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Who's Flying These Ultralights?

Which pilot?
Photo Operation Migration
Which pilot?
Photo Wayne Kryduba

Which pilot?
Photo Operation Migration

Which pilot?
Photo Wayne Kryduba

Do you see the big black letters on the trikes in the photos above? (Click on photos to enlarge.) The letters are like a car's license plate. They appear outside on the trike body and inside on the instrument panel. The pilots identify themselves at airports by using these letters. The Operation Migration ultralights are registered in Canada, so they start with "C." The "I" means it's an ultralight. The other letters are different on every plane. (Now they are also registered in the United States, but those "N" numbers appear on the plane's wingpost.)

Who's flying each of the ultralights in our photos? Here's how to find out:
1. Click on each photo and write down the letters on each trike.

2. Then click here and read about the identifier on Joe's ultralight. You will also find out about the letters on Brooke's, Richard's and Chris's planes.

3. See answers. How did you do?


Try This! Journaling Questions
  • Why is it important for observers and airport officials to be able to identify the planes and pilots with visual markers such as the ones you learned about here?

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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