Bird Strike

Bird Strike
  • Author : Michael N. Kalafatas
  • Publsiher : Brandeis University Press
  • Release : 02 February 2015
  • ISBN : 1611688159
  • Pages : 200 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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On a warm and golden afternoon, October 4, 1960, a Lockheed Electra jet turboprop carrying 72 souls took off from Logan Airport. Seconds later, the plane slammed into a flock of 10,000 starlings, and abruptly plummeted into Winthrop Harbor. The collision took 62 lives and gave rise to the largest rescue mobilization in Boston's history, which included civilians in addition to police, firefighters, skindivers, and Navy and Coast Guard air-sea rescue teams. Largely because of the quick action and good seamanship of Winthrop citizens, many of them boys in small boats, ten passengers survived what the Civil Aeronautics Board termed "a non-survivable crash." Using firsthand interviews with survivors of the crash, rescuers, divers, aeronautics experts, and ornithologists, as well as a wide range of primary source material, Kalafatas foregrounds the story of the crash and its aftermath to anchor a broader inquiry into developments in the aeronautics industry, the increase in the number of big birds in the skies of North America, and the increasing danger of "bird strikes." Along the way he looks into interesting historical sidelights such as the creation of Logan Airport, the transformation of Boston's industrial base to new technologies, and the nature of journalistic investigations in the early 1960s. The book is a rare instance when an author can simultaneously write about a fascinating historical event and a clear and present danger today. Kalafatas calls for and itemizes solutions that protect both birds and the traveling public.


Bird Strike

Bird Strike
  • Author : Michael N. Kalafatas
  • Publisher : Brandeis University Press
  • Release : 02 February 2015
GET THIS BOOKBird Strike

On a warm and golden afternoon, October 4, 1960, a Lockheed Electra jet turboprop carrying 72 souls took off from Logan Airport. Seconds later, the plane slammed into a flock of 10,000 starlings, and abruptly plummeted into Winthrop Harbor. The collision took 62 lives and gave rise to the largest rescue mobilization in Boston's history, which included civilians in addition to police, firefighters, skindivers, and Navy and Coast Guard air-sea rescue teams. Largely because of the quick action and good seamanship of Winthrop citizens, many

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Bird Strike

Bird Strike
  • Author : Reza Hedayati,Mojtaba Sadighi
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 06 September 2015
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Bird strikes are one of the most dangerous threats to civil and military flight safety: between 1960 and 2014, they were responsible for the destruction of approximately 150 civil aircraft and the deaths of 271 people. Bird Strike presents a summary of the damage imposed on the aviation industries by their avian counterparts. This book first presents and analyzes the statistics obtained from bird strike databases and offers various methods for minimizing the overall probability of bird-strike events. The next chapters explore how to

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Bird Strike in Aviation

Bird Strike in Aviation
  • Author : Ahmed F. El-Sayed
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 20 May 2019
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Groundbreaking Handbook Offers Detailed Research and Valuable Methodology to Address Dangerous and Costly Aviation Hazard Though annual damages from bird and bat collisions with aircraft have been estimated at $400 million in the United States and up to $1.2 billion in commercial aviation worldwide and despite numerous conferences and councils dedicated to the issue, very little has been published on this expensive and sometimes-lethal flying risk. Bird Strike in Aviation seeks to fill this gap, providing a comprehensive guide to preventing and

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Bird Strike in Aviation

Bird Strike in Aviation
  • Author : Ahmed F. El-Sayed
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 29 May 2019
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Groundbreaking Handbook Offers Detailed Research and Valuable Methodology to Address Dangerous and Costly Aviation Hazard Though annual damages from bird and bat collisions with aircraft have been estimated at $400 million in the United States and up to $1.2 billion in commercial aviation worldwide and despite numerous conferences and councils dedicated to the issue, very little has been published on this expensive and sometimes-lethal flying risk. Bird Strike in Aviation seeks to fill this gap, providing a comprehensive guide to preventing and

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Defense and the Environment: Effective Scientific Communication

Defense and the Environment: Effective Scientific Communication
  • Author : Katarina Mahutova,John J. Barich III,Ronald A. Kreizenbeck
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 29 June 2004
GET THIS BOOKDefense and the Environment: Effective Scientific Communication

The success of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) at military facilities requires support and leadership from the highest levels of management, adequate resources for development and implementation, and an acknowledgement by the military commanders that EMS is an integral part of facilities and operations management. The theme of this book is the effective communication of environmental concerns in a changing military environment.

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The Ecology of Transportation: Managing Mobility for the Environment

The Ecology of Transportation: Managing Mobility for the Environment
  • Author : John Davenport,Julia L. Davenport
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 30 June 2006
GET THIS BOOKThe Ecology of Transportation: Managing Mobility for the Environment

This volume reviews the ecological effects of road, rail, marine and air transport. The focus ranges from identification of threats and repair of damaging effects to design of future transport systems that minimize environmental degradation. The scope of coverage extends from small ecosystems to the planet as a whole. Experts from a variety of disciplines address the topic, expressing views across the spectrum from deep pessimism to cautious optimism.

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