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October 19, 2006: Migration Day 15
Looked Good. . .BUT
This morning the winds were favorable. The team
felt sure they could pas the ridge ahead, but first they chose
to wait out a band of showers moving in. The ground crew stood
by at the travel pen. The pilots waited with their ultralights.
passed and weather turned favorable. Then Brooke took wing to
check out conditions aloft again. Alas, he found the air too
bumpy to risk a take-off with the birds. The cloud ceiling had
the point where it wouldn't
be possible to clear the ridge in front of them. And to nail the
decision, the wind and rain had now reached the next Stopover
site. So, it's another day at Stopover #3 in Sauk County, WI. "This
is starting to get scary," said project leader Joe Duff.
Journal Question: Check this
map. Write a statement
that tells when (at what number of miles) the migration enters
the next state. Name the next state. How many miles must
travel before they cross the border? What's your prediction
on when this will happen?
History: They've flown only 3 days of the
first 15 days. Is this a record? Look at Operation
Migration's graphs or chart to
see how they've fared up to Day 15 in previous ultralight-led migrations.
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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