Day 1 Report:

Brutal conditions! Winds measured on the field ranged from 7 m/s (16 MPH) to 9 m/s (20-21 MPH), and approached the FAI limit of 12 m/s (25.9 MPH) as the day wore on.

For the US Team it was a battle for survival and maximizing the amount of ballast that could be added to their planes. Mike and Tom used tungsten, while Jim crammed all the ballast he could into his plane.

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