Go. Tried But
Air Too Bumpy (+0
Everyone was eager to make it to the next stopover after holiday breaks, and today we start counting official days again at 67. A flight looked promising when Chris found smooth air at 3,000 feet. But Chris had to climb through trashy (bumpy) air to reach that smooth air. That was today's problem. Lead pilot Brooke tried, but could not get the unwilling birds to climb through the bumps to 3,000 feet. After several tries, Brooke could see the birds breathing through their open beaks; they were getting tired. On the last try, Brooke and the Class of 2009 sailed over the big crowd gathered to see the departure flyover. It was a glorious sight, but Brooke had to turn around and lead them back to the pen when the now-tired birds would not climb. Even more disappointing is the outlook for a flight tomorrow: hardly a chance, thanks to coming rain and wrong-way winds. Hang in there. Soon the weather will allow them to be on their way.