French woman flies with geese over the Alps

A French woman flew with geese over the Alps

Location: Doussard, France

(SOUNDBITE) (French) RESIDENT OF FRENCH TOWN OF UGINE, NATHALIE MANIGLIER, SAYING:

"Incredible, there is a feeling of freedom. It was just magical. To see them flying in formation was really great. There's lots of emotion."

JOURNALIST ASKING (French) "Why did you decide to do this flight?"

"Because I have a congenital illness. I can only see in one eye. I'm making the most of it while I still can see. So there's lots and lots of emotion."

The flock of juvenile geese are trained

to follow an aircraft through the skies for around an hour

(SOUNDBITE) (French) PILOT AND MANAGER OF DELTA EVASION, DOMINIQUE CRUCIANI, SAYING:

"They are high-level athletes actually, we need to pay attention to see if they are tired, if they are in a good shape, if we can have them exert more effort to fly higher."

Delta Evasion charges customers €450 ($530)

for a flight in the passenger seat of the microlight

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