Every Whooping crane that OM helped reintroduce into the Eastern Migratory Population arrived in Wisconsin on one of Terry Kohler’s aircraft.
As I write this, Terry’s crew is in the air west of Baltimore en-route to Oshkosh, Wittman Field Regional Airport with seven young cranes on-board. This is their 34th flight from Patuxent to Wisconsin.
Terry was an outstanding conservationist who loved aviation and the creatures that taught us the art of flying. He left his mark on every single bird that we led south and on every one who knew him.
At 12:27 pm central time, the birds arrived in Oshkosh. They were loaded into an air conditioned van and at 1:30 pm, they were released into their new home at White River Marsh State Wildlife Area, all safe and sound.
Thank you to pilot Mike Frakes, engineer Jay Kidder and thank you Terry and family.