Posts Tagged ‘prevent bird strikes’

Bird Strike Against Power Line Sparks 7 Acre Fire

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Article & Video Shared From:

Kai Beech and Cecilio Padilla FOX40 News
6:38 p.m. PDT, June 10, 2012


With the Red Flag Warning still in effect for most of the valley, officials have been warning the public about how quickly a fire can start.

In a field near Rio Vista Sunday afternoon, all it took was a bird strike against a power line to spark a fire. With wind still being a factor, the fire was able to quickly spread 7 acres. (more…)


1986 Department of Defense Video on Airfield Bird Control

Thursday, November 17th, 2011



Great video made by the Department of Defense in 1986 entitled Frightening Techniques for Airfield Bird Control“. The video is narrated by Leonard Nimoy and compares different methods commonly used or suggested to control birds near airfields, as their proximity poses a risk for bird-plane strikes. The varying degrees of success of  the different bird deterrents available at the time are discussed including information on Ultrasonic and Sonic Bird control units. It’s likely that this was distributed to military bases to educate the pest control and maintenance departments on how to rid their fields of birds.


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