The paragling weight limit for a powered eagle is 12 tonnes, or 14.5 tonnes for a smaller bird.
This is much less than the 15 tonnes allowed for a commercial bird.
“A small eagle has to be able to jump about 15 metres and be able move its body up to the air, and that’s the main difference between a commercial eagle and an un-powered bird,” said Barry Beasley, from the National Aviaries Association.
“So, a bird with a power-sail will need to have a wingspan of about 50 metres.”
For the most part, the larger a bird, the more power it will need.
But it’s important to remember the birds need to be powered to fly, which makes them more manoeuvrable and a lot more likely to land.
“The power is very much dependent on the size of the bird,” Mr Beasley said.
“You can have a big bird and a big eagle that have the same power, but they’re probably quite different in terms of the size.”
It’s a similar story for an unpowered bird, with smaller birds required to be more manoeuvring and more manoeuvreable, and bigger birds needed to be a lot faster.
“If a bird has a lot of power, it’s much easier to fly up to about 25 metres and to be manoeuvrability is very important to the birds,” Mr Beran said.
He added that powered birds also need to use a bit more energy to reach speeds of about 40km/h.
“When they’re flying at about 20 to 25 kph they’re quite low, and when they’re at 40 kph or higher they’re very high,” he said.
How much does an eagles power?
“It’s not a question of weight,” Mr Merritt said.
Instead, he said that an eagle will be able get to a speed of about 20 kph, or about the speed of a hummingbird, if it’s in a windy area.
“In some areas you can see them in the morning, but at other times they’ll fly through trees and you can’t see them,” he explained.
“Eagles are good at following tracks and the birds will have a better chance of following a route if it is windy.”
If you’re thinking about buying an eagle, Mr Beris said the cost of a new one should be fairly low, especially if it has good windproofing.
“I’ve been selling a couple of birds for about $50,000,” he added.
“We do have a couple that have a price tag of $100,000 to $120,000, and we’ve had birds that have cost us about $10,000.” “
What about the rules? “
We do have a couple that have a price tag of $100,000 to $120,000, and we’ve had birds that have cost us about $10,000.”
What about the rules?
Mr Berritt and Mr Beas say that eagle owners need to check that their eagle is registered and that it has a licence.
They also recommend that owners of small, un-powered birds check that the eagle is using the right equipment and that the owner’s name and address is on the licence.
“One thing that eagle users should be careful of is they should always be in a safe area,” Mr Leysen said.
If you think you might be an eagle owner, Mr Beals advice is to check with a local wildlife authority.
What you need now If you have any questions about the law around eagles, you can contact the NAAA’s Bird Protection Team. “
There are very few regulations and if you’re flying you should be aware of them and be aware that if you don’t have a licence, you’re not allowed to fly.”
What you need now If you have any questions about the law around eagles, you can contact the NAAA’s Bird Protection Team.
Bird conservation group BirdLife Australia has been helping eagle owners and their neighbours since the 1950s.
It works with local councils and councils to promote awareness and protect birds and habitats.
If that’s not enough, you may also want to consider buying a bird that has been registered with BirdLife.