Kili Senegal Parrot – First Flight Ever For My Parrot

September 18, 2010

My Senegal Parrot Kili has been clipped since she was a baby and she still has not fully grown her flight feathers back. Since I’ve had such great success taking my bird out for a drive in the car, I decided that I will take her flying for the first time with me in an airplane. From the moment she got in the plane you couldn’t believe it was her first time. I was busy flying the plane, my girlfriend panicking, and the bird just sat preening like it was nothing. She’s a bird, flying doesn’t scare her 🙂 In fact, my parrot was so confident about the flying that she wanted to show me how it was done and flight train me a little. She couldn’t wait to get her feet on the controls. Who could possibly be a better flight instructor than a bird? At the end of the video you can see that I was busy landing the plane and my girlfriend was videoing. Not that I was nervous, but I was certainly preoccupied. Right through the landing, the bird just sat on my shoulder preening herself happily. All ends well and with a nice landing too. Here’s a video of my bird driving the car: Here’s the article I wrote about taking my parrot flying: I made a new extended version of this video with some extra footage from some more recent flights: Check out my other bird training videos on my parrot’s channel: Enjoy and happy flying.


17 Responses to “Kili Senegal Parrot – First Flight Ever For My Parrot”

  1. beardeddragonman22 on September 18th, 2010 9:53 am

    Wouldent the altitude hurt kili’s ears or something???

  2. kiliparrot on September 18th, 2010 9:58 am

    @venturi117 I think even older. I think it was one of the first 172s with electric flaps. Now I’m flying a ’68 Piper Arrow 🙂

  3. venturi117 on September 18th, 2010 10:10 am

    Is that one of the older 172’s, like ’70’s? (just asking because of the yoke) . Also nice parrot haha.

  4. fancigal on September 18th, 2010 10:32 am

    you bird should say “I want some BUTTS!”

  5. legomanv16 on September 18th, 2010 11:04 am

    man i hope kili dont crap in the plane XD

  6. bloss0m27 on September 18th, 2010 11:52 am

    Er–bird flying plane…its a bird its a plane…no its both

  7. malanga13 on September 18th, 2010 12:36 pm

    That bird is really funny. I’m now on my second wild pigeon (i’m also ppl; took 1 month to train) and for the last five months its been bliss. She lives in building next to office, and every day 5:30 am she is waiting at bus stop, flies direct to me, and goes with me to office door.
    at 12 noon when i leave work, the minute I step outside, she flies to my hand. I feel like privileged every day, and she makes my day so happy. I also have 6 birds in the house flying free for 12 years, parakeets.

  8. panacea999 on September 18th, 2010 12:56 pm

    You should teach the birdie that “pull up! pull up!” noise that the plane says before you crash.

  9. kiliparrot on September 18th, 2010 1:41 pm

    No, I don’t own the plane. But you can see more of my flying videos on my other youtube: soarbird134

  10. white0nerdy on September 18th, 2010 2:14 pm

    Do you own the plane? Thats pretty cool..Kili, and you, look very happy. This is such a sweet video.

  11. jtigr238 on September 18th, 2010 2:23 pm

    That totally Rocks!! I just got my Blue and Gold Macaw and im a private piot as well… It looks like she is gonna enjoy some time in the 182 with me as well!!!
    Awesome vid!!!

  12. frigginjoe on September 18th, 2010 3:09 pm

    Awesome video. I love the bird and it’s great you take it around like that. I must admit, this video gave me a wonderful idea for the problem with my rehomed Meyer’s parrot occasionally deciding to give my ear a bite, lol.

  13. wolfsRain5577 on September 18th, 2010 4:03 pm

    aw how cute

  14. captainkegelt on September 18th, 2010 4:56 pm

    Kili says that you need to let your flight feathers grow out more!

  15. TheSoarer151 on September 18th, 2010 5:20 pm

    Very funny,though kili was saying, “Get the nose up, get the nose up!!! Good boy!” Don’t let kili get around cook too much otherwise you woulnd’t want ot take her flying with all the blabbering!

  16. kiliparrot on September 18th, 2010 5:24 pm

    Well I had a little help from my instructor sitting on my shoulder there ;p

  17. 121mhz on September 18th, 2010 5:24 pm

    Nice landing, just before the numbers and on centerline. SO I guess you got your PPL, what’s the story, drop me an email.

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