Northwind's wings allow him to fly for extended periods at Excellent speeds, or about 150 mph.
COMMUNICATE WITH BIRDS:
RESISTANCE TO COLD:
Mathematics * Singing
Inifinity Inc. * The Justice Society of America * Worla (leader of Feithera)
In 1946 a pilot discovered the hidden city of Feithera in northern Greenland. Feithera was inhabited by the Bird-People, a race of sentient winged semi-humanoid bird-like beings with their own civilization. Most people did not believe the pilot's story, but three explorers decided to go there to hunt the Bird-People. The original Hawkman went to Feithera, where he not only stopped the hunters and persuaded them to keep Feithera's existence a secret to prevent its exploitation, but also prevented the takeover of Feithera by the traitorous bird-man Trata.
Hawkman frequently visited the Feitherans, who allowed him to bring the anthropologist Dr. Fred Cantrell to live among them. Cantrell and Osoro, daughter of Feithera's ruler Worla, fell in love with each other and had a son, Norda, who was a hybrid of the human and Feitheran races. Hawkman and his wife, Hawkgirl, became Norda's godparents.
But Norda felt the Feitherans (apart from his parents and Worla) considered him to be an unwanted half-breed. Hence he left Feithera to live in the world of human beings. Norda was persuaded to join other young would-be super-heroes in asking to be admitted to membership in the Justice Society of America. After they were turned down, the young men and women formed their own super-hero organization, Infinity, Inc.
Norda, under the name Northwind, has been a member of Infinity, Inc. ever since. The Feitherans recently prepared to die when a fast-approaching glacier threatened to destroy their city, but Northwind, with the help of the second Brainwave, convinced the Feitherans instead to leave their city and rebuild Feithera in a new location. The Feitherans therefore left their city just before it was indeed destroyed, and Northwind eventually returned to Infinity, Inc. in Los Angeles.