November 12, 2002
On a Roll! Into Kentucky Imagine your wingspan is 8 feet across
and 16 of you are trying to get a good position
with the trike's 19-meter wing!
Imagine your wingspan is 8 feet across and 16 of you are trying to get a good position with the trike's 19-meter wing!
This is fantastic news in a week of worrisome weather in this part of the U.S. More than 30 tornadoes touched down from Alabama to Ohio, and the National Weather Service says it was one of the worst November tornado outbreaks on record. On November 10, the team in Hendricks Co., IN took the wings off the ultralights and staked them down to keep them from blowing away in the stormy weather. Yesterday, Joe and Brooke found the large white triangles barely showing under the fallen leaves and rainwater. Heather said their campsite had changed overnight from "bean field to waterfront property." All that was history today as the team took off under skies first overcast, then clear.
Imagine you are the ultralight pilot navigating in a tiny, open aircraft. You are alone and it takes both hands and arms to steer with the bar that moves the wing. The air is racing past the plane as you fly. Reading a map in such conditions would be hopeless! Hear Joe explain how GPS, or Global Positioning System, helps the pilots:
Audio Clip: Navigating With Help From GPS
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