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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Small Plane Around the World Update

Hola Listers,

Just returned from the met office and it ain't good news.  There's a cold rain falling here now and tomorrow will have rain with surface winds of 40 knots. The next several days have a series of fronts passing over Tierra del Fuego, the Drake Passage and/or the Antarctic Peninsula.  If the passage is forecast to be reasonably free of ice then there's ice over the peninsula or vice versa. More often than not there's ice in all three places.  The met guy says that this is the warmest year on record in this area. The warmth brings moisture and ice.

Wednesday and Thursday are unacceptable and it's looking pretty grim for getting to the pole any time this week. Saturday is the next possible window and I'm waiting here to see if that pans out.  It's really too late in the season to wait much longer than that. I'm formulating a plan B for putting my tail between my legs and heading home.

I'll try to keep you guys up on what's going on.

Bill Harrelson
N5ZQ 320 2,150 hrs
N6ZQ  IV  220 hrs

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