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Avoiding Airliner Bird Strikes By Using Warning Lights

8/17/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Keeping birds away from airliners may be getting some help from a model airplane. Robert Benincasa at NPR reports: “When US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the Hudson River in January after hitting geese, it turned the […] Read more >

Amorous Turtles Disrupt Flight Schedules At JFK

8/5/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

After the flap about bird strikes that caused an emergency landing in the Hudson, a lower and slower species was causing problems near Jamaica Bay. “Birds we’ve heard about.  But turtles?  It sounds too strange to be true, but 78 of the shelled […] Read more >

Can Commerical Air Lines Act More Like Geese?

7/28/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A university-based contest called “Fly Your Idea” is producing interesting ideas for more environmentally-sound flight including borrowing some ideas from geese. Physorg.com reports: “A team of five doctoral students from the Aeronautics and Astronautics program has conceptualized a way for […] Read more >