Still Grounded by Winds (+0 Miles)
October 14, 2010: Migration Day 5

Still stuck in south Juneau County. The gusty winds there may blow all the autumn leaves off the trees today! But let's think about flying anyway. Look closely the ultralight aircraft in today's photo. How do you think the pilots fly and steer it? See today's "In the Classroom" for more.

In the Classroom: Journal or Discussion

  • (a) Why do you think this aircraft is also called a trike? Think back to how you steered your tricycle. Describe how you turned right and left. Could this work for of ultralight pilots? Now see this page for more: How do the pilots steer? (b-for-bonus) Explore more about flight in this lesson, with demonstrations and questions.
  • Meet a Pilot: Brooke is one of the ultralight pilots on this migration. Hear Brooke's greeting to you, and find out more about Brooke. Click on Brooke's photo. Meet other team members, too! (See link below.)

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