A simple way to save billions of dollars

Birds striking planes cause an estimated 1.2 billion dollars worth of damage annually, not to mention sporadic deaths. Here’s a simple solution sent to me by reader Steve:

11 Comments

  1. emmageraln
    Posted May 20, 2012 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on emmageraln.

  2. Posted May 20, 2012 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Or you could put talons on the underside of the plane.

  3. Woof
    Posted May 20, 2012 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    Here kitty kitty!

  4. Tom Phoenix
    Posted May 20, 2012 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Shouldn’t we say that it’s planes striking birds, not the other way around? That’s what the picture says, too.

  5. Posted May 20, 2012 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    But would it stop a knife-wielding eagle?

    • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
      Posted May 20, 2012 at 9:49 am | Permalink

      So now we have to look out for extra weaponized eagles here in Sweden?

      Great.

  6. Lurker111
    Posted May 20, 2012 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Won’t work. There’d be a blizzard of mockingbirds pasted over that airplane like gnats on car windshield.

  7. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted May 20, 2012 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    I didn’t know passenger planes could take a full LOL.

  8. Posted May 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    I can haz kleeruns for takeoff?

  9. Piero
    Posted May 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Maybe a sonar could scare unwanted birds away. If sonars can kill dolphins and whales, they surely can at least scare the critters.


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