I took a quick peek at the weather site yesterday morning before Joe and I hit the road to head out to Wisconsin. It was reporting surface winds at 5 mph out of the east, and a bit stronger aloft. While I was hopeful the team would be able to get in a training session I knew the odds weren’t in their favor.
As we drove along highway 401 and through the Toronto traffic crud I opened the CraneCam on my Ustream app in hopes the weather site was wrong and was thrilled to see that Tom and Geoff had just released the cranes and Brooke was charging down the runway with them flying after him.
Tom (the Tume) Schultz sent an email this afternoon which contained the following images he captured during this morning’s session, which lasted in total 33 minutes – the longest flight yet! Tom added “Things were sounding iffy as Brooke flew in from the hangar. He reported that the air was pretty bumpy in areas and he was considering aborting. He decided to give it a try and it appeared the training went very well – even though #5-13 returned after awhile, and then later #2-13 dropped off.”