For Airplane Safety, Trying To Keep Birds From Planes

The Narrative Fallacy writes “Every year pilots in the US report more than 5,000 bird strikes, which cause at least 0 million in damage to commercial and military aircraft. Now safety hearings are beginning on the crash of US Airways Flight 1549, where a flock of eight-pound geese apparently brought down a plane, plunging it and 155 people into the frigid waters of the Hudson River. Despite having experimented with everything from electromagnetics to ultrasonic devices to scarecrows, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has yet to endorse a single solution that will keep birds out of the path of an oncoming aircraft.” (More below.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


Share


Your Ad Here

Tags:

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 Uncategorized