Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Birdstrikes and Airplanes

RJ Note: The recent emergency landing in the Hudson River captivated us all. The pilot performed his duty with amazing calm, and our hats are off to him for his expertise. We thought you'd like to know more about birdstrikes.

Birdstrikes: Seeking Safer Skies

The near-disaster in New York City drove home the danger birds can pose to airliners. Happily, even as more of us fly than ever before, a combination of common sense and cutting-edge technology is helping to minimize the risks......

By Bruce Barcott

http://www.audubonmagazine.org/InTheNews/birdStrikes.html

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