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Migration Day 51
Afternoon Flight Today
It's 46 degrees
F and 70% overcast with winds SSE
@ 26mph. They're standing down for the morning in Walker County, GA.
The team might try for an late afternoon flight of 18 miles. They are eager
to get out
which create unstable winds. What conditions would have to change for them
to fly later today? Keep your fingers crossed!
From the Team: Audio Clip
best part about traveling with the migration? Many people ask Heather
this question. She says it's the sheer joy each
have the privilege of seeing these awe-inspiring cranes flyiing toward
their new winter habitat, plus the method they are traveling, and sharing
with the fantastic people they join at each of their stopover locations.
And here's pilot Joe Duff, telling you how he feels about what he does:
Clip: Joe Duff Talks About Flying With the
This! Journaling Questions
- The ridges
in this area are troublesome for both pilots and ground crew. The
ground crew deals with twists and turns and hills and valleys—not
to mention TRAFFIC—for an estimated 1656 miles during the migration.
That's 431 miles more by ground than by air. If you were on the team,
what would you like best about traveling with
migration? Would you be a pilot, or with the ground crew? Why?
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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