Here are four other types of flight.
The Spanish army brought their helicopter for the troops to practise abseiling down from 50 feet up. They all managed it successfully and the ambulance on standby was not required.
Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia)
This is Europe’s largest moth, known as the Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia). This is a male. The caterpillars are hairy and have orange dots or bands on them.
These differ from helicopters because the rotor is not powered by the engine, it rotates by windmilling. They were invented by a Spaniard, Juan de la Cierva in 1923. The best known example is “Little Nellie” which flew a dramatic sequence in James Bond – You Only Live Twice (1967).
Red Kite – Milvus milvus
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