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In the News (Sun 26 May 19)

  Boeing: Boeing Unveils Bird of Prey Stealth Technology Demonstrator
Developed by the Boeing Phantom Works advanced research-and-development organization, the Bird of Prey was among the first to initiate the use of large, single-piece composite structures; low-cost, disposable tooling; and 3-D virtual reality design and assembly processes to ensure the aircraft was affordable to build as well as high-performing.
Bird of Prey has a wingspan of approximately 23 feet and a length of 47 feet, and weighs nearly 7,400 pounds.
"The success of the Bird of Prey is a testament to the shared commitment of Boeing and the Air Force to pioneering innovative methods to drive down costs and improve performance," said George Muellner, senior vice president of Air Force Systems for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.
www.boeing.com /news/releases/2002/q4/nr_021018m.html   (649 words)

  Romulan Bird-of-Prey (23rd century) - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
Gaining its name from the bold pattern of an alien bird's feathers painted on the ship's ventral hull, the Romulan bird-of-prey was the successor of a 22nd century counterpart of similar design.
Grey in color, with its namesake bird design painted on the hull, the bird-of-prey was essentially saucer with parallel warp nacelles mounted port and starboard of the main body.
New CGI visual effects were created for the Bird of Prey for the 40th anniversary of the original series.
www.memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Romulan_Bird-of-Prey_(23rd_century)   (1052 words)

  Miami Museum of Science - Falcon Batchelor Bird of Prey Center - Adopt-A-Bird of Prey
The Falcon Batchelor Bird of Prey Center is devoted to rehabilitation, release and research of birds of prey, also known as "raptors".
Since 1991, the Center cared for 713 injured, threatened and endangered birds of prey with a release rate of 48 percent.
All proceeds from the project are used for the support and care of our resident birds of prey, as well as ongoing ecological field studies of free-living raptors.
www.miamisci.org /birdsofprey/adopt.html   (638 words)

  The SA NAtional Bird Of Prey Centre Rehabilitation Program
Birds of Prey have the status of being predators and the only way they can survive out there is by being 100 % fit and healthy.
Many birds of prey are threatened because their mortality rates have gone into the unnatural figures due to man's life style.
Older birds that have hunted for themselves prior to arriving at the centre have to be flown and hunted prior to release to make sure their fit and healthy.
www.birdsofprey.org.za /rehabilitation.htm   (408 words)

  Encyclopedia: Bird of prey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A bird of prey or raptor is a bird that hunts its food using its curved beak and talons.
Nocturnal birds of prey -- the owls -- are separate from the diurnal families, and are in the order Strigiformes.
Bird of Prey is also a US television series, featuring the Huntress, based in the DC Comics universe.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bird-of-prey   (1504 words)

 Bird of Prey - Stealth Technology Demonstrator
Developed by the Boeing Phantom Works advanced research-and-development organization, the Bird of Prey was among the first to initiate the use of large, single-piece composite structures; low-cost, disposable tooling; and 3-D virtual reality design and assembly processes to ensure the aircraft was affordable to build as well as high-performing.
Bird of Prey has a wingspan of approximately 23 feet and a length of 47 feet, and weighs nearly 7,400 pounds.
The edges of the Bird of Prey's fuselage and wings are parallel to each other, resulting in radar waves reflections being limited to directions where detection is unlikely.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/aircraft/bop.htm   (443 words)

 Bird of Prey Glossary
BIRD OF PREY: A general term applied to eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and to the osprey.
Birds of prey are flesh-eaters, usually hunt for their food (although many will eat carrion if it is available), and have talons and hooked beaks adapted for grasping and tearing meat.
TALON: The claw of a bird of prey.
www.dvrconline.org /glossary.html   (1023 words)

 Boeing Bird of Prey
Bird of Prey was designed by the Phantom Works back when McDonnell Douglas was a separate entity from Boeing.
Designing Bird of Prey was irrelevant to the company's A/F-X efforts (cancelled in 1994) and wasn't enough to win a spot for McDonnell Douglas when the JSF competition was narrowed to Lockheed and Boeing in 1996.
The "Bird of Prey" name was suggested as a classified aircraft in November of 2000 by Steve Douglas, a writer for "Popular Science." Based on a mysterious "Bird of Prey" patch, Douglas concluded that "Bird of Prey" was a variable-geometry aircraft with forward-sweeping wings.
www.geocities.com /xplanes2000/birdofprey.html   (354 words)

 Bird of prey (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bird of prey, several species of large carnivorous birds
Bird of Prey (Star Trek), a type of spacecraft in the fictional Star Trek universe
See Birds of Prey (disambiguation) for the various books, comics, and other media of that name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bird_of_prey_(disambiguation)   (150 words)

 Bird of prey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses of this term, see Bird of prey (disambiguation).
Diurnal birds of prey belong to the orders Accipitriformes and Falconiformes in several groups including:
Harriers are large, slender hawk-like birds with long tails and long, thin legs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bird_of_prey   (398 words)

