Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Gliding SchmelzerTwo years ago on this day, Tijl Schmelzer and his father Bert were the very first to pass the 200 km/h barrier using thermals rather than mountain waves.

Flying a Binder EB28 glider from Kiripotib, Namibia, they broke the African record for speed over a triangular course of 100 km by reaching 205.89 km/h on 6 January 2015.

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Photo Credit: Schmelzer