Mar 132015
 
Flying in a V formation

Flying in a V formation

WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM GEESE

Fact 1.  As each goose flaps its wings it creates an “uplift” for the

birds that follow.  By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.

 

Lesson:  People who share a common direction and sense of

               community can get where they are going quicker and

               easier because they are traveling on the thrust of

               one another.

"Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings, These are a few of my favourite things. (Sound of Music)

“Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings,
These are a few of my favourite things. (Sound of Music)

Fact 2.   When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone.  It quickly moves

back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of itl

 

 

 

Lesson:  If we have as much sense as a goose, we stay in formation

               with those headed where we want to go.  We are willing

                to accept their help and give our help to others.

Fact 3.   We the lead goose tires, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies to that position.

 

 Lesson:  It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing 

               leadership.  As with geese, people are interdependent on

               each other’s skills, capabilities and unique arrangements

               of gifts, talents or resources.

Fact 4.   The geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

 

Lesson:   We need to make sure that our honking is encouraging.

                If groups were there is encouragement, the production is

                always greater.

Unknown-42Fact 5.   When a goose gets sick, wounded or shot down, two geese will drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it.  They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again. Then, they launch out with another formation or catch up with the flock.

 

Lesson:    If we have as much sense as geese, we will stand by each other

                 in difficult times as well as when we are strong.

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