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December 7, 2006: Migration Day 64
miles? Right. With all 18 birds, today's lead pilot
Chris took took off, met up with bumpy air, and turned back
to the stopover in Pike County, Georgia.
They had tailwinds, but too strong for safe flying. They'll
wait until tomorrow in hopes of more favorable
Be sure to see today's Migration History for something important
about getting ready for the birds' arrival in Florida.
Journal Question: What is the greatest danger of flying
ultralights with birds in bumpy air? Look at the photo to help
bird has a 7-foot wingspan. They may fly only
1 foot apart.
Photo Chris Gullikson, Operation Migration
History: Getting ready in Florida. Last year a
big change in the
line" was made. It will
happen again this year.
(a) What is the change?
(b-for-Bonus) How could the situation
at that layover site be a little different this
year, when the 2005
birds remember being there? What reason might there be
for the pilots to change this site in the future?
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