Rofalconry is the art of falconry using robotic prey instead of live prey. It has several advantages over traditional falconry:
Wingbeat Ltd is a new subsidiary company of International Wildlife Consultants(UK) Ltd. With a track record in Falcon Science since 1968, our IWC staff are world leaders in falconry, falcon breeding and falcon conservation.
We are also world leaders in falconry heritage and are the organisers of the International Festival of Falconry. Find out more at www.falcons.co.uk.
Wingbeat’s founding Director is Dr Nick Fox, OBE, BSc (Hons), CEd, PhD. Nick is a professional raptor biologist and a renowned falconer and familiar face in Middle East falconry. He has flown pursuit falcons for 40 years and breeds the falcons of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family and the Queen of England.
Remy Van Wijk is our Chief Technician. Remy is an expert in RC model making and flying, with special skills in camera systems.
We are also able to call on IWC's full team of 20 staff with skills in falcon handling and raptor science, as well as the services of its 250 or so quality hunting falcons for test flying.
Based in west Wales, Wingbeat has a brand new building nearing completion, with full office and workshop facilities for research and development. It has flying grounds adjacent to its offices and a further large scale flying ground in Northumberland when test flights up to 600 metres high are undertaken.