Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Exercise Torrent preview: Reducing bird strike hazards to Republic of Singapore Air Force RSAF aircraft

When you start your day with a bang, you get the neighbourhood's attention.

Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) personnel are seen here firing noise makers to frighten off birds that could pose a hazard to flight operations.

The scare tactics were used along Lim Chu Kang Road during the Alternate Runway exercise, codenamed Torrent VI, in November 2008.

The use of pyrotechnics and recorded bird distress calls were among the active measures used to clear the area of birdstrike hazards. These were complemented by passive measures strung along the length of the 2,500m long road.

If only it was so easy to scare away things that could make one's life difficult. :-/

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