Gulls and USAF Aircraft Hazards
Technical rept. 1 Sep 1971-18 Jan 1972
AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM
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Gulls are often identified in bird-aircraft collisions in the United States Air Force. A study was performed to determine the impact of gulls on the air mission and to determine the effective means available to reduce the number of strikes. Review of the literature indicates that gull populations are increasing around the country. Unless positive steps are taken around the airport environment, the strike problem will increase. Control measures include habitat modifications, dispersal techniques, population control, and forecasting and avoidance.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Safety Engineering