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#21 beach

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 10:18 AM

You mean there's something else besides kites..... Hmmmmm....... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 06:43 PM

I do Falconry most of my time

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Myself, and my Redtailed Hawk. "Isabeau" Now, who can tell me where I got the name from, and why?


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This was Freya, right after I trapped her. She is an American Kestrel.


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a friends White Gyrfalcon


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Working with the Isabeau
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:17 AM

that is a coool activity,
at one with a raptor on the wind,
thanks for sharing the photos

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:26 AM

When not flying I am currently trying to fly this
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:05 AM

... Redtailed Hawk. "Isabeau" Now, who can tell me where I got the name from, and why?


Well, Isabeau was in love with a doomed falconer in the opera of the same name. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.)



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Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:23 AM

When im not flyin, im buildin :)

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Vid.

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Ho, and Daz, before i took up kites, i used to fly these.


Schuter Miniboy

Schluter Heliboy

Kalt Baron 50

Kalt GS (petrol)

Haim Star Ranger

Raptor 30

Raptor 50

And a few others, i cant remember








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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:06 AM

Well, Isabeau was in love with a doomed falconer in the opera of the same name. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.)


While that MAY be true.. Thats not where I got the name. Nice try though.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:21 AM

@ exile,
I was packing up last weekend after flying at my spot close to home(ALONE)Posted Image and a guy pulled up and started unloading stuff so I watched for a minute because I never see anyone at this spot,and he reached in and pulled out a falcon, I sat there for probably an hour and watched this guy work with this bird, absolutely amazing, very impressive hobbiePosted Image
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:34 AM

@ exile,
I was packing up last weekend after flying at my spot close to home(ALONE)Posted Image and a guy pulled up and started unloading stuff so I watched for a minute because I never see anyone at this spot,and he reached in and pulled out a falcon, I sat there for probably an hour and watched this guy work with this bird, absolutely amazing, very impressive hobbiePosted Image
Micheal

Thank you Micheal. It's wonderfully beautiful and all consuming sport, more an obsession than anything because of what is required to have these birds. *whispers* Don't let a falconer hear you say, and certainly don't say it to one, that it's a hobby. LOL
Perhaps someday we will meet on a flying field when I have my birds with me. I would be more than willing to show them to you.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:42 AM

Couldn't remember the film's title - Ladyhawke!! Isabeau was the name of the female character in the film, doomed to be a hawk by day, woman at night!!! Her gentleman lover was a man by day and a wolf at night!! I think!! Posted Image

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:17 AM

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I am a damn site better with a rev than with a helicopter,steep learning curve
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:08 PM

Couldn't remember the film's title - Ladyhawke!! Isabeau was the name of the female character in the film, doomed to be a hawk by day, woman at night!!! Her gentleman lover was a man by day and a wolf at night!! I think!! Posted Image


THERE YA GO!!! Yup! The french legend of why the wolf howls at the moon. The bird that they used in the movie was a Redtailed Hawk. And was started my dream of becoming a Falconer. So when I finally managed to get my first bird, that just so happened to be a Redtailed Hawk, I named her Isabeau.
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 04:45 PM

Great thread Andrew!

This time of year, if i'm not off to a festival :), then I'm playing in the dirt :)
Added a green house this Spring!

TK! The berries are ready!! :)

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 06:00 PM

Great looking garden theresaPosted Image ,What berries would those be? straw,huckel,blue,marion,black????
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:07 PM

I work as a Training officer at our local Agricultural College 3 days a week and work from home the other 2 days.
Wife reckons I work from 8.00am, till 12 knots then go buggying.Posted Image

Fly kites, thats a given...
I built a kite buggy and get out on my local beaches whenever I can.
I build and sail landyachts.
I'm the captain of our local volunteer bush fire brigade.
I fly radio controlled helicopters, planes and slope soarers.
I pistol shoot at our local club.
I'm lucky enough to be a private pilot.

Just too busy for a second childhood. I haven't finnished the first yet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!Posted Image
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:22 AM

I do Falconry most of my time


Hows this for a deal, I'll come down for a weekend and teach you everything you could ever wanna know about Rev flying in exchange for Falconry lessons?

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:24 PM

I fly my mountain bike. Well its mostly me flying in a very uncool manor over handlebars. (hopeless). Stunt kites are safer. I play African drums at festivals, clubs and on hill tops where I wonder how swirly the wind would be if I got my kites out. I tell my wife Kites Drums and Bikes are my careers. Seems more sane than climbing trees.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:56 PM

Hows this for a deal, I'll come down for a weekend and teach you everything you could ever wanna know about Rev flying in exchange for Falconry lessons?

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I think I could manage that.
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Posted 04 July 2011 - 11:11 AM

Wufer
I am a damn site better with a rev than with a helicopter,steep learning curve


I had a bad R/C habit Posted Image up until a few years ago. Hmmm, till 'bout the time I picked up sport kiting....
The learning curve on the R/C helis was especially steep for me!
This was the last chopper (or as Arnold said in the movie Predator, "the chawpah" Posted Image) I bought:

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Walkera 4#3B. 4-channel, won't do full 3D (unless you bounce it off the floor hard enough Posted Image) but very graceful for its size. If you look close enough, you'll notice the tail rotor is gone, broken away again Posted Image

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:51 PM

Happy 4th of July and I just got back from the high desert doing my other hobby and cause you askedPosted Image,
here's what I do on my off days today I went out with my M1 carbine, my Glock model 17, my Sig 40 cal,
and then my favorite, Colt 45 Race Gun.....Posted Image People that know me know I really enjoy going out by myself
and blowing things up, I get peace of mind and today is the Forth so I made my own fireworks.... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

PS.... I love this country, God,Guns,and Kites.....

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