Birds and Aviation,
THURLOW AND ASSOCIATES ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL CONSULTANTS LTD OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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Bird collision have caused serious damage to aircraft and loss of human life. Most turbine engines are more easily damaged in bird collisions than are piston engines. The extent of damage in a bird collision increases rapidly as speed increases. Birds are attracted to airfields by open space, food, shelter and water. The attractions can be reduced by environmental management. Scaring devices can drive some birds away. Bird movement can be studied by radar and periods of heavy concentrations of birds in the air can be observed. With experience concentrations and their movement can be predicted and avoided.