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  • BASH: keeping our pilots safe one "boom" at a time

    The Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program at Laughlin works daily to keep wildlife off of the airfield. Its purpose is to prevent possible aircraft damage, accidents and wildlife casualties.“This airfield is arguably one of the busiest in the Air Force,” said Brandon Nooner, 47th

  • BASHing bird strikes aim of JBSA-Randolph program

    A bird strike is a collision between a bird and an aircraft, but the term is often expanded to cover other wildlife strikes, such as bats or ground animals. Despite significant dispersion, depredation and avoidance, U.S. Air Force pilots face this rare danger every time they don gear and sit in the

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