My good friend Christopher Miller forwarded this video to me yesterday. It’s mandatory viewing for any Sky Rider, and will surely remind you of what it feels like to ride on the back of a felrell.

Fly or die,


flying on the back of a felrell sky riders christopher hopper


Andy M · 19 Sep ’13 at 10:49 am

Haha, I just found that last night and I was thinking about emailing it to you!

Scarlet Raptor · 19 Sep ’13 at 7:23 pm

I don’t-t fee-e-l so-o good. *holds head*

    Christopher Hopper · 20 Sep ’13 at 8:15 am

    @Raptor: But you are *thee* Scarlet Raptor! You can’t get air sick!

    Scarlet Raptor · 21 Sep ’13 at 5:11 am

    I don’t get air sick. There is a difference between flying freestyle and flying on a bird’s back. Flying freestyle, you can… glide, shall we say. Youu control your body, but with flying on a bird’s back, there is the drag to think about, the bird needs to work harder to support your weight, and your body is not arnoamcly designed. With freestyle, your body is designed to flow through the air, and it is much easier to go. And you can go faster.

Dark Bug · 19 Sep ’13 at 10:47 pm

I want to be a Sky Rider now.

    Christopher Hopper · 20 Sep ’13 at 8:16 am

    @DarkBug: and how! Trying to figure out how to shrink myself and get on a bird. Of blow a bird up (without “blowing him up”).

    Scarlet Raptor 8-3 · 21 Sep ’13 at 5:12 am

    Have you never watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

      Christopher Hopper · 23 Sep ’13 at 7:31 am

      @Raptor: I have; what’s the implication you’re drawing? (Maybe I need to review this convo; I’m lost).

    Jag Swiftstorm · 23 Sep ’13 at 3:34 pm

    I b’lieve he’s referring to the television, which shrinks whatever goes through it. I think he means that you could go through that and shrink yourself so you could go on the back of an eagle.

    Scarlet Raptor · 23 Sep ’13 at 10:23 pm

    Mike Teevee. The choclate bar. He gets a little smaller. That’s how you shrink yourself.

      Christopher Hopper · 24 Sep ’13 at 6:56 am

      Did you know that the actor who played Charlie, Peter Ostrum, is a veterinarian and lives about 40 minutes from us?! I want to meet him so badly!

Sarah · 20 Sep ’13 at 11:57 am

I agree with Dark Bug. I want to be a Sky Rider now. Even though I’d probably be terrified the first flight or two . . . or twelve. xD

Gabe · 25 Sep ’13 at 9:48 pm

That. Is. Awesome.

Wordweaver · 26 Sep ’13 at 6:27 pm

Wow. That’s amazing. And a perfect idea of what it’s really like. I’m going to be referring to this as I write. XD

I wonder how they could get a camera on the eagle. Was it a domesticated bird of some sort?

    Christopher Hopper · 9 Oct ’13 at 1:40 pm

    Great questions! I have NO clue. Was thinking the same myself.

    Scarlet Raptor · 9 Oct ’13 at 1:43 pm

    I talked to a guy at my church who takes photos of birds, and he said they use something called a CritterCam.

Harry · 22 Dec ’13 at 2:33 am

I would love TSR to become a video game!

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