The world record attempt by an endangered Imperial Eagle flying from the top of the highest building in the world involved the use of HUBER+SUHNER technology to help record the feat.
Staged in March 2015, the aim of the event was not just to set a world record but also to raise awareness of the plight of these magnificent endangered birds and, at the same time to record dazzling images for the BBC to broadcast world-wide. The eagle, known as Darshan, flew 828 meters down to his owner from the top of the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai, recording unique pictures for BBC News. The project was organized by Freedom Conservation and initiated by Jacques-Olivier Travers, who set up the Wings of Freedom project supported by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. With a number of connectivity challenges, HUBER+SUHNER’s local representative in the Middle East, Optimal Connectivity LLC, was on hand to provide specialist technology support.