Theodore's World: Parahawking in Alicante Spain~ Amazing Video Of Hang Glidimg Among The Hawks

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March 04, 2012

Parahawking in Alicante Spain~ Amazing Video Of Hang Glidimg Among The Hawks

Video Of Hang Glidimg Among The Hawks. Man and Predator flying together.

Parahawking in Alicante Spain

The 19th annual FAI Pre-World Hang Gliding Championship was held in Forbes between January 5th and January 14th, 2012. The weather for this world class event was extraordinary as 16 of 18 days were flyable.

Over 100 pilots from 17 countries took part in this Australian competition. With 40 pilots entered into the competition, the Australian pilots dominated much of the event by placing 3 of the top 4 positions and finishing 4 of the top 10 spots overall. Australian pilot, Rohan Holtkamp, won the Pre-Worlds down-under.

Wild Thing's comment.........

So beautiful and how they did this, I love how the Hawk trusts them and is a part of what they did. Amazing.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 4, 2012 01:55 AM


I happened to see this video last night and was awed by it. The interaction of the hawks with the paragliders and the musical sound track make this a very serene video. Falconry is very big in Spain. These may have been tamed hawks. I thought I might have seen a strap hanging from one's leg. If so, what an amazing new twist to falconry.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at March 4, 2012 01:52 PM

Tom, thanks for sharing all you said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 5, 2012 02:41 AM