Monday, Dec 22nd

Last updateMon, 15 Dec 2014 11am

You are here: Home Headlines Gyrocopter pilot sets new altitude record

Gyrocopter pilot sets new altitude record

The spectacular view from above the Namib as local gyrocopter enthusiast and pilot, Dr Martin Wucher of Okahandja last week reached the unbelievable altitude of 26663.7 feet above sea level. His gyrocopter, an AutoGyro MTO took about 90 minutes to reach this altitude. Preparations for the attempt on the world record took months. Dr Wucher experienced a temperature of minus 37o Celsius at that height and he had to breathe a special oxygen mix. His ultra-light gyro is stock standard as it comes from the factory with no special modifications to boost its performance. The flight took off from the Rostock Ritz airstrip north of Solitaire. A full portrait of this remarkable record will be published in next week’s edition.

Articles In This Category
Headlines
Chairman of the GIPF Board of Trustees, Adv Ellaine Samson, addressed a meeting of the Retirement Funds Institute, during the week. Regulation 28...
Headlines
“The main objective of establishing a semi-autonomous [revenue] agency is to inject operational efficiency in the administration of tax and customs...
Headlines
The National Council for Higher Education in conjunction with higher education experts from Germany and Indonesia is organising a series of training...
Headlines
A new fishing company, Fidcoh, that came into existence after the granting of more fishing rights by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources,...
Headlines
More than two years after the commissioning of the Erongo Desalination plant, Areva says negotiations on the offtake agreement with water utility,...
A time of cheer (3536 hits)
Headlines
This is the season to be jolly and people are barraged by the sight, sound and smell of Christmas. Outlets are also doing their best to entice...
Exam results (5364 hits)
Headlines
The results of the Grade 10 full time and part time learners as well as Grade 12 Higher Level learners  are available as of 20 December at 24:00...
Headlines
Developed using ore from Marenica's Namibian operation, its U-pgrade technology can potentially revolutionise the way in which uranium mines will be...
Headlines
Mystery surrounds ownership of the Erongo Desalination plant following recent claims by energy giant Areva that it is the sole owner of the plant.
Headlines
The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources recently introduced a requirement that 2% of the total allowable catch for horse mackerel be targeted...
Latest Articles
Headlines
The Namibia Airports Company earlier this week said that the ageing Ondangwa airport runway will undergo rehabilitation.The runway will be extended...
Sport
The young warriors on Wednesday marched into the semifinals of the African Union Sports Commission (AUSC) Region 5 Youth Games Men’s Competition...
Sport
Three Countries took part in the sub-zonal Olympic Qualifier of the Continental Cup last weekend. Teams from Angola, Zimbabwe and Namibia played at...
Sport
Sponsorship towards the Namibian U19 Cricket Team got a timely boost when Old Mutual Namibia handed over cricket apparel to the value of N$20,000 to...
Sport
Chief Instructor of Shotokan Karate Academy, Sensei Willem Burger (6th Dan) and  Sensei Morchen Kruger, instructor of the Khomasdal Shotokan...