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tony draper
7th Dec 2004, 20:00
Interesting clips,could only watch it in little chunks, prolly benifits from broadband, worth the wait for us poor folks with dial up though,see how the real aviators do it.

http://media.animal.discovery.com/convergence/spyonthewild/birdtech/birdtech.html

:rolleyes:

chiglet
7th Dec 2004, 20:57
Three "gulls" in formation at eye level [Manch Tower] watching their [upper] wing feathers "fluttering" . Wasn't too quick with the camera......sorry
watp,iktch

airship
8th Dec 2004, 14:51
Thank you for that link Drapes.

A worthwhile reminder to all pilots that whatever they can do, nature has been doing almost perfectly for donkey's years. What was that...? You can't compare us to eagles. We only fly the planes, someone else designs them, Boeing builds them and every Tom, Dick and Abdul maintains them.

Perhaps if eagles made a supersonic boom when diving for their prey, the rest of the world would begin to respect them. Unfortunetly, like the Concorde, our great-grandkids won't ever see one flying...:{

phnuff
8th Dec 2004, 14:54
If anyone wants a good educational bird site for kids complete with games etc. the RSPB one is hard to beat. http://www.rspb.org.uk/youth/index.asp

ChrisVJ
8th Dec 2004, 18:42
MY kids see eagles flying often enough. Local area is a haven, every year locals count thousands of eagles nesting in Brackendale.

lasernigel
9th Dec 2004, 12:11
Thanks Mr D Truly amazing.

Feeton Terrafirma
10th Dec 2004, 01:59
Fasinating to watch Mr Draper.

Mr Airship
We only fly the planes, someone else designs them, Boeing builds them and every Tom, Dick and Abdul maintains them.

Not altogether true. You should try radio controlled models. Design, build maintain and fly yourself. Much harder to fly than those big planes too. The only limits are on height, and weight, so if you ever wanted to try aerobatics..... :ok: