In Memoriam: Dieter Schwenk    † 22.1.2024


Dear Dieter,

Saying farewell is never easy, especially when we reflect on the wonderful moments we’ve shared together. It’s hard to put into words the positive vibes, laughter, and love for gliding that you brought into our lives.

You were more than just a business partner; you were a friend, a devoted glider pilot, a well-respected entrepreneur, and an incredible family man – a dad to three glider pilots!

Your passion for gliding has left an indelible mark on our company, and we don’t just consider ourselves fortunate to have collaborated with you but genuinely blessed to have had you as a friend – always there with a positive attitude and a helping hand.

Even though there was a distance of 700 km between us, it never felt that way. Your weekly calls, filled with good vibes and laughter, created a sense of closeness as if you were just next door, ready to support us.

Your absence will be deeply felt, but the memories of our shared good times and your hard work will remain indelible.

Remembering your words from our December dealer’s meeting, where you shared your happiness about leaving the tough times of COVID behind, talked about your happy family, and looked forward to flying in Namibia again, makes saying goodbye even more special. If you had to leave, we trust that your last moments were spent in the place you loved so much.

We believe you are now soaring with infinite efficiency, breaking all the Namibian records. As we, the LXNAV company and your family, carry forward the legacy you’ve built over the years, it gives us comfort to know you’re in the skies you loved.

Until we meet again, and in the spirit of our shared good times, don’t forget to raise a glass of Spezi and laugh the way you always did.

LXNAV friends