Accession Number : AD0759824

Title :   Gulls and USAF Aircraft Hazards

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Sep 1971-18 Jan 1972

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Wooten, Jr , Rutherford C ; Meyer, George E ; Sobieralski, Ronald J

PDF Url : AD0759824

Report Date : Apr 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Gulls are often identified in bird-aircraft collisions in the United States Air Force. A study was performed to determine the impact of gulls on the air mission and to determine the effective means available to reduce the number of strikes. Review of the literature indicates that gull populations are increasing around the country. Unless positive steps are taken around the airport environment, the strike problem will increase. Control measures include habitat modifications, dispersal techniques, population control, and forecasting and avoidance.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION SAFETY, *BIRDS, *INGESTION(ENGINES), AIRPORTS, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, CONTROL, FAILURE(MECHANICS), HAZARDS, STATISTICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE