Posted by: 13rob | January 7, 2013

Jan 7th – Great Namibian Day

I like it when you take-off, switch off the engine, stow it, whilst continuing to climb at 5kts to 11,000′ then set off never going below oxygen height until final glide. This was one of those days and the pilot was very happy. We did the tourist route of course (full length of the escarpment and back), why not when there was some expectation of the famous Namib convergence working today. It did, but only in places, however, the cloud runs and the 16,000′ cloud base made up for it. Some nice photos today taken not far from Aus in the southern part of the gliding area. We did a reasonable 1175km at a more reasonable 148kph.

ImageNot sure how the photographer got out there but a great view

ImageThat red sand of the Namib desert





  1. Nice stories to read while sitting here in the cold europe …

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