Bird populations are growing, and avian migratory patterns are changing with a warming planet, so it’s no surprise that rotorcraft bird strikes are up 700% since the early 2000s. Educating ourselves about this development can help us predict when strikes are most likely to occur and work to avoid them.
Learn more about bird strikes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gWReqxdsvo
Learning about bird habitat, behavior, and migratory status gives us the tools to identify the potential for bird strikes in specific areas as well as ways to best mitigate the risk of a strike. The FAA Wildlife Strike Database serves as a valuable resource as well. Learning to use the service and taking advantage of its easy reporting capability gives every vertical flight professional the power to reduce bird strike incidents across the United States.
Join us Oct. 7 at 4:00 pm eastern (UTC-4) for an HAI@Work webinar about this important safety subject. Representatives from HAI, Airbus Helicopters, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Dallas Fort Worth (Texas) International Airport (KDFW) will share information about bird behavior, how to recognize strike risks and avoid them, how to best use the FAA database, and what new technologies are coming to help reduce bird strikes in our industry:
• Cathy Boyles, Wildlife Administrator, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
• Richard Dolbeer, PhD, Science Advisor, Airport Wildlife Hazards Program, Wildlife Services, USDA
• Phyllis Miller, Scientific Data Technician, Airport Wildlife Hazards Program, Wildlife Services, USDA; and Manager, FAA Wildlife Strike Database
• Bruce Webb, Director of Aviation Education and Community Outreach, Airbus Helicopters.
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