Eisenhüttenstadt is located in one of the most thermally active areas of Germany. The reasons for this are the very sandy ground with dry pine forests, the already very good continental location on the border to Poland, many lakes and a varied topography. Partly small ridges up to 250m height provide well marked thermal lines.
Also, in the south there are the Erzgebirge or the Krkonoše Mountains, low mountain range up to 1500m.
We have lifts in average up to 2m/sec, max. 5 m/sec; cloud base average 1500-2500m MSL, max. in August up to 3000m, limited by FL100 airspace or FL95 for competition.
In the competition period at the end of July there can be three different major weather situations
A. Cold air from northeast to northwest with cloud streets and working heights up to 2000m, in addition partly overdevelopments and shower lines.
Wonderful cloud streets in cold air
Overdevelopments and shower lines
Sometimes very interesting wave systems develop at cloud streets.
B. Cyclonic weather conditions with more humid air from southwest to northwest with overcast working altitudes around 1500m and still a good climb
7/8 and good climbing conditions
C. High pressure weather with southern streams with blue thermals or later high clouds up to 3000m working altitude and partly warm thunderstorms in the evening
Blue with few clouds on a southerly air flow and stable high, partly with heat thunderstorms in the afternoon
Type of tasks that are likely to be set?
No significant restrictions to the east, south, west are expected. 30km northwest we have TMA BER Berlin, Airspace Charlie. No major constraint for tasks.
The tasks will mainly be in the preferred thermal areas. In the picture you can see the flights from Eisenhüttenstadt in 2021. The "race tracks" go to the west, south or northeast. There are few restrictions or airspace problems so the task setting can be very specific to the weather conditions.
With expected speeds around 120 km/h, tasks of 350 or more km can thus be set in the best thermal time from 1 to 2 p.m. local time.