JUANA, Costa Rica — A blue-and-white julianas crane made of bamboo traveled on a 10-minute flight from New York City to Costa Rica, where it took on a life of its own.
The crane, which is the largest in the world, was put on a charter flight from Long Island to Costa Rico on July 27.
The plane made stops in Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica before arriving in Costa Rica on July 28.
The yellow crane, named “Juliana” by her owners, was designed by the firm “Lucky Red.”
They say the yellow crane will travel in a circle of 20 feet.JULIANA crane, red crane travel.
(Courtesy of Lucky Red)When the plane touched down, the yellow-and the red-climbing crane made their way through a rain forest, before arriving at the airport in Jucaito, Costa Rican capital, on July 29.
The yellow crane was the first one to travel.
The red crane took a day to reach Jucaita.
The orange crane was scheduled to arrive on July 30.
The trip is a milestone for the green-and red-clad crane, the largest crane in the Americas.
It will be the first time the two types of crane will fly together.
The flight is part of a pilot training program by the Costa Rican government.
The julians yellow-climb is considered one of the most impressive feats in the aviation industry.
The two types are similar in size, but the yellow one has the capability of climbing and descending at up to 60 miles per hour.
The julianias crane, made of a material called bamboo, will climb in a 10 minute flight and travel at up a maximum speed of 80 miles per minute.
It will be an event that the two cultures will be watching closely, according to the owners of Lucky White Crane.
Juliana Crane, the red crane.
(Julia Alves, The Associated Press)The jolianas yellow- and red-clawing crane was developed in the late 1960s by the United States.
The U.S. Navy purchased the design in 1984.
The Costa Rican company, Lucky Red, said the blue- and white juliaans crane was chosen because of its durability, speed and ability to climb.