Bird Rider converted from Chalid's Civ IV unit; uses 8 animations but only 6 are in use in Civ V (Fade In / Fade Out are excluded but remarked in the .fxsxml file).
The .fxsxml file is setup as a Helicopter Gunship; feel free to modify this and the rest of the definitions to suit your needs. Remember to define the ZOffset in the ArtDefines (I am using 40) or it will appear in the ground.
Animations are limited for this unit and there are no additional visual or sound effects provided; only graphics were converted with the expectation that fellow modders could possibly improve upon it.
Discussion Thread Here
Bird Rider 2016-10-05