Accession Number : ADP004182

Title :   1983 Air Force Bird Strikes,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ENGINEERING AND SERVICES CENTER TYNDALL AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Kull,R. C. , Jr

Report Date : 25 MAY 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Since 1975, the Air Force Bird/Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) Team, located at Tyndall AFB FL, has been responsible for maintaining all Air Force bird/aircraft strike data. Information for 1983 has been compiled and trends determined in order to better define the extent of the bird/aircraft strike hazard potential. During the 1983 reporting period, there were over 2300 reported bird strikes costing more than $4 million. In addition, one major and several minor personnel injuries resulted from windshield/canopy penetrations by birds. This presentation identifies trends in the Air Forces' bird strike occurrences and emphasizes the continual need for reporting all bird strikes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Bird strikes, Air Force, Data acquisition, Reports, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE