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It's very dangerous taking even a clipped bird outside without a harness. You'd be surprised at how far a gust of wind can take him, or even how far he can propel himself if he gets spooked by something. And then, being flightless, if he ever did get away he'd be very easy prey for predators. I've read horror stories.
Besides, I feel like being flighted inside the home would be far better for him, even if it meant never going outside. But since he does know how to wear a harness, he can have the best of both worlds! Simply don't take him out after he's had a bath, or at other times when it's inconvenient for him to be harnessed.