Update for March 2
As we make our way through the weekend, our long duration gliders continue to make good progress.
In the South Atlantic, Challenger is continuing to kill it as she consistently flies over .35 m/s. In the near future, we will bump the way point out to the north northwest as the currents begin to turn northwards, leading to the freeway we will ride. She is also now roughly 350 km from the subsurface mountain range that lies ahead. When we get closer, we will begin to fly with the altimeter on just in case we encounter an area that is shallower than 1000 m.
And to the North, Silbo continues to make better progress as he flies to the South west. Looking to the US model, it looks like we are not too far from the souther current. According to the forecast, it looks like there may be a nice current we will be able to ride to the south east.
Finally, Antonio, Juan, Pep & Alex from ULPGC created something great: a 3D representation of the currents around Challenger. This will be a very cool tool to look to in the future for piloting.
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