Tuesday, May 4

Tina Turner's songs to drive away birds.

Bird hit is a problem faced by every other plane-be it a small plane or a real big jumbo jet. We have read so many horror stories of plane crashes because the plane was hit by a tiny bird.

Don't imagine that only high flying eagles target the planes. Even doves crash on the plane's dashboard causing the plane to crash, endangering all aboard.

In 1995 there was a collision between 30 geese and a jet at the Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. Sadly all 24 people aboard, were killed.

To solve this perennial headache, airports have:
* shot birds
* poisoned them
* set off firecrackers
* installed loud sirens
* resorted to dog patrols

Here is where Tina Turner steps in:

Airport officials at Gloucestershire, England, came up with a solution that drove the doves (and everything else) away. They replaced their recordings of bird distress calls, with some by Tina Turner - played at top volume.

Tina-did you hear? I am your big fan.

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