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gliding with a falcon with the FireFly V2
« on: January 07, 2019, 19:27:06 PM »
just wanted to share my video of a beautiful flight i had dancing with a curious falcon
thanks for watching :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9huAfikY4Y








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Re: gliding with a falcon with the FireFly V2
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 22:24:24 PM »
I love the euphemism, 'Dancing'. That falcon is letting the glider know in no uncertain terms to bugger off.  ;D  Buzzards usually just stand off and get curious, I've had a kestrel go inverted and try to grab a Wildthing from underneath. Great video though.  :af
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Re: gliding with a falcon with the FireFly V2
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 22:47:20 PM »
Reminds me of the Chobham Hawk of about 60 years ago who used to investigate models in similar fashion
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Re: gliding with a falcon with the FireFly V2
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 03:24:45 AM »
I remember a red kite years ago matching my glider move for move, but never attempted to strike at it.
Great to watch.
Nice vid, someone got some footage of my encounter and put it on YouTube but I haven't looked for it in some time.

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Re: gliding with a falcon with the FireFly V2
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 19:49:06 PM »
Stills from three passes from the Superfly and Kite video:-







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