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November 3, 2004
Migration Day 25

3rd Day Delayed in Kankakee County, IL
From what direction are the winds blowing in this photo at dawn? OM

The pilots lifted off at 6:30 this morning on a test flight. Their hopes were dashed when they ran into headwinds on the flight path. Such winds would cut ground speed to 14 mph. Distance to the next site ( in Indiana) is 43.2 miles, which would have taken more than 3 hours to cover.

The weather will change, so don't be discouraged. Take a look at the arrival dates for the past three migrations. What is your prediction for this year's arrival?

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

Try This! Journaling Questions
  • What are two reasons for standing down when flight time in headwinds would take more than 3 hours? (HINT: These reasons were mentioned in past reports.)
  • How many no-fly days have your recorded on your chart so far?

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

Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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