Going to the Birds to Prevent Hazardous Strikes

Using UV Lights to Drive Away Danger

Photo of a flock of birds and an airplane.
  1. Can we put a radar system in the cockpit to help pilots avoid birds, and/or
  2. Can we identify a system that deters birds from coming near us?
Photo of runways sign.
Anti-bird spikes at an airport.

What You Can Do

This article was originally published in the March/April 2023 issue of FAA Safety Briefing magazine.



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