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By: Mike Licht
US Airways Violates Federal Migratory Bird Laws
Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
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I've set a link to your blog there too...
"6 - satirical comment..."
The other night on CNN, they asked an "expert" what airports do about birds. The "expert" replied that some airports do nothing, some airports use dogs (but that only clears the immediate airfield; not 1000 or 2000 or 3000 feet on either end of the runways, and some airports use the birds' natural predator; a trained hawk or eagle to fly around when unwanted birds near the airport.
Even with a hawk or eagle, a flock of Canadian Geese could be flying several thousand feet overhead, and several thousand feet away from the airport and still encounter a plane ascending or descending a mile or more away from the airport.
(once commercial planes have ascended to normal altitude, they do not encounter birds as birds do not fly that high. The only problem is take-off and landing)
The Solution: SCREENS over the intakes! I believe screens are OLD technology.
Commenters have suggested chickenwire over the engines and offered goose cooking tips on the
this image illustrates.
the German news magazine DER SPIEGEL wrote about UV-color painted jets - so geese can identify the airplanes easier and faster to avoid a clash...
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