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The next time you see geese flying above you in a "v" formation; it might interest you to know that as each goose flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the goose immediately following it. By flying in a "v" formation, the entire flock adds about 71 percent greater flying range than if each goose flew on its own.
When a goose falls out of formation, it feels the drag and resistance of flying alone and quickly returns.
When the lead goose gets tired, it will rotate to the back of the formation and another goose will take the lead position.
Geese honk to encourage those in front to keep up the speed.
When a goose gets sick or wounded, two other geese will follow it to the ground to offer protection or stay with it until the end, and then they will join another formation or catch up to their original group.
All of this means that they all benefit individually while working harmoniously as a team. Are you in formation with your team?