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Old Dec 05, 2012, 03:50 PM
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We have a redtail at our field. The fella likes to inspect our planes. One of our members had a radian in the air and the hawk took off and flew up to it. we thought for sure it was going to attack it, but never did. It got right up under the radians left wing and it was like it was glued there. Went a whole lap with a hawk under wing. Then the bird went back down and landed. Coolest thing I have ever seen. Also had a club member with a foamy shaped like a bird. It drew in a golden eagle as the plane came in to land. I have never seen one outside of a zoo and I am still amaized at the wingspan of that critter. Of all the encounters at the field I've seen aggresive approaches, but never an attack. once they get real close they seem to take a minute to observe, then go on their way. Maybe they are taking pity on the poor little planes for being such awful flying birds.
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