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October 15, 2002
Day 3

Too Windy to Fly


Photo B. Lishman for OM, WCEP

It's a cloudy, windy day and the crew is still hunkered down in Juneau County at stop #1. Each day the decision to fly is made between 6:30 and 7:15 a.m. We've prepared a checklist of factors the the pilot's consider. Why is today's wind a problem? Take a look and read why certain weather conditions are problems:

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Try This! Journaling Questions

  • If cranes fly at 15 MPH and they face headwinds of 15 MPH, how fast are they covering ground?

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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