The Bell Flight had a very uneventful departure from GHS and Chicago. Unfortunately, we are still in Philadelphia. After repeated delays for mechanical issues on the plane, they switched us to a different plane. Before they had that plane ready to travel, the flight crew "timed out" out and could not take our flight to Rome. At roughly 2:30, they officially canceled the flight, put us up in a Clarion Hotel and are working to get our group to Rome.
There are many people working to solve this problem As we get a solution, we will pass it on to everyone else. Please know that the students on the flight have been fantastic (and disappointed). As one point, Mr. Meinel noted that the students are taking it much better than the adults.
Hopefully better news will follow.