Hello, KENTUCKY! (+45 Miles)
November 23, 2010: Migration Day 45

Photo: Operation Migration

Woo-hoo! About 30 minutes after the team decided winds were too strong, they flew a test flight anyway to check conditions aloft. SURPRISE! Conditions were GOOD! Everyone went into high gear in a scramble to cross the state border —and reach Union County, KENTUCKY! Pilot Richard had 10 on his trike and Brooke flew in the chase position. One bird dropped out; Joe found him and managed to get him to fly a bit closer to the pen before the bird dropped out again. Then he was tracked, found, and crated. (Any guesses which bird it was? Yes, #2-10.) Their flight time was one hour and fourteen minutes. Oh, happy day!

In the Classroom: Journal or Discussion

(a) Have you updated your miles-flown chart and and your personal migration map with today's progress? Click our "Data" link (under the map at the left) and find the stops listed for Kentucky. How many more stops to go in this state?

(b-for-bonus) "It looks like they have a 20-knot tailwind," came the early report. How many miles per hour is 20 knots per hour? If the distance to Union County is 45 miles, how long would it take them to fly the distance with a 20-knot tailwind?

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