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Old 10-13-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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I was flying at my club the Rideau Flyers of Ottawa and I was on my last flight of the day flying my foamy Phase 3 F-16 and the wind was blowing and the sun was gone and it was getting colder fast!

My Tx timer goes off so I set up for a landing and about 5 feet from landing a Falcon swooped in out of nowhere behind and dove downward at the model. The model hit the grass and Falcon pulled out of his dive and peeled over left across the hedges and kept on going out of sight.

I guess my model going into land may of looked like a wounded bird to the Falcon? Sure was cool to see. About 5 other guys at the field saw it too after I yelled out about the bird. 100% sure it was a Falcon due to the tapered wings and speed and color.

Sure this has happened before to others way up high but 50 feet infront was really cool!

Ironic a F-16 Flying Falcon attracted a real P-Falcon.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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Re: Falcon Attack in Ottawa today! Way Cool

There must be something in the air! I and some buddies were flying in my church's parking lot today and a hawk or falcon (I'm not bird expert ) did about the same thing - only with a 450 sized heli. Thank goodness it broke off its attack; otherwise, we'd have been picking up feathers and plastic .

Here's the video - hat/wing cam, not the greatest quality or zoom, but shows the attack.

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Re: Falcon Attack in Ottawa today! Way Cool

I once had a bald eagle dive at me on the down wind leg into Kenora airport...in a full scale C172!

the bird hit the vertical stab and what happened after that I'm not sure, but a few feet lower and he might have wound up in the cockpit with me!

My plane showed no signs of damage after landing, but the whole plane shook on impact, so I'm guessing it didn't do the eagle any good!

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