When Amy (Anna Paquin), Thomas (Jeff Daniels), and the geese are nearly at the North Carolina bird sanctuary, one of the rudders on Thomas’ ultralight aircraft comes loose and he crashes into a cornfield. Amy flies down to him, where she learns he dislocated his shoulder, and he encourages her to fly on without him, since if they waited for help to arrive, they wouldn’t make the deadline.
She does so, and her and the geese make it to the sanctuary before sunset, greeted by the cheering crowd as well as Thomas, who hitched a ride there with participants of the land strike. Because of the geese, the sanctuary is saved from the developers.
While the credits roll, the geese are shown returning to Thomas and Amy’s farm.
Thanks Tornado Dragon!