Accession Number : AD0734803

Title :   Bird Strikes in Low Level Cruise Flight.

Descriptive Note : Working Paper,

Corporate Author : TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA OFFICE OF OPERATIONS ANALYSIS

Personal Author(s) : Graham, Robert R. ; Copp, Martin R.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A study of the overall efforts directed at reducing the probability of bird strikes showed that most of the activity has been concentrated on reducing those occurrences within the vicinity of airfields. An analysis of the limited available data pertaining to low level cruise flight indicates that the probability of a collision with a large bird would be reduced somewhat if the spring and fall migratory bird flyway routes and wintering areas could be avoided. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AVIATION ACCIDENTS, *BIRDS, PROBABILITY, FLIGHT PATHS, REDUCTION, LOW ALTITUDE, LEVEL FLIGHT, HAZARDS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE