Friday, January 16, 2009

And I Think of Myself as a Bird Enthusiast

But this is really an unsettling article.

Large aircraft are certified to be able to keep flying after impacting a 4-pound bird, however 36 species of birds in North America weigh more than this, according to the committee. Even smaller birds, such as starlings, can cause engine failure.

We seem to leave ourselves a surprising vulnerability in this case.


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