Delays and More Delays

Written by Phil Thorpe
Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Photo of Phil Thorpe. Plan E is now in effect. Although spring arrived early in Saskatchewan, we were not able to begin the survey on May 1 or 2 or 3 or 4. Weather prevented me from flying from Denver to Regina, SK. Winds in Montana on May 4th reached into the 55 knot range, 5 knots faster than my take-off airspeed. Several cold fronts have passed across the survey area bringing needed precipitation—some in the form of snow. We will try again on Wednesday, May 5th. Pat arrived in Regina on May 3rd. He drove the work truck up from Denver and is doing some ground reconnaissance (when it’s not snowing and blowing) with the CWS ground crew.