Originally Posted by cwmoss
Hand launched the T28 and ... then what do I see, a hawk after the helpless T28. I did a couple do-da's and he finally left. I must have been in his territory. Happened the next day, but with a smaller hawk this time. Going out later today and see what happens.
I think pulling tight loops has them confused. I've had a squadron of swallows formate with mine. Not sure if it was curiosity or territorial.
I was in Australia last month and saw a lot of small birds chasing larger birds (territorial) and it looked like it could have been fun doing air combat. When you see a small crow chasing a pelican it looks interesting. Actually the pelican ignored the other bird, found an unpainted house roof and after about 6 turns was at least at 400 feet (thermalling). Note - a pelican looks/flies like a 747 compared with other birds.