November 19, 2002
Fogged in at Meigs County, TN
It's a short story today: no flying weather, so they're staying put. Their location
in Meigs County is overcast with rain and fog at 43 degrees. If you need a refresher
on flying conditions, check our Ultralight
Pilot's Checklist and hope for better conditions tomorrow. The team often lets
the birds fly on their own to keep them exercised on days when they aren't making
a migration flight. The photo at the right gives you a Whooper's eye view of what
that might look like!
Updates on the migration flock of 2001 are posted here.
You may want to bookmark the site so you can check for the news when the site is
Map the Migration
Make your own map using the latest migration data
Try This! Journaling Question
- Yesterday the cranes had a long slow climb that peaked at 4,000 feet. They had
no problems flying over Walden Ridge and coming down into the Meigs County landing
site. They have now crossed the highest peak along this migration path, the Cumberland
Plateau. Hooray! Take a look at our altitude
chart and make some comparisons:
- Is the altitude flown by the cranes yesterday above or below the elevation of
the Monarch Butterfly overwintering sanctuary (El Rosario sanctuary) in the mountains
- Is it above or below the typical maximum altitude of thermals (used by wild migrating
cranes) in North America?
- Is it above or below the average maximum altitude of a hot air balloon flight?
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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