Go in Headwinds Again (+0 Miles)
at 23 miles gone.
Winds out of the SSW at 7 mph mean a direct headwind on a flight
to stopover #2. Today's winds are the opposite of
yesterday's. Tailwinds on the flight down to the
pen site to pick up the birds yesterday made it like riding a Polar
Express screaming southward, said Brooke. When his control bar
began to dance "as if someone had just begun playing their favorite
rap tune," the pilots knew the growing turbulence was a clear
signal to leave the birds on the ground yet another day.
Then all three aircraft turned back to the hangar into headwinds
so strong that Brooke compared
it to the earth
beneath them at a rate equal to a man standing completely still
of Wisconsin! That's what the birds and planes would have
faced if they headed south today. Keep hopes for better conditions