Accession Number : ADP004206

Title :   Bird Strike Avoidance System for Dover AFB, Delaware,


Personal Author(s) : DeSaulniers,P.

Report Date : 25 MAY 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The Traffic Control and Landing System (TRACALS) Directorate, Military Airlift Command (MAC/DCF) developed, tested and implemented an innovative bird strike advisory system for aircraft operations at Dover AFB DE. With the support and participation of representatives from HQ Air Force Systems Command (AFSC), HQ Air Force Communications Command (AFCC), Rome Air Development Center (RADC), Air Force Engineering and Services Center (AFESC), and the USAF Airlift Center (USAFALCENT), HQ MAC/DCF successfully conducted problem analyses and the evaluation of solution alternatives to alleviate a severely critical instrument flight rule (IFR) safety hazard. The resultant procedures have greatly contributed to diminishing the bird strike hazard in the Dover flying area, and achieved establishment of an effective bird detection/advisory system. System limitations have been identified and are being addressed through equipment enhancements and local community cooperation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aviation safety, *Bird strikes, Air Force facilities, Control, Reduction, Hazards, Risk, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE