Day 3 Complete
We waited out the severe thunderstorms between Lawrenceville, IL and Kirksville, MO this morning. We finally departed about 11:15am CDT and easily completed legs 6 & 7. We will get up early in the morning and hope the weather lets us fly the final two legs, from Union City, TN to Gadsden, AL, then to the terminus in Fairhope, AL.
We are still having fun and seem to be doing well in the race. With the handicap system, it is impossible to know how we are doing versus the other racers. We are making safe decisions and having fun. So far I think we have flown all fly-bys very well. We had winds gusting to 28 knots today at the Kirksville, MO, fly-by. Quite a challenge holding altitude at 200'AGL flying at 170 kts with winds gusting to 28kts.
More photos will be posted tomorrow. I am using all available internet bandwidth tonight to update the Garmin Data Cards for my flight avionics in my plane. The new cycle starts tomorrow. So far it has taken almost two hours and I still have one more card to go.
To the finish in the morning...
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