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Bird Flight Performance

Pennycuick, C.J. 1989. Bird flight performance: a practical calculation manual. Oxford University Press, New York, New York. 153 pp.

Software:

  • Program(s): Flight 1.11
    Author(s): Colin Pennycuick
    Version: 1.11
    Last revised: March 2002
    Size: 25.6 MB
    OS: works on Windows 98/2000 (probably other windows variants as well)
    Archive format: winzip

    Description: This program calculates: 1) power curves for a bird at a particular mass and air density, 2) a glide polar for a bird at a particular mass and air density, and 3) distance, time, and body composition in prolonged migration. Please note, those with low speed internet connections should consider this size of this document (25 MB) before downloading. See also these notes on Flight v1.11.

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