Just north of the daunting Cumberland Ridge, the team is standing down. Today's test flight found 30-knot winds at elevation 3,000 feet, which is the altitude they must attain in order to cross the ridge. Those winds would have meant high risk and danger.
The team probably appreciates a day to recover from yesterday's rough flight before meeting tomorrow's challenge. "The Cumberland Plateau and Brady Mountain have always tested us," said Joe. Come back tomorrow to hear about this year's adventure with "the Beast."
In the Classroom
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