Elros of Numenor wrote:
^This is probably threadomancy, but I would like to make the point about individuals' power and the ring, that it doesn't always work like that. Tom Bombadil was one person who had loads of power (he controlled all plants and animals within a large radius) but wasnt affected by the ring, nor could he control it; in fact there was a quote by someone at the council of elrond that said about Tom, if given the ring to keep safe would eventually forget about it and lose it.
so basically I still think flying on eagles was a viable option
The eagles would be seen, as has been said. However, The more power you have the more power the Ring tries to exert on you. Tom was a special case because he was MORE powerful than Sauron to begin with, and he was truly incorruptable. His losing the Ring just goes to show that it doesn't effect him at all, because his level of power is so great that it outmatches the Ring.
Why yes, I did own one of these. Back before they all became demon possessed.