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Best of day 21: Tailwinds

We had great tailwinds today flying from Georgetown to Baton Rouge. Since we cleared the mountains we can also fly at lower altitudes where we get better performance. The combination of these two factors resulted in great ground speed today, saving us time, fuel and money. We even hit the 100 knots mark on the GPS and this was not in a descent.

100 knots!

We have been great winds all along our journey so far, except when flying from Santa Maria to Las Vegas. The normal wind pattern at these latitudes calls for winds out of the west. The tropical storm Alex disturbed this pattern and we had tailwinds when flying towards Catalina Island. This was a great help and now that Alex and tropical depression number 2 are gone, the usual wind pattern is restored. Having tailwinds both ways on a flight across a continent is quite a luck and we hope this situation will continue for the two next days.

Tomorrow we’ll fly to Pensacola to visit the Naval Aviation Museum. This is, amongst others, the home of the Blue Angels. More about this visit on the blog tomorrow. Our supporters there promised that there will be no junk food but fresh sea food on the coast.

The next day we will eventually fly home. This is your last opportunity to enter our raffle and win prizes. Each mile purchased until we complete our flight has TWO chances to win. Yes, double chances to win if you buy miles now.

3 Responses to “Best of day 21: Tailwinds”

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  2. admin Says:

    Thanks Ed,

    the flight is just the beginning, already work on other ways to continue promote General Aviation and share more about the flight.

  3. Ed Renna Says:

    reviewed your progress and glad to see and hear progress has been good for your flight across america . Look forward to hearing more about the trip when you return to florida soon . Godspeed !

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