Building on our experience in the construction of bionic flying birds, we constructed a hybrid flying falcon model for the opening ceremony of the AFC Champions League football final of the Saudi King’s Cup.

Combining bionic flapping wings with two propulsion units discreetly incorporated into the feet for extra forward thrust, the falcon flew for a total of 20 minutes, controlled by a two man Airstage piloting team.

  • Location: King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh

  • Date: May 2019

  • Summary of work: conception, construction, airbrushing and operation of radio controlled flying falcon bird with a wingspan of 2.4 meters (8 ft) and 550 grams (20 ounces) weight.

  • Client: Maestro Group, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia