Training Recap

Friday morning began just like any other day of aircraft training – Brooke arrived in the trike; Tom and Doug released the very eager Whooping crane colts and off they went out over the north section of White River Marsh.

We’re able to follow the for quite a distance on the CraneCam but eventually they disappear behind the stand of trees and we’re left to wait for them to reappear. Friday morning, as we waited anxiously, I began hearing the unmistable pitter-patter sound of raindrops. A lovely popup shower had developed over the marsh and with the sun beaming created some ethereal sites that luckily, Tom Schultz captured from inside the pen to share with you.

This first video link shows the take-off:

Watch this one to see Brooke and his six trusty crane colts reappear in the rain:

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  1. oma sawyer August 18, 2015 6:38 pm

    What a lovely sight to see the colts flying in the rain and in front of the sunrise.
    Way to go Brooke!1

  2. CraniacP August 18, 2015 9:56 am

    Beautiful in the golden light! … a n d … since no one has said it yet … “The cranes in rain stay mainly by the plane” ! ;^)

    • oma sawyer August 18, 2015 6:36 pm

      Very, very clever CraniacP!!

  3. Kay August 17, 2015 9:24 am

    Just in time for our Florida Schools to begin watching !!

  4. LaraLeaf August 17, 2015 8:56 am

    This year’s cohort is brilliant! So great to see how cohesive a unit they are and how bonded to YM they are.

  5. Dana August 17, 2015 7:50 am

    Always a wonderful morning surprise waiting for me – stories and pics are a treat! Thanks!