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Old 02-27-2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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Here's one for you flight guys...

Can you see the irony in this?


I needed help from the caption on the site that I saw it on to get it.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:44 PM   #2
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yeah, when they were showing that on the news and mentioned the irony of it all.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:58 PM   #3
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The guy is lucky he's not dead. Plenty of times birds\geese etc go right through the windshield and cuts the occupants to shreds with broken plexi.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:43 PM   #4
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I can't open it,but I assume a bird or birds flew into and shattered the windshield of a small airplane.

If so,then Yes the pilot and any other occupants in the plane are fortunate indeed.

Birds and large geese etc. have brought down small and large aircraft before,the most recent one being the one in NYC. Another one involved an U.S.A.F.reconniase plane ( a RC -135 IIRC) at a base in Alaska.

Sometimes the birds or geese will strike part of the airframe, such as the radome,wing,windshield,etc and not cause the plane to go down. The windshields of large airplanes are constructed of several layers of thick material that can survive most bird strikes. In addition,most if not all, air carriers require the windshields heating system to be on during take off and landing to make the windshields more resistance to breakage from a bird strike during those phases of flight.

Bird strikes that go into jet engines are more serious as they can cause the engine (s) to become unbalanced and shake themselves to pieces. There's a FAA jet engine certification requirement where a certain weight ( I don't recall the exact weight at the moment,but could look it up if anyone is interested) frozen bird,dead of course, is fired into an operating jet engine as part of the FAA certification process.

I never had to do it,but I have seen photos of bird strikes and some poor mechanic has to clean the mess that's left up.

I believe there's a FAA requirement for pilots to report sightings of bird flocks.

This is an issue that has recently been reported around Dallas Love Field.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:57 PM   #5
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Yes, broke his windshield... but he is wearing a shirt with pictures of the angry birds game on it. :-D
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:00 PM   #6
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Thanks - now I see the "irony" of it.
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