Barbados is known as "the land of the flying fish". The flying fish is one of the national symbols of the country.
Flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of the water. Their long wing-like fins enable the fish to glid considerable distances above the water's surface. The typical flight of a flying fish is about 160 feet.
Check out this video of a flying fish!
Cadets that don’t have an opportunity to see a flying fish performing its ballet in the ocean, may choose to see one on their dinner plate. The National Dish of Barbados is Cou Cou and Flying Fish.