I’ll be honest, I have no clue why this rooster flew in a glider. But the video is somehow mesmerizing and I couldn’t stop watching it. And it’s not as scary as barely hanging on in a hang glider. A guy really took his pet bird for a glider ride in the alps of Austria.
It doesn’t appear that the bird enjoyed the flight though. A big chunky fellow like that makes a better Chicken Nugget than an aviator. In one scene you can see the bird shake its head as if it were confused. It was probably supremely disorienting to think it a standing still but still feel the forces of flight.
In the end, it doesn’t appear that the bird was harmed in any way, just a little disoriented. All’s well that ends well, I guess. As of press time, there is no word if PETA has scheduled a protest against the Austrian flight school yet.