Hawkman can fly at Excellent speed (about 150 mph) using artificial wings and a Thanagarian anti-gravity belt.
COMMUNICATE WITH BIRDS:
Martial Arts B * Blunt Weapons * Edged Weapons
Archaeology * Piloting * Stellar Navigation
The Justice League of America * Police Commissioner George Emmett
Katar Hol was born on Thanagar, a planet orbiting the star Polaris, which had a scientifically advanced civilization in which crime was virtually unknown. His father, Paran Katar, devised artificial wings and anti-gravity belts which aided them in their studies of birds.
When Katar Hol was 18 Earth years old, the Manhawks began committing thefts on Thanagar. Wearing a protective hawk mask, his wings, and his anti-gravity belt, Katar Hol flew into battle with the Manhawks. He used a weapon his father had designed to render their own weapons useless, and he and other winged Thanagarians soon captured the Manhawks.
Then Thanagarians themselves began to steal, so a planet-wide police force was formed. In honor of Paran Katar, each police officer wore a hawk mask, artificial wings, and an anti-gravity belt. Katar Hol became the most decorated officer in the police force and married policewoman Shayera Thal.
Katar and Shayera journeyed to Earth in pursuit of the criminal Byth. They were befriended by Midway City police commissioner George Emmet, who established cover identities for them on Earth as Carter and Shiera Hall. (An account that the Halls were exposed as aliens is false.) Katar and Shayera remained on Earth, studying crimefighting methods and battling evil as the super-heroes Hawkman and Hawkwoman. Both joined the Justice League of America.