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Had to take Cheryl to Tucson early this morning and caught a great tailwind on the way home.   Why not play around and see how slow I could cross the ground :)  I couldn't catch the gps right at 0.0 but did manage to fly backwards at about 8kts and got to 1.9 kts groundspeed 😁20180121_081917.thumb.jpg.a896df45b0761e91303524d5924945f4.jpg20180121_081311.thumb.jpg.38163dded37a46ec9b78238b452d3b5a.jpg20180121_082014.thumb.jpg.67358742bf051c2cf4b95dbe96d06ac6.jpg

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It is hard to catch a GPS at zero ground speed. I have had mine right there also, with the ground track heading jumping around all different directions.

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At that speed,  a few fuel stops would have to be in order for what is normally a 1 hour flight plus or minus a little.

I know 173LM is good for at least 5.5 hours as that is what it took to fly from Friday Harbor Washington to Ketchikan, AK.

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