Flight Yet! (+62.8
Brooke took off with all but one of the 17 chicks in wonderfully calm air with a tailwind that pushed them to LaSalle County, Illinois one hour and 23 minutes later! After Chris coaxed the reluctant 714 skyward, "everybirdy" was beautifully on course. . .until a few minutes later when some broke off Brooke's lineup. Richard and Joe moved in to pick them up in the usual rodeo roundup. Brooke said, "I BEGGED the birds to follow." They did! He finished with ten. Both#727 and #710 went the distance with no misbehaving, and little #733 flew her heart out and ALMOST made the whole trip. Brooke said the birds seemed to enjoy the flight. Could it be because the tailwinds added 15 mph to their usual airspeed and cut down the flying time to their destination? What a GREAT day!
In the Classroom
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).