Rent a Shark in the Kalahari

A SHARK IN THE DESERT… 

Ever seen a shark in the desert? Well, now these animals are becoming native to Namibia... And you can even rent them! For your most captivating flying adventure you may either book a single seater HPH 304 SHARK or a double seater HPH 304 TWIN SHARK. We collaborate with our partners from Veronica Flying Lodge (or any other flying center in Namibia). Here, we are all belonging to one family – managers, guests, but also the personnel and even the tame animals make part of it. Feel the spirit of Africa from its most pleasant and hearty side. 

FROM COCKPIT TO COCKTAIL IN A MINUTE 

Flying, game watching, hanging out at the pool... this wonderful combination makes not only you happy but also your partner. After flying, you will jump into the pool within minutes – or you will sit on the veranda with a tasty cocktail aside watching the sun setting behind the dunes of the Kalahari... Our local partner will support you with all questions and topics so that your stay becomes wonderful – in the sky and on earth! 

 

 

  1. SHARK / TWINSHARK RENT
  2. FULL FLIGHT SERVICE
  3. FULL BOARD ACCOMODATION
  4. GAME DRIVES, SUNDOWNER 
  5. AND MUCH MORE... 

RENT A HPH SHARK IN NAMIBIA

The HPH 304MS Shark is a high-performance single-seated, flapped 18m-class glider. Especially the safety cockpit with protective head frame has excellent properties. The maximum take-off weight is 600 kg at a surface loading up to 51.1 kg/ m2. This combination results in a gliding ratio of more than 51 at 125 km/h. The Binder SOLO 2-cylinder-2-stroke engine can withstand high thermal loads being entirely water-cooled. The cooler folds out together with the propeller and is in the direct air flow of the propeller – best conditions for flying in Africa! 

304S Technical data

 
  MS
(selflauncher)
 
Geometry    
Wing span 18 m (59 ft)  
Wing area 11.8 m2 / 127 ft2  
Aspect ratio 27.4  
Fuselage length 6.8 m / 22.3 ft  
Profile HPH xn2  
Weights    
Empty weight 300 kg / 620 lb  
maximum take-off weight 600 kg / 1300 lb  
Water ballast 240 l / 66 US gal  
Min. wing loading 30 kg/m2 / 6.0 lb/ft2  
Max. wing loading 51 kg/m2 / 10.4 lb/ft2  
Glide Performance    
Best glide ratio > 50  
at speed 125 km/h / 68 kts  
min. sink rate (at min. weight) 0.45 m/s / 83 ft/min  
at speed 66 km/h / 36 kt  
Limitations    
Stall speed (at max. weight) 88 km/h / 48 kt  
VNE 280 km/h / 150 kt  

304MS Engine System

MS (selflauncher)
Engine System
TypeBinder Solo 2625-01
Weight23 kg / xx lbs
Alternator12 V / 150 W
Maximum Power38 kW / 52 hp
Max. cont. RPM 6250 l/min
Compression9.5:1
Fuel consumption21,5 l/h
Lubricant1:50 Autosuper-2-stroke eng. oil
Propeller pillarCarbon fibre
Engine Performance
Climb rate
Range

RENT A 304TS TWINSHARK IN NAMIBIA

Fly a a double-seater as appealing and performing as a single-seat glider. The Twin Shark’s spacious cockpit easily accomodates tall pilots, and those of generous build. A single-piece canopy delivers outstanding visibility for both pilots. The – highly praised – key cockpit features of the Shark have been adopted in the Twin Shark. Best of all is that you will believe that you fly a single-seater! The cockpit ventilation system makes even african temperatures comfortable. This is where you enjoy staying for hours – make it an outstanding experience! 

304TS TWIN SHARK Technical data

 
  MTS (selflauncher)
Geometry  
Wing span 20 m (65.6 ft)
Wing area 15,2 m2 / 164 ft2
Aspect ratio 26,5
Fuselage length 8,95 m / 29.36 ft
Profile PW10-145 14,5%
Weights  
Empty weight 485 kg / 1070 lb
maximum take-off weight 850 kg / 1874 lb
Water ballast 120 l / 31,7 US gal
Min. wing loading 36 kg/m2 / 7.36 lb/ft2
Max. wing loading 56 kg/m2 / 11.47 lb/ft2
Glide Performance  
Best glide ratio 49
at speed 128 km/h
min. sink rate (at min. weight) 0,5 m/s / 98 ft/min
at speed 92 km/h / 50 kt
Limitations  
Stall speed (at max. weight) 68 km/h / 37 kt
VNE 275 km/h / 148 kt

Solo 2625-02

Technische Daten Motor:

 

Motorleistung: ca 47KW / 62PS
max. Dauerdrehzahl: 6500 l/min
Vergaser: 2 Mikuni
Verdichtung: 9,5 : 1
Zündung: Ducati, Bosch W5 AC
Getriebe: Zahnriemen 3:1
Kraftstoffverbrauch: 24,5 l/h
Gewicht: 24 kg
Generator: 12 V 150 W
Schmierstoff: 1:50 Super-2Takt-Öl
Propellerturm: Kohlefaser
Propeller: (Technoflug) 2-Blatt Kunststoff

 

 

CONFIGURATION

A POSSIBLE RENTING INCLUDES:

• HPH SHARK or HPH TWIN SHARK rent in Namibia 

• Full flight service – briefing, flight station, plane accomodation, water&fuel, repair shop, ground service... 

• Full-board accomodation in beautiful, luxury bungalows or in atmospheric tents, just a few steps away from your glider 

• Family-like atmosphere with exquisite food, leisure area, pool, air condition, internet, Wlan 

• Game drives, quad biking, sundowner tours and much more on 20,000 ha farmland 

• All transfers from and to the airport in Windhoek 

Ask for prices and availability! 

• Registration+contest letters (UV-resistant micro tape)

• Horizontal elevator mini tips

• Three bank air brakes suction side of the wing

• Radio antenna in the vertical fin

• Total energy tube connections in the vertical fin

• Pitot tube in the vertical fin

Rent a Shark from one of the most important flying centers of Namibia:

Your contact for rent and HPH gliders:

HpH Ltd. 

Čáslavská 234 

Kutná Hora (CZ) 

info@hph.cz 

We speak English and German. 

Feel free to ask us for other rental offers in Namibia, South Afrika or Europe.

Situated close to the Olifants river, the gliding center of Veronica offers very early take-offs during the season which usually runs from November 1 to January 25.