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NEWS | Feb. 24, 2023

Aircraft General: Birds—Small Creatures, Big Impact

BLUF: Don’t let birds affect your aircraft’s maintenance and operational readiness.

A Chinook helicopter taxi to position on flightline.
Photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Ter Haar
Birds can do a lot of damage to aircraft, both in the air and on the ground. For some insights on their impact while flying, see Flightfax’s article on bird strikes HERE.
To gain appreciation for their impact to aircraft on the ground, view some of PS’s previous articles on the ways birds’ nests in hangars and aircraft can affect maintenance and ways to avoid the damage they can cause. Click HERE for a list of those articles.
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