 Falconry - Bird of Prey Courses - Impact Falconry - London, UK
This is an intensive five days course designed to allow the beginner to be competent in owning their first bird of prey, although we always advise clients to join a recognised falconry club after their course.
Suitable quarters and housing for birds of prey.
For those who are intending purchasing their own bird of prey we can supply a list of reputable breeders and falconry equipment of the highest standard can be purchased on site at the centre from ourselves at very reasonable prices.
www.impact-falconry.co.uk /pages/bird-of-prey-falconry-courses.php   (381 words)

 NATURE. Shadow Over the Sun: A Story of Eagles. Birds of Prey | PBS
Birds of prey, also known as raptors -- from the Latin word "rapture," to seize or grasp -- may be as large as the Andean condor, which has a ten-foot wingspan, or as small as the tiny fl-thighed falconet, which is less than seven inches tall.
Raptors are set apart from other birds -- such as ravens and magpies -- that hunt, eat meat, and have strong, sharp beaks but aren't considered birds of prey because they don't kill with their feet.
Falconiformes are day-flying birds from five families: Accipitrae (which includes eagles, hawks, buzzards, harriers, kites, and Old World vultures), Falconidae (which includes falcons and caracaras), Cathaartidae (which consists of the New World vultures), Sagittariidae (which includes the secretary bird), and Pandionidae (which is another one-species family composed of the osprey).
www.pbs.org /wnet/nature/shadow/birdsofprey.html   (374 words)

 Birds of Prey
Birds of prey (also known as Raptors) are migratory birds.
The adult bird is usually dark brown with white at the base of its tail.
This bird is native to the southwestern part of the continent.
www.yarak-ce.com /birds.html   (948 words)

 Bird of Prey Class
The Romulan Bird of Prey Class was the class of vessel that was used in the Romulan incursion of 2266 and like all previous Romulan spacecraft this class was emblazoned with a large stylized version of its name sake.
The Bird of Prey or BOP class of ship utilized three powerful impulse engines similar to those designed by Vulcan engineers and used by the Federation.
The BOP class used two of these drives to propel itself through space while the third one was dedicated to the weapon systems and cloaking devise.
home.austin.rr.com /jdominion/operations/ships/threats/rom_birdofprey.htm   (525 words)

 Common Buzzard, Buteo buteo
In flight the wings have a ragged, moth-like appearance as this bird glides to and fro at a tremendous height.
It is a patient bird, quite content to sit for hours at a time until a young rabbit, a rat or a mouse chances to pass beneath it.
All too often the distressed shepherd does not realise that this is the case and unjustly (and illegally!) persecutes this bird of prey.
www.birdsofbritain.co.uk /bird-guide/buzzard.htm   (908 words)

 Halfbakery: Bird-of-Prey Feeder
Simply attach the foot of the bird of prey to an eyehook in the center of the platform with a string/rope.
Firstly birds of prey are so called for a reason and hand feeding them would be pointless, useless and lead to their eventual domestication (or if not something similar)
What would be really cool is to see a bird of prey catch a flying squirrel in mid-flight, and then kind of surf to the ground on its back and then, well, kill it.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Bird-of-Prey_20Feeder   (1055 words)

 South West Falconry Days Lessons Devon Falconry Displays Centres Experience
Yarak Birds of Prey, based in Mid Devon specialises in teaching Falconry for the novice wanting to take the first steps to keeping and training their own bird and also those who don't want to keep a bird but want to experience what it's like to handle and fly birds of prey.
Birds of prey survive in increasing numbers today because of the dedication of falconers, breeding programmes and rehabilitators and it is through their commitment that the art of falconry continues to thrive.
Keeping a bird of prey is a big commitment especially when their lifespan can be anything from 15-30 years or more.
www.chooseyourevent.com /YarakBirdsOfPrey   (372 words)

 Ex Astris Scientia - The Bird-of-Prey Size Paradox
It should be annotated that in the case of the aft hatch as well as of the bridge full-scale mock-ups were involved that had to be built large enough to be recognizable but small enough for technical and financial considerations.
The BoP is called "B'rel" for the first and only time, and it is obvious that the Ferengi could rather have got hold of small and obsolete Klingon ships than of the supposedly larger and more powerful ships that are shown elsewhere in TNG, namely the supposed K'Vort class.
The BoPs in "The Defector", on the other hand, is scaled up absurdly to at least four times the length (and 64 times the volume!) of the original design.
www.ex-astris-scientia.org /articles/bop-size.htm   (4662 words)

 The Bird Of Prey Centre
The English School of Falconry and Bird of Prey and Conservation Centre is a family run business with over 50 years experience in Falconry.
With our collection of birds growing to almost 300, we decided that it was time to open a Centre for the benefit of the general public, which is what we had been working towards for many years.
The Bird of Prey Centre constantly strives to work on conservation and we are very pleased and proud to be a part of the World Owl Trust.
www.birdsofpreycentre.co.uk   (390 words)

