Do not swoop too low to the ground. It automatically lands. If you land, for the love of god, don’t let the board get you. They’ll knock you out, you can’t move or see, and you’ll just hear the sound of your owl being beaten to death.
They can thermally detect any living thing around you giving a strong pvp advantage. Like a night vision with wings. Plus they can put you and your allies in stasis and heal you whilst being an ice cube. Decent airborne mount -