Saturday, March 19, 2011

Right Whale Survey Plane to Appear at Wings Over Flagler Fly-In

We have wanted to do this for some time. The AirCam is an important part of the Project. However, most people only get to see our plane at a distance, flying along the shoreline or circling over whales. Now, the opportunity to see the Marineland Right Whale Project’s AirCam aerial survey plane up close is coming next weekend. We have teamed up with the Flagler County Airport to bring the AirCam to the Annual Wings Over Flagler Warbird Fly-In at the airport on Saturday, March 26th from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, March 27th from 9am to 3pm. The AirCam will be on exhibit along with the equipment used for aerial survey and displays showing various aspects of the Project.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Flagler County Airport Office or online at Select Tickets on the Home page for the online link.

Advanced Purchase Tickets
$5.00 Adults 18yrs and over
$3.00 Teens 13-17 years old

At the Gate General Admission
$7.00 Adults 18yrs and over
$5.00 Teens 13-17 years old
Free for kids 12 and under w/Adult

In addition to the AirCam, there will be over 60 warbirds to view up close, aerobatics and flight demonstrations, opportunities to meet pilots and crews, and other events. For a list, select What to See from the website’s home page.

The Flagler County Airport is located 1.4 mi west of I-95 (Exit 284) on State Road 100. The address is 283 Old Moody Boulevard. Palm Coast, FL 32164.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Right Whale News Available

The February issue of Right Whale News has been posted at From the main menu, select Right Whale News, and "Current Issue."

Highlights include a mid-season report from the Southeast US calving grounds and a review of the outcomes from the Southeast Implementation Team’s 17 November 2010 meeting.

Previous issues also are available.

A new mother and calf pair were sighted a few days ago and confirmed as the 19th calf born this season. The female is Catalog #3020, Giza, with her second known calf. The pair was spotted by the South Carolina aerial survey team.