Incidents of birds colliding with planes are on the rise, and experts are desperate to find a solution. According to Fox News, the Bird Strike Committee conference, including representatives from the Federal Aviation Authority, Department of Defense and Department of Agriculture, will meet in Memphis later this month to discuss the issue and brainstorm possible solutions.
Airports have many ways to prevent bird strikes, from culling birds to using dogs or raptors to scare away birds to noise and laser disruptions, but as airports grow and bird habitats shrink, collisions may be inevitable. New technologies can help mitigate the problem at some airports, and changing plane flight paths or times may also be effective.
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