Accession Number : AD0663159

Title :   CONTROL OF BIRDS ON AND AROUND AIRPORTS.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Jul 65-30 Jun 66,

Corporate Author : BUREAU OF SPORT FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE WASHINGTON D C DIV OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Seubert,John L.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Commercial carriers reported 394 bird-plane strikes in 1965, and from March 1961 through June 1966 a total of 1,675 strike reports had been filed. The majority of bird strikes continue to occur during takeoffs and landings; engines, windshields, and wings still receive most of the strikes and damage; and gulls and waterfowl continue to be the main hazards. The contractor's recommendations for alleviating bird hazards at John F. Kennedy International Airport are submitted. Breeding gull populations continue to increase in the Northeast States, where little progress has been made in reducing the amount of human food wastes available to gulls. Birds migrating at night in the fall in the Mississippi Valley fly at low altitude, between 450 and 1,500 feet above the ground. The collection and analysis of data in a study of the similarities and differences between sounds of Electra engines and crickets was completed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BIRDS, HAZARDS), (*AVIATION ACCIDENTS, BIRDS), TAKEOFF, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, AIRPORTS, AVIATION SAFETY, CONTROL

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE