One other reason to choose a steady breeze to fly it in is to reduce the groundspeed, softening any potential crash. One amusing side note I once came across in their correspondence (I haven't been able to find it since): After their last successful flight, they were considering attempting a further flight down the beach. Apparently they were going to have lunch at a house down there, perhaps the lifesaving station, I don't remember. If the wind hadn't destroyed the plane just then it might have been the first $100 hamburger... Dana When authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities.