Airplane Bird Strikes On The Rise

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•36 Sep 3, 2012

A study from the Department of Transportation found that aircraft bird strikes in the U.S. have increased more than fivefold since 1990, with nearly 10,000 such instances last year alone. What do you think?

  • “It may help if right before takeoff, the pilot yells ‘Shoo!’ or ‘Git!’”

    Michelle Jensen –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Tell me honestly: women pilots?”

    Ruben Culp –
    Dredge Deckhand

  • “Ugh, I know. And then when we got to Phoenix, my bags weren’t there!” ”

    Miranda Velasco –
    Soda Dialyzer