Kids, my sister's friend does a lot of paragliding. In this clip, another member of the paragliding club first releases a rehabbed hawk back into the wild (accompanied by one of my fave songs, Blackbird), and then flies with a one-winged owl.
Because she lost one wing, she cant be released. She is now a pet, and does her flying perched on her buddy's shoulder.
She was apparently afraid and skittish at first, but then bonded strongly with the person who healed her, and learned to love flying in a new way. This clip is uplifting (literally:)), and very touching.
Marc Chirico is the pilot in the back, the owner of Seattle Paragliding.