Hello, KENTUCKY! (+ 108 Miles )
November 27, 2008: Migration Day 42

Joe was today's lead pilot. He led all 14 birds until 827 broke off to fly with Richard.
Photo Richard van Heuvelen

Wa-HOO! All 14 birds took off behind lead pilot Joe as they departed Cumberland County, IL this morning. With help from a tailwind, they covered the distance to Wayne County, Illinois — and continued to Union County, Kentucky! All birds stayed on Joe's wing until the last 30 minutes, when #827 joined Richard's plane for his own private ride (again). They flew a terrific 108 miles in 2 hours and 52 minutes. OH, WONDERFUL CRANES AND PLANES!

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).