The bane of the writers existence is research, last night I spent five hours digging around in a variety of links and NATOPS. All for what will probably be two or maybe three paragraphs in the short story.
Having experts that one can reach out to is a great thing. But, there is a downside. They are going to read what you wrote, and will expect you to get it right! 🙂
Of course digging back in NATOPS is even more fun, we used to call it the blue pill, because it will put you to sleep faster than anything else the next issue, is to make sure that what you want to do, is actually possible and make sense with in the story.
Having said that, today’s job will be trying to figure out the hastily scribbled notes, and get that into some kind of coherent thought in the story. Lemme see… 120kts, or was it 105 kts, and 1000 feet, and 1.2 miles… sigh…