Today is the third of four official practice days, and the rain is relentless.
Captain Dennis Linnekin took advantage of the weather to call a complete Team USA meeting: all six pilots, full crew, and interpreter Greg Swiderski.
Then he made a few observations and exhortations.
The runway situation is great. There is a well-marked Left, and well-marked Right, and half of Poland in between.
We are here to fly fast, accumulate points, and win.
Cue the national anthem.
Imagine yourself, your pilot, standing at the top of the podium. This is the music you hear.
We ARE the U.S. team.