I've only seen a few that could go vertical must be the young one's, it's the old ones that take 50 feet to gain one foot LOL.The problem with Turkey Vultures is their size limits their ability to get airborne in a hurry. I've come close to hitting them in my car as they just got over the roof even with me jumping on the binders.
I came up on wild Turkeys flying and every time they raised their wings up they dropped a couple feet.
Had a big deer jumped out in front me where I could of slapped it's butt when it did a 180 thank god cause if it didn't we most likely would not be here.
Came around a curve and had 10 Longhorn's blocking the road, hardest part in not getting gored, they move their head an inch and the tips of their horns move 5 feet.
Turkey Vultures will also fly through gaps of tree's along the road and you will never see them.
A friend had a Turkey Vulture hit his truck and did $4000 damaged to it.
Never had a problem until all these Cell phone tower's went up and folks dragging dead wild hogs to the side of the road where 20 Turkey Vultures will feast on.
Also if you see what looks like bowling ball crossing the road it's baby wild hog's and 600 lb Mama is not far behind, it's a good time to get on the brakes lol.
Man all this talk makes me want to go for a ride, all said it's still safer then riding in our West Texas city.