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October 18, 2004
Migration Day 9

No Go Again. Why?

They're still stuck in Green County, WI. It's the winds again: too windy at 10-15 mph, and winds from the East---the wrong direction for flying south out of Wisconsin and into Illinois.

Too hot, too cold, just right. Like Goldilocks, the ultralight pilots know what's best. Each morning around sunrise the pilots decide whether or not to fly. What do they look for? Operation Migration pilot Joe Duff shares this checklist:



Map the Migration
Make your own map using the latest migration data

Try This! Journaling Question
  • After reading the pilot's checklist ( above), answer this question: At what point on the migration route would today's winds (coming from the east) be an advantage? Why?

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the

Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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