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Migration Day 42
site in Meigs County, Tennessee. Photo OM
The team is standing down today under full Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
It's 50 degrees and calm, but clouds make visibility so poor that pilots
cannot fly safely by their vision alone. These conditions cover all of
southeast Tennessee and north Georgia. So. . .they'll spend another day
at Hiwassee State Wildlife Refuge iin Meigs County, TN.
This! Journaling Question
of instruments, the
ultralights are equipped with vertical
speed indicators. "With full power the airplanes can
climb at 750 to 1000 feet per minute," says OM pilot Joe
Duff, "but the birds can only climb about 100 feet per
them up to 4000 feet takes a long time and uses a lot
of their energy." How long might it take the birds to climb
up to 4000 feet so they can safely clear the mountain
ridges on this part of the migration route?
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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