Wildlife encounters increased sharply between 1990 and 2014, according to a report jointly published in August by the FAA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Some of that increase likely results from streamlined reporting procedures (reports have been collected online since 2001), though increases in bird populations (birds account for 97 percent of all wildlife collisions with aircraft).
Posts tagged: Bird Strike
In Sept Flock Free Bird Control and Midstream Technology set up a Sonic Net trial for the Air Force Academy Runway in Ellicott, CO. This runway is in the middle of the prairie and birds number in the thousands. As you drive to the location you see flock after flock of various species but the primary culprit seems to be horned larks.