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Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

3250 St Matthews Rd
Orangeburg, SC 29118-8299

General Phone: 803-536-0311
Financial Aid Phone: 803-535-1249
Sector: Public, 2-year
Classification: Associates Colleges

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IN OTHER WORDS: Do we have the sense of a goose? - Orangeburg Times Democrat

The geese that fly over OCtech in the fall always remind me of this story. It is attributed to a man named Harry Clark Noyes.“In the fall when you see geese heading south for the winter flying along in the ’V’ formation, you might be interested in knowing what science has discovered about why they fly that way. It has been learned that as each bird flaps it wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following it. By flying in the ’V’ formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.“People who are part of a team and share a common direction get where they are going quicker and easier, because they are traveling on the trust of one another.“Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go through it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the power of the flock.“If we have as much sense as a goose, we will share information with those who are headed the same way we are going.“When the lead goose gets tired, he rotates back in - more available