Saturday, February 6, 2010

Birds and Airplanes Survey

Posted by Kirk
Having a lazy Saturday? I'm spending day two in bed with a fever. Good times indeed. The raging heat pouring out of this laptop probably doesn't help.

I thought I would pass along this little online survey you can take. Matt Kennedy, a graduate student in Aeronautical Science is gathering data for a nation-wide study on the level or community support for the mitigation measures used at airports to reduce wildlife strike hazards to commercial aircraft. According to Kennedy, "Getting input from different regions of the country is necessary to gauge whether there are regional differences due to varying bird populations or possible high profile incidents involving wildlife strikes on aircraft."

Responses are confidential and it only takes a few minutes. This is a cool opportunity to get involved in research.

The survey can be accessed at:

If you would like a summary of the findings, you can send an email to