Bird strike rates at U.S. Airports

Number 24226
Subject Aviation
Source National Public Radio
State DC
Year 2009
Publication Date 04/27/2009; 08/16/2009
Summary Airplanes landing and taking off at airports in Sacramento, Kansas City, and Denver have been the most liekly in the nation to hit birds , according to an NPR analysis of new data from the Federal Aviation Administration. Wildlife researchers believe they can alert birds to oncoming planes if they can come up with an appropriate visual signal, such as pulsating LED lights currently being tested.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 15
Keywords aviation; bird strike; FAA; Federal Aviation Administration; aviation safety; wildlife; wildlife strikes;
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