[Photo courtesy of K-blog]
If you thought hang gliding was dangerous you need to check out the added perils of eagles over Lake George.
Thankfully eagle and glider were unharmed.
Ohh, that is one very cool photo. I once saw a doco about a hang glider pilot who had a sort of T post added o tthe top of his glider and eventually was able to coherce an American eagle to land on it mid air, resulting in them both gliding as one. It was spectacular to see the eagle and glider soaring through the air as one unit, with the eagle’s wings still spread out. I must search yoocewbe for that.
@Deref, it’s easy enough to get yourself a hang gliding license, one week + $1500. Most people can do the course (true!), no need for special skills, strength OR nerve.
Here’s a short vid of hang gliding around Canberra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WYo2HWYSRw
Email nic AT c o r i n b a n k dot com if you want more info about learning to fly. Canberra is one of the best cities in the world to hang glide!
So much cooler than NRL.
I saw these guys on saturday on my way to sydney. one looked liked he was going to land on the highway at one stage, but then shot off in another direction. very distracting while going 110kms!
😀 Wonderful! I’ve flown a glider in a thermal with an eagle soaring with me off my starboard wing, but I’ll tell ya – I’d be nervous in a hang glider.
Today is not the day to go hang-gliding, with all the storms, Lifting Index and CAPE!
Like dolphins playing in the bow wave of a ship
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Take it to the limit!
No wonder the eagle swooped, there are no cable ties on that glider.
Where eagles dare!
I keep telling people about this scientist who has developed remote control animals that will be used to fuel his quest for world domination.
WHO’S CRAZY NOW DR HENDRICKS???????
Very, very cool.
that is so cool
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