Accession Number:

ADP004206

Title:

Bird Strike Avoidance System for Dover AFB, Delaware,

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MILITARY AIRLIFT COMMAND SCOTT AFB IL

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Report Date:

1984-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Traffic Control and Landing System TRACALS Directorate, Military Airlift Command MACDCF developed, tested and implemented an innovative bird strike advisory system for aircraft operations at Dover AFB DE. With the support and participation of representatives from HQ Air Force Systems Command AFSC, HQ Air Force Communications Command AFCC, Rome Air Development Center RADC, Air Force Engineering and Services Center AFESC, and the USAF Airlift Center USAFALCENT, HQ MACDCF successfully conducted problem analyses and the evaluation of solution alternatives to alleviate a severely critical instrument flight rule IFR safety hazard. The resultant procedures have greatly contributed to diminishing the bird strike hazard in the Dover flying area, and achieved establishment of an effective bird detectionadvisory system. System limitations have been identified and are being addressed through equipment enhancements and local community cooperation. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE