A Small Gain, But Still in Indiana
crane-kids seemed eager to move on as they lined up behind Richard's
trike in one of the best liftoffs so far. The crowd
that braved the cool autumn air at Muscatatuck NWR in Jennings County,
Indiana was treated to a beautiful sight (see photo). Shortly after
from the crowd's view, all but four birds broke from Richard. Brooke
moved in to pick them up and they continued on course with a slight tailwind.
But the good conditions fizzled 18 minutes into the flight. They still
had 25 miles to the planned stop at Oldham County, Kentucky. Winds
unsteady, and swung around to the
east-southeast. This could mean a dangerous wind sheer, which occurs
at the point where winds coming
out of different
directions meet each other. The pilots were had a tough time controlling
the heavy wings of their aircraft. They decided
to find the best possible
field below and land. Better safe than sorry!
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