Migratory Bird Fly- In and Photo Shoot. Havana, Illinois.
Migratory Fly- In and Photo Shoot.
Sponsored by the City of Havana and The RAF
Join RAF State Liaison, Mike Purpura, to see these highly evolved flyers up close and personal. Canada geese, snow geese, trumpeter swans, pelicans and ducks numbering in the hundreds to hundreds of thousands. This is an unforgettable North American animal migration that must be seen to be believed.
Arrive Havana Regional airport (9I0) by 9 am. You will be transported to the Emiquon Wildlife Refuge (https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Emiquon/) where you will have an opportunity to photograph these birds. A wildlife biologist will explain the ecosystem that supports them, their habits and migratory patterns.
After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be returned to the airport for your flight home.
A $20 donation to the Havana Aviation Event Fund is welcome. Weather and birds are unpredictable, dress appropriately and be prepared. 100LL is available at nearby fields. Mogas is available for purchase on the honor system with a check at Havana.
Don’t miss this opportunity. RSVP via email by 3/6/17 HavanaIL@grics.net write BIRDS in the subject line.
Download the Havana Safety Briefing from the RAF.