Questions: Click on the photo above to answer these questions:
1. Read the altimeter. How many feet high are
you AGL (above ground level)?
2. What is the name of the dial or instrument that tells
how fast you are traveling up or down in feet per minute?
Which can climb faster--the ultralight or a Whooping crane?
3. When talking to the airport, what letters would you
use to identify yourself over the radio?
4. Imagine those are your legs in the large photo above.
How do we know that that the young cranes are NOT flying
with you and the ultralight plane?
Migration Math: Today
they climbed to 2200 feet altitude to get above rough air. With full
the ultralights can climb at 750 to 1000 feet per minute (fpm). The
can climb at about 100 fpm. How long did it take for the cranes and
planes to climb to today's altitude?
many days did the migration spend in Indiana this year? Last year? In 2003? 2002? 2001?