Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bird On Bird



I’ve found one upside to getting older and having to visit more doctors. You get to read magazines you wouldn’t see otherwise. Like Audubon. Now before you zone out...

”“The Air Force has lost more F-16s to birdstrikes than any other aircraft,” he said.”

Got your attention didn’t it ? There is all sorts of information in the article.

”New York’s John F. Kennedy International has a resident falconer; his handful of predators keeps smaller birds at bay.“

And this:

”Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has been the primary test site for bird radar since 2006, and it recently installed a third radar system. Other airports, including Chicago’s O’Hare and Dallas Fort-Worth in Texas, plan to install bird radar this year. “

I wonder if that’s “1950s-style radar technology“. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

It’s a good article. You might enjoy it.

Don Brown
October 28, 2009

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