über die Flugbetriebsbesonderheiten. Danach ging es meist zur Startphase auf die Pfanne. Am Nachmittag gab es Eingangsbriefings für die neuen Gäste und am Abend wurden die Piloten in der Luft mit den nötigen Wetter- und Landeinformationen versorgt. Für jegliche Fragen oder Probleme gab es immer eine Antwort oder Lösung. Das Team, bestehend aus Michael, Dieter, Heiko, Paul und Katharina ergänzte sich super und es herrschte immer gute Laune.

Vielen Dank Michael! Wir freuen uns auf die nächste Saison mit Dir.

Michael, for the 9th time in Bitterwasser, worked this season for the 5th time in the Flight Office. For eight weeks he coordinated and supported the Flight Office Team this year. Already at 7 o’clock in the morning he was to be found in the office to prepare the briefing for the pilots. There he gave detailed information about the weather as well as about the special features of the flight operations. Afterwards he usually went to the launch phase on the pan. In the afternoon there were briefings for the new guests and in the evening the pilots were provided in the air with the necessary weather and landing information. For any questions or problems there was always an answer or solution. The team, consisting of Michael, Dieter, Heiko, Paul and Katharina complemented each other perfectly and there was always a good mood.

Thank you Michael! We are looking forward to the next season with you.

 
Average speed 232 km/h! PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
These speeds are record in the Speed ​​OLC for thermal flights: With 232.5 km/h yesterday Reinhard Schramme and Bernd Goretzki made with an EB28 after takeoff in Bitterwasser 581 kilometers. But they were the not the front runners - owed to the index of the EB28. Carsten Kopsieker and Guido Kock secured the top position in the daily classification. With their ASG 32 they were only 1 km/h slower (231 km/ h) than Schramme/Goretzki! Already much slower, but still well over 200 km/h (224 km/h) came Arndt Hovestadt and Anja Buchheiser with an Arcus M to place 2. With three flights from Bitterwasser so history has been written in the Speed ​​OLC.
The fast line in about 4500 meters was northeast of Bitterwasser to the southeast. After a relatively late start, the line was reached by the three crews, who were in communication via radio, in just over an hour in the usual ups and downs.
 
Fulminant Start of the Season PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail

In Bitterwasser you can not start early enough into the season. November has only just begun when the first 1000 k fell. On Sunday, November 3, Bernd Goretzki and Reinhard Schramme mastered with an EB28 from Bitterwasser 1167 kilometers. Their turning points in the northeast, still north of Windhoek, and in the southeast included of Bitterwasser a 1067 km triangle. The crew took off at 11:00 and landed with the end of daylight at 19:12 (local). They achieved an average speed of 146.13 km / h.
Already Saturday was a very good day. Reinhard Schramme and Bernd Goretzki 1021 kilometers were on the counter at the landing.
For Günter Steurer, the champion coaching of Wolfang Janowitsch has already been worthwhile: On Sunday the Arcus crew brought together 1033 kilometers.

 
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