No Go: Test Flight Challenged (+0 Miles)
Online weather reports showed winds aloft were dropping off, and hopes leaped! Richard launched his trike to test the conditions. The crew scrambled to get things ready to move at last. Richard found smooth air, but also a headwind. The GPS showed the plane's airspeed over the ground was only 20 mph. Richard reported a top airspeed of 10 mph at 1000 ft. That would have made the flight to the next stopover too hard for the birds to handle, and take far too long to cover the distance. Hopes were dashed. Today is a record-tying 11 days grounded in one spot. That's a record no one wants to break. Dig into today's lessons below, and hope for a flight tomorrow!