Accession Number:

ADA023222

Title:

Evaluation of the Bird-Aircraft Strike Hazards at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

A serious bird-aircraft strike hazard potential exists at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The three problem areas involve flight routes to and at the Dare County Gunnery Range, the base airdrome, and birds roosting in fixed facilities adjacent to the runways. Five National Wildlife Refuges in the area surrounding the gunnery range provide suitable habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and seabirds. Measures to reduce the hazard potential include 1 determination and avoidance of airspace of known waterfowl concentrations, shorebird and seabird activity, 2 reducing the attractiveness of environmental features in the airbase environment, 3 population reduction within the fixed facilities, and 4 dispersal of Starlings from the airfield using Starling distress calls.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE