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!
- SHARK / TWINSHARK RENT
- FULL FLIGHT SERVICE
- FULL BOARD ACCOMODATION
- GAME DRIVES, SUNDOWNER
- 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
|Wing span||18 m (59 ft)|
|Wing area||11.8 m2 / 127 ft2|
|Fuselage length||6.8 m / 22.3 ft|
|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|
|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|
|Stall speed (at max. weight)||88 km/h / 48 kt|
|VNE||280 km/h / 150 kt|
304MS Engine System
|Type||Binder Solo 2625-01|
|Weight||23 kg / xx lbs|
|Alternator||12 V / 150 W|
|Maximum Power||38 kW / 52 hp|
|Max. cont. RPM||6250 l/min|
|Fuel consumption||21,5 l/h|
|Lubricant||1:50 Autosuper-2-stroke eng. oil|
|Propeller pillar||Carbon fibre|
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
|Wing span||20 m (65.6 ft)|
|Wing area||15,2 m2 / 164 ft2|
|Fuselage length||8,95 m / 29.36 ft|
|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|
|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|
|Stall speed (at max. weight)||68 km/h / 37 kt|
|VNE||275 km/h / 148 kt|
Technische Daten Motor:
|Motorleistung:||ca 47KW / 62PS|
|max. Dauerdrehzahl:||6500 l/min|
|Verdichtung:||9,5 : 1|
|Zündung:||Ducati, Bosch W5 AC|
|Generator:||12 V 150 W|
|Propeller: (Technoflug)||2-Blatt Kunststoff|
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:
Veronica Flying Lodge
Your contact for rent and HPH gliders:
Kutná Hora (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.