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Letter: Save the whooping cranes
Operation Migration, a Canada-based conservation organization that uses ultra light planes to help whooping cranes migrate from Wisconsin to Florida for the winter, is being required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to get new planes. Because the group pays its pilots, the FAA says it cannot use the ultra light planes, which are only allowed to be flown for personal use. (Cited from the Wisconsin State Journal)
PETA needs to get involved with this one. Whooping cranes need as much protection as whales and penguins. They are a magnificent bird. The use of ultra light airplanes has proven to greatly aid these birds on their migration from Wisconsin to Florida. The ultra light is slow and the whooper can fly formation with them. It even looks more like a bird than a normal aircraft does.
This is a once a year event, not like it is going on all the time. And I’m sure the organization doing the flights is not doing it for profit. My bet is they may not even be meeting expenses. General aviation pilots are like that. They will help when needed.
So PETA, you must have some “pull” in Washington, D.C. Get this situation turned around!
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