No Go: They Would Run Out of Gas
Top cover pilot Paula Lounsbury provided a great weather report at 5:30 this morning from her airborne position 58 miles to the southeast. Conditions were calm at today's destination in Kankakee County! But it was a different story at the pen site in LaSalle County. OM pilot Brooke Pennypacker checked out the local conditions. He took off into the east wind and got airborne at what appeared to be less than 30 feet of taxiing distance. Once at 400 feet altitude, Brooke reported a ground speed of only 20 mph. At 500 feet, his ground speed had dropped to 19 mph. At 700 feet he was plodding along at only 16 mph. This would have meant a flight of over 3 hours to the next stopover site. The trikes would never make it; each aircraft holds only enough fuel for about 3 hours of flight. It's another disappointing day of waiting. Will they fly to Kankakee County, IL. tomorrow? Meanwhile, try today's journaling questions and you'll learn something fun!
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