 First Look: Bird of Prey - Popular Science
This morning, October 18, 2002, the Air Force and Boeing unveiled to a small group of selected journalists the Bird of Prey, a previously "fl" or ultra-secret airplane prototype that was built and tested in the mid-1990s.
Senior officials at the October 18 unveiling of the radical prototype—named after the Klingon spacecraft in Star Trek, which shares its aft-set, cranked wings—acknowledged that the Bird of Prey was designed to be stealthy enough to survive in broad daylight.
The Bird's innovative features are sure to inform the design of next-generation stealth aircraft, but the plane itself, having served its purpose, is being retired—which is why Boeing and the Air Force were willing to make it public today.
www.popsci.com /popsci/aviationspace/cf395b4a1db84010vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html   (675 words)

 The Restoration of Bird of Prey a 1950 Cessna 170 A
Bird of Prey" is a 1950 Cessna 170A with serial number 19212 and registration number N9751A.
Two years ago, I started to do the annual on Bird of Prey, and as I started to open and take things apart, the restoration bug got to me. Thus, I started the long road toward bringing her back to her original condition.
Being a Star Trek follower and loving the Klingon Bird of Prey space ship, I decided this was the right name.
www.birdofprey.us /pages/1   (276 words)

 Birds of Prey
A bird of prey or raptor is a bird that hunts for food primarily using its talons.
Nocturnal birds of prey—the owls—are separate from the diurnal families, and are in the order Strigiformes.
Hawks are medium-sized birds of prey that belong to the genus Accipiter.
www.avianweb.com /birdsofprey.html   (340 words)

 John Sims' Falconry Page
Since this bird of prey can readily adjust to human environments, they are often found nesting or hunting within highly civilized areas.
However, the Red-tailed Hawk is one of the great hunting birds of all time, and many very experienced falconers continue to fly them regardless of their falconry status as a "first" bird.
If the bird is caught in the wild, hunting can soon begin as the bird already knows how to hunt, but if the hawk is captive bred or taken as a nestling it is not quite as easy.
www.netside.net /~c3i/falconry.html   (1393 words)

 Trossachs to Doune Bird of Prey Trail: a bird-watchers paradise in the middle of Scotland
Trossachs to Doune Bird of Prey Trail: a bird-watchers paradise in the middle of Scotland
The area’s birds of prey are making a strong come-back thanks to the work of conservation bodies and land-owners, with red kites re-introduced, and ospreys, peregrines, golden eagles, buzzards and others recovering after decades of persecution.
As well as the Trossachs’ birds of prey there are many other birds around, including winter gatherings of whooper swans, greylag and pink-footed geese on the Carse of Stirling.
www.birdofpreytrail.com   (622 words)

 Now you see it, now you won't: Boeing lifts the veil on stealthy Bird of Prey - Jane's Defence Business News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Boeing's Bird of Prey technology demonstrator, unveiled in St Louis on 18 October after spending a decade in the world of 'fl' or classified programs, is a very important step in stealth technology, combining a very low radar cross-section (RCS) with a renewed focus on visual and even acoustic signatures.
Boeing pilot Joe Felock made it clear that the Bird of Prey – named after a Klingon spacecraft from Star Trek – was a low-performance demonstrator, designed to put a representative shape into the air with minimum time and expense.
An unusual feature of the Bird of Prey was that it was designed with an all-manual control system, with pushrods and a mechanical mixer box linking the stick and rudder pedals to four control surfaces – elevons on the inner wings and 'rudderons' on the outer wing panels.
www.janes.com /aerospace/military/news/idr/idr021127_1_n.shtml   (564 words)

 Flint Hills Falcons — Falcon Breeders
At Flint Hills we breed and raise birds of prey for hunting.
Your bird of prey will be fully muscled from making laps around our five hundred foot round barn.
At Flint Hills Falcons, we have over 4000 uninhabited acres of tall grass prairie on which the birds of prey are able to gain and test their new skills.
www.gyrs.com /bird_of_prey.html   (146 words)

 Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre - Falconry in North Cumbria & South West Scotland
The Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre offers a wide variety of training courses and activities - from one-hour Hawk Walks to Five-Day Hawking Courses - all from the centre in Kirtlebridge, near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway.
The Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre houses a team of raptors used for bird control, in coordination with a trained falconer.
Some of The Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre's favourite falconry and hawking images and video, taken from the various activities provided by the Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre throughout North Cumbria and South West Scotand.
www.birdofpreycentre.co.uk   (526 words)

 Promotex Online - The Phantom Works: Where dreams take flight
The Bird of Prey was first shown to the public on October 18, 2002.
The Bird of Prey was one of the first planes created and built using 3-D virtual reality design and assembly methods and cost-saving measures like disposable tooling.
The Bird of Prey, having done its job, is headed to a museum, but there are more exciting projects at the Boeing Phantom Works.
www.promotex.ca /articles/cawthon/2002/11-01-2002_article.html   (1592 words)

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