The team flew nearly 100 miles today! With a light, 3-5 mph headwind, the flight lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes. But the sailing was smooth so they decided to skip the Marion County stop-over site--at mile 55--and traveled all the way to Terrell County, GA. Chris led with 15 birds, Joe followed with 2, and Brooke with 1.
Pilot Doug Rounds flew top cover today. He is an experienced Delta Airlines pilot so the birds were in safe hands. The top cover pilot talks with air traffic controllers to clear the way for the birds. Our cranes and planes are flying in busy skies. As the map below shows, there are some 4,000 aircraft in U.S. airspace at any moment!
Who's flying right now? Click map for a live view!
many planes can you count?
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP). Copyright
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