Launch Order set, Foxtrot Charlie near end of field

Post date: Sep 7, 2017 10:04:27 PM

At opening ceremonies this evening, the launch order for the 61st Gordon Bennett was determined. Using a lottery process, FoxTrot Charlie drew 17th place out of 21. Launch order can have an impact on the success of the race, but sometimes being first is good, sometimes being last is good. We'll have to wait and see what happens. Launch is set for 7:30pm Swiss time on Friday. That's UTC +2. Since New Mexico is UTC -6, it's 8 hours difference between NM and Switzerland, making launch time in NM 11:30 am. We're looking to see if we can find a live video feed of the launch. We'll let you know if we find it.

Check out a picture of the entire launch order on the Pictures, 2017 Gordon Bennett page.