Says No Go
are they thinking?
After yesterday's record-smashing progress,
the team is bummed at standing down. Heather said, "I suppose we
have no right to be disappointed, but it's difficult to stay upbeat when
we fully expected to reach Florida today based on the favourable winds
that were forecasted to arrive." Weather is clear and cold,
but winds were Southeast at 8-10 mph. For today, they're stuck at
954.1 miles (Statute) in Terrell County, Georgia—with Florida just
one stop away.
How did the pilots know the winds were NOT what was forecasted? They took
a test flight. Once
the three pilots were airborne, their Global Positioning System
(GPS) units showed a ground speed of zero mph. In fact, at one
point they were moving BACKwards in the winds! How does
the GPS unit work? Take a close up look at the ultralight's GPS here:
This! Journaling Question
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