P3_9 Kweh! A Flying Chocobo

Jacek Kuzemczak, Kate Houghton, Ashley Clark, Henry Simms


This paper investigates whether the fictional chocobo from Final Fantasy games could fly in reality and carry a person on it whilst flying. It was found that the chocobo with and without a passenger would need to flap its wings, 38 times a second and 22 times a second respectively. By taking a more reasonable estimate for flapping frequency of 2Hz it was found the chocobo would have to run at 154kmhr-1. It was therefore deemed that the chocobo could not fly.